RN to BSN Online

Finish your degree in a little as 15 months.

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Online flexibility to help you balance life, work, and education.

  • Quality: Fully online, fully accredited by CCNE.
  • Balance: Designed to allow students to focus on two, 8-week online classes at a time.
  • Career Focused: Core nursing curriculum designed specifically for the realities of nursing professionals.


Fast track your competitive advantage

  • Complete your core nursing BSN track in one year.(1)
  • Expand your knowledge and skills beyond clinical nursing and meed the demand in areas of health assessment, evidence-based practice, community-based nursing, and the business of nursing in healthcare.
  • Give your resume and personal brand that boost necessary to advance your career and ascend to your full potiential.
(1) Specific to 30 core BSN curriculum credits.

Affordability to help maximize your investment

  • Generous transfer credit policy. RN to BSN candidates may transfer up to 90 credits(2) towards their 120 credit hour program.
  • The average candidate with an RN license ans and associate degree in nursing transfer between 54 and 72 credits.(3)
  • Highly competitive, affordable tuition, with books and supplies included.(4)
(2) based upon Brookline’s 25% minimum residency requirement as outlined in the catalog. (3) based upon a block-transfer of 54 credits of licensend RN’s with an accredited ASN degree. (4) see tuition and fees for the nursing program here.
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40 Years

Brookline has been helping prepare people for professional career fields for over four decades.

Local Roots, Global Reach

You have the support of four ground campuses in Arizona and New Mexico, and the global reach of staff, faculty, and alumni network.

We Care - Brookline is putting the U back in edUcation.

Responsive faculty in the online classroom combined with a team of administrators to support you throughout your program.

Engaged with Community Partners

20% off RN-BSN tuition if your employer is a Clinical or Educational Alliance Partner

Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Here are just a few of the classes you will take during the RN to BSN Program:

Health Assessment
Evidence-based Practice
Community-based Nursing Practice
Business Concepts for the Professional Nurse

Program Outline

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, graduates will contribute to the areas of:

  • Utilize the nursing process and critical thinking as tools to make culturally-sensitive patient-centered clinical decisions in all healthcare settings within systems-based environments.
  • Collaborate with patients and other members of the healthcare team in the planning, coordination, and provision of competent care.
  • Integrate evidence-based findings into nursing and collaborative practice.
  • Promote patient and staff safety utilizing the process of quality improvement based on available evidence.
  • Use information and technology for communication, knowledge development, and clinical-decision making.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors and professionalism when providing care to patients across the lifespan in all healthcare settings when transitioning from the RN practice role to the BSN practice role.
  • Integrate legal, ethical, and professional standards into nursing practice.
Program Concentration - 30 Credits - 510 Contact HoursCredit HrsLecture HrsLab HrsPracticum
NUR 250 Professional Role Enhancement34500
NUR 315 Health Care Systems & Policy34500
NUR 320 Evidence Based Practice34500
NUR 325 Information Management in Health Care 34500
NUR 335 Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse445300
NUR 350 Business Concepts for the Professional Nurse34500
NUR 415 Leadership in Action445300
NUR 425 Community-based Nursing Practice 445045
NUR 450 Changing Nursing Practice34500
General Education - 36 Credits - 540 Contact HoursCredit HrsLecture HrsLab HrsPracticum
EN 155 Scholarly Writing34500
CO 215 Interpersonal Communication 34500
SO 170 Introduction to Sociology34500
PH 210 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving34500
PO 136 Introduction to Political Science3450
PO 150 Political Systems34500
PO160 Introduction to Public Policy34500
General Education Electives1522500
Additional Course Requirements – 54 Credits – 765 Contact HoursCredit HrsLecture HrsLab HrsPracticum
PRQ RN to BSN 177Program Course Prerequisites*1522500
PRQ 276 Transfer Credits from ADN**3954000
(*) PRQ 177 Program Course Prerequisites: Transfer credit applied for successful completion of associate’s degree in nursing program prerequisite courses taken as part of an approved program with a grade of “C” or better. Students may not enroll in this course as it is provided to facilitate the application of block transfer credit. (**) PRQ 276 Transfer Credits from ADN: Transfer credit applied for successful completion of associate’s degree in nursing courses taken as part of an approved program with a grade of “C” or better. Students may not enroll in this course as it is provided to facilitate the application of block transfer credit

Do I have to complete a clinical?

  • Practice experiences are woven throughout the courses and can often be accomplished on the job, at your workplace. This means you will have professional clinical experiences, but will not experience clinical rotations like you did when you went to school to become a nurse.
What Is It Like Taking an Online Course?

If you have never taken an online course before and you’re a little nervous, that’s ok. We will help you prepare for online classes.

Brookline has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online classroom. Your admissions representative can provide a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes and help you understand what you can expect when you log into your first class.

How Often Will I Go To Class?
There are no mandatory login times. Most classes require that you login two to three times per week. Check the course syllabus for information specific to your class.

What Are The Course Requirements?
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As noted in syllabi for each course include scholarly papers, analysis of learning through case studies experiences, or PowerPoint presentations uploaded to a learning management system. There are discussion questions that create dialogue among classmates based on articles, topics, or assigned reading; all assignments graded with posted rubrics.

Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A career in Nursing can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.


At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.

Tuition Nursing Courses$333.33 per credit hour
Tuition General Education Courses$166.67 per credit hour
Application FeeNo charge
Books & SuppliesNone, all ordered online
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(5) to help cover the cost of their education(6). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(5) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(6) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Requirements

New students are enrolled six times per year.

  • All that’s required is a current RN license approved by your state or Associates Degree in Nursing from an institution recognized by the Department of Education.
  • Application for admission and an interview with a Brookline Admissions Representative.
Admission Process

Seven Simple Steps …

  1. Connect with a Brookline Admissions Representative by either submitting your contact information (Request Info) or calling (844) 769-0004.
  2. Attend a live, or virtual, planning session which includes both career and academic goals with an authorized Admissions Representative.
  3. Submit your state approved RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN.
  4. Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended or are currently attending.
  5. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  6. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  7. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Upon completion of the admissions requirements, you will be notified by your Brookline Admissions Representative on your status.

Transfer Credits

We Accept Most Credits(7)

  1. Plan Ahead
    • Review requirements before planning to transfer. Students must follow the admission guidelines and procedures.
  2. Request Evaluation
    • Request a credit evaluation prior to your first semester and provide an unofficial/official transcript.
  3. Review Full Requirements
    • Review the full program of study or call 844-769-0004 to determine if your courses transfer.
(7) Regardless of the institution involved, the acceptance of credits is at the discretion of the accepting institution and cannot be guaranteed. Brookline College does not, in any way, imply or guarantee credit may transfer.
Administration & Faculty

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.


The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

Our Promise to You
Fixed Tuition

You will know what you’re going to pay right from the beginning and it won’t change during your education. That’s our promise to you.(8)

(8) Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
Dedicated Faculty

You’ll learn from qualified instructors who are committed to your success in the classroom. With small class sizes, you’ll interact closely with your faculty as they teach, coach and mentor you through your time of study.

Financial Guidance

Understanding the options you have to pay for school is important, and without help it can be overwhelming. Our staff will guide you through the process. From scholarships and grants to loans, we’re here to help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid. Learn More

Continuing Nursing Education

Brookline College is committed to the advancement of nursing education and the success of nurses. With advanced degrees (Masters of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing – Health Systems Administration) and workshops, nurses can continue to build their skills and career.

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