RN to BSN Program

The University of Portland RN to BSN program is specifically designed for nurses who have completed an associate pre-licensure program and have RN licensure. The program has been designed through a collaborative pathway that incorporates both prior learning from pre-licensure nursing education along with RN to BSN completion course work. It is structured as a part-time, hybrid-format, with classroom content delivered online, and individualized, face-to-face support by faculty in the practice experiences. This approach allows returning nurses as well as those entering the nursing profession to balance education along with continuing work and personal responsibilities.

RN to BSN Program of Study
Core Degree Course Requirements

Program highlights

  • Part-time program; 2 courses (6 credits) per semester
  • Five semesters – 30 total program credits
  • Anticipated online delivery with one day scheduled on campus sessions each semester
  • Flexible self-scheduled clinical practice experiences in your own work settings

Why apply?

A BSN education can maximize:

  • Improved quality, patient outcomes, and safety
  • Leadership and health policy skills
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Integrated knowledge in population health and care coordination

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an associate degree in nursing or in the last year of a pre-licensure associate degree in nursing program
  • Completion of the statistics prerequisite (within the last five years) and completed by the start of the second semester of the program
  • Applicant RN license must be active by the start of the program

How to apply

Applicants interested in the School of Nursing RN to BSN program, must complete the admission requirements prior to entering the program. The priority application deadline is March 15, 2018. Applicants accepted to the program begin classes May 14, 2018 and will be notified of the date for an on-campus program orientation.

Application Documents

RN to BSN Expectations for Essential Functions Document
Technology Self-assessment Statement

Application Submission Information

Contact Us

Interested in the RN to BSN program? Questions? Looking for more information?

  • Email the School of Nursing at nursing@up.edu
  • Call the School of Nursing at 503.943.7211


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798