Connecticut RN to BSN Online Program

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Connecticut RN to BSN Online Program

Connecticut RN to BSN Online Program Highlights

Take advantage of Carson-Newman’s (C-N) Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program in Connecticut, designed specifically for busy RNs, and learn how to become a more autonomous and confident caregiver with control over your career. By learning to employ critical thinking, evidence-based practice, patient advocacy, ethics in nursing practice and the principles of servant leadership to improve patient outcomes and the quality of health care in your community, you can take the next step in your nursing practice.

The Online RN to BSN program at Carson-Newman allows most RNs to qualify for advancement opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable at the Associate’s Degree in Nursing level. The RN to BSN degree means a more prepared and engaged nursing professional today, and many health care providers and hospitals insist on the BSN as a minimum credential for employment or advancement.

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Fast Facts

  • Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

  • Ranked #13 in Best Value Schools - U.S. News & World Report, 2017

  • Ranked #34 in Best Colleges for Veterans  - U.S. News & World Report, 2017

  • Ranked #66 in Regional Universities South - U.S. News & World Report, 2018

  • Receive up to 30 hours of credit for knowledge gained in basic nursing program as a licensed RN

  • Receive up to 90 total transfer credits (based on transfer evaluation)

  • Earn your BSN on your own schedule; 100% online coursework (not including clinicals)

  • Complete the program in as few as 14 months depending on transfer evaluation


*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 ( 


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Career Outcomes

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice has recommended that at least two-thirds of the basic nurse workforce hold baccalaureate or higher degrees in nursing, to meet the complex demands of today’s health care environment.

This indicates that, in general, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have more opportunities for positions and career advancement.

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RN to BSN Online Program Curriculum

To view all of our course listings, please see our program guide.


About Connecticut

Connecticut is a state located in the southern part of the New England region, and is bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island South to the south and New York to the west. The state’s name is for the Connecticut River and the word “Connecticut” follows different anglicized spellings of the Algonquian word for “long tidal river”. Connecticut has a strong maritime tradition due to the Connecticut River, the Thames River as well as ports located along the Long Island Sound shore. The state is also home to the financial services industry, including hedge funds in Fairfield County and insurance companies in Hartford. Major cities in Connecticut include Stamford, Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport.