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Prepare for What’s Next With an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing From Walden

You touch patients’ lives every day with your care and compassion. Now it’s time to focus on your own journey—with Walden’s CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online program.

Our BSN program prepares registered nurses with additional skills in leadership, community health, and health promotion. These skills are critical in the transformation of the nursing field, as outlined in The Future of Nursing 2020–2030 report.1

It takes guts to put your nursing career first. But when you pursue an education for good at Walden, you’ll be empowered to impact the lives of countless others as well as your own. It’s an investment in yourself—and your community.

Walden’s bachelor’s degree in nursing program is designed with working nurses like you in mind, giving you the flexibility to stay on the job while making steady progress toward your goals. It’s nursing education built for real life.

Why Complete Your RN to BSN Online With Walden?

Accredited Program

Our CCNE-accredited online RN to BSN program is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials.


Learn from nursing faculty who are also practicing clinicians. 100% of our classroom teaching faculty hold doctorates.2

Interactive Simulations

Gain practical experience and practice health assessment skills through Digital Clinical Experiences™ by Shadow Health—a realistic, interactive simulation.


Our competency-based BSN online format allows you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, without set weekly deadlines.

Practicum Advantage

Get the support you need for a successful experience at all stages of your nursing practicum.


Are you a Registered nurse (RN) with a hospital diploma or an associate degree in nursing? Skip the BSN and start your MSN.

Program Savings

Tempo Learning®: Receive up to a $500 Grant and fourth subscription period at no tuition cost based on your progress if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on October 3, 2022. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Program Details

Learning Tracks

We have a path to success for every level in your nursing career.

Personalized Practicum Support

Caroline SanchezWe know how valuable practicums are to your learning experience and career goals. That’s why we are committed to Practicum Advantage™—a collaborative process of coaching, resources, and self-help tools to help you identify local sites that match your needs.

Flexible Learning

Two Ways to Learn

Choose from two degree completion options that are both designed for working nurses.

COURSE-BASED LEARNING. Learn the Traditional Way.

If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good choice for you.

Walden University Tempo Learning® TEMPO LEARNING®. A Different Way to Learn.

Choose this option if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

  Course-based learning
Tempo Learning®
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree
 The flexible pace, ideal for some students
Time Structured schedule
Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress
Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course
All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree
Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty

Payment Plans and Scholarships*


*May not be available for all programs

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your BS in Nursing degree in 10 months for under $14,000*

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* Based on the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students. Your actual total program time and costs will depend on your individual pace and transfer credits. A student’s pace is usually determined by their experience with the subject, ability to work independently, and available time. 

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations:

To be considered for admission to this bachelor’s program, you must have an associate degree or diploma in nursing and a valid RN license. Walden University is currently unable to accept applications for the competency-based RN-BSN AIM option from residents of the following states: Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must submit a completed online application and official transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Paying for Your Education

Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.

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Program Savings

Tempo Learning®: Receive up to a $500 Grant and fourth subscription period at no tuition cost based on your progress if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on October 3, 2022. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Program Outcomes

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Gain a Career Edge

As the population ages and baby boomers retire, nurses are more in demand than ever before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses will grow by 9% through 2030—much faster than the national average.3

In nursing, education matters. According to a 2020 AACN survey, 82.4% of employers at hospitals and healthcare settings said they strongly prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree.4 With an influx of graduates entering the field, earning a BSN online can give you a competitive edge. It’s not just about what’s next in healthcare; it’s about what’s next for you. Pursue your passion and open new doors to your future at Walden.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing?

With a BSN, you can pursue your passion and define your path forward, whether you want to seek a leadership role, become a direct-care provider, or advocate for healthier communities. It also serves as a bridge to an advanced degree, whether you intend to pursue your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or go all the way to a doctorate.

Registered nurses who hold a BSN are prepared to pursue a variety of roles in inpatient and outpatient settings, including the ones below.

  • Insurance companies
  • Magnet hospitals
  • Healthcare foundations
  • Community organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • Military healthcare organizations
  • Nursing organizations
  • Minority nurse advocacy groups

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online RN to BSN program.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Walden's online RN to BSN program will be prepared to:

  • Apply leadership and informatics concepts in decision-making to promote patient safety and quality care.
  • Use evidence based on the sciences, humanities, and research to guide nursing practice across the health-illness continuum in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Evaluate the implications of policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery, including the health of vulnerable populations and healthcare disparities.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement individual and population-focused interventions to promote health and to prevent and manage disease and injuries.
  • Exhibit accountability for personal and professional behaviors in accordance with standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct with a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Provide patient-centered nursing care based on a comprehensive and focused health assessment across the life span using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.


Meet Your Academic Team - Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Jamil Norman

    Jamil Norman

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Norman has over 16 years of experience as a registered nurse and 12 years in higher education. Her areas of expertise include nursing research and women’s health nursing. Dr. Norman earned a BSN from the University of Central Arkansas, an MSN from Grambling State University, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Anita Korbe

    Anita Korbe

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Korbe has over 36 years of nursing experience and 16 years of experience in teaching. She has served as the president-elect and president of the South Carolina League for Nursing and as chair of the education committee for the South Carolina Nurses Association. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has served on the board for the Gamma Omicron Chapter at Large.

Jamie McCormick

I was surprised at how responsive the faculty was. They were always willing to answer questions and did not take long to reply.

Jaime McCormick ’16 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Graduate


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