Vermont RN-BSN Online Program

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Vermont RN-BSN Online Program

Vermont RN to BSN Online Program Highlights


Carson-Newman’s Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program enables busy RNs residing in Vermont to earn a BSN on their own schedule. Consisting of 33 credit hours of nursing courses, the program builds upon licensed RNs’ existing professional knowledge to help them become more autonomous and better prepared caregivers by utilizing professional ethics, patient advocacy and servant leadership principles to improve patient outcomes and community health. Through the Online RN to BSN program at Carson-Newman, RNs learn how to employ evidence-based practice, utilize critical thinking skills and gain more control over their nursing practice.

Many health care providers and hospitals insist on the BSN as a minimum credential for employment or advancement. The Online RN- to BSN program allows most RNs to qualify for advancement opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable at the Associate’s Degree in Nursing level. Take the next step in your nursing practice in Vermont by becoming a more engaged and complete nursing professional with an RN to BSN degree.


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Fast Facts

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

  • 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)

  • 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

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

*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

By completing the Online RN to BSN program, RNs in Vermont can become better prepared to conduct detailed patient assessments, identify key issues and treatment options, establish and communicate priorities, and conduct necessary interventions. 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 Vermont

Vermont is located in the northeastern United States and is known for its natural landscape and large forests, is known for being a major producer of maple syrup, and is home to more than one hundred 19th-century covered wooden bridges. Vermont borders Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west and the province of Quebec in Canada to the north. The second smallest state by population and the sixth smallest state in area, Vermont’s capital city is Montpelier, which is also the least populous state capital in the United States. Vermont’s most populous city is Burlington. Economic activity of the state is centered on health care, manufacturing, real estate and government. Vermont’s geography is marked by the Green Mountains which separate Lake Champlain on the west, from the Connecticut River valley on the east.