decor decor

RN-to-BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Build on your RN credential and take the next step in your professional journey. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN program at Capella is designed for working nurses who want to leverage their experience and streamline their path to an accredited nursing degree. You can develop skills in key areas like patient care technology, information management and generalist nursing practices to help improve the quality of patient care and community health. Get ready to broaden your scope of practice in diverse health care environments.

Flexible degrees fit for nurses

Of all nurses who come to Capella for their BSN, over 90% choose FlexPath. Is FlexPath right for you?

Industry aligned

Capella University is a proud educational alliance partner with the American Nurses Association. We’re also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, an honor society whose members work to advance world health.

Accelerated Master’s Pathway (AMP)

Choose the Capella Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) option for your RN-to-BSN degree program and start taking master's-level courses, which could potentially save you up to $5,220 on your MSN at Capella.

Video Ayleen's RN-to-BSN FlexPath Story
Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • CCNE accredited
  • 8 Core courses
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 132 Maximum transfer credits

With FlexPath, you can complete your RN-to-BSN program in 9 months and under $10,000.*

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN.

Job titles to explore

  • Registered nurse
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Home health nurse
  • Nurse supervisor
  • Charge nurse
  • Case management nurse
  • School nurse

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Insurance company
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care agency
  • Ambulatory care office
  • School (P­–12)
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Assisted living facility
  • Government – local, state and federal

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

How does FlexPath work?

There's so many things that make FlexPath unique. Learn more about what you can expect to see as a FlexPath student.

6 Ways Capella Supports Nurses

Nurses are the people we trust to help us stay healthy and recover from illness or injury. Find out why 14,000+ nurses are Capella students or alumni.

Continuing education with no tuition costs

Build skills, work toward licensure renewal and meet CE requirements when you earn contact hours through on-demand nursing webinars.