RN-to-BSN Completion Program

This program begins in August and January each year!

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program meets the needs of registered nurses who desire to continue their professional development.

We also offer the RN to BSN fully online.

FAQs about Program (PDF)

Required Courses

General Education Required Cognates Elective Course Hours
ENGL 101 Written Communication II 3
ENGL XXX English Elective 3
PSYC182 General Psychology 3
COMM171 Speech Communication 3
SOC151 Principles of Sociology 3
XXX Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MATH111 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
THEO110 Exploring the Christian Faith 3
PSYCXXX Psychology Elective 3
XXX Biology or Chemistry Elective
XXX History/Economics/Sociology/Social Science Elective
XXX Fine Arts/Art/Music/Literature/Theatre Elective
XXX Bible/Philosophy Elective 3
XXX General Electives  14
 Total 55
  • Students may transfer credit from other accredited institutions, providing the courses are equivalent to the required Bethel courses and a grade of “C” or better has been earned.
  • CLEP testing available for select courses

Students may receive credit for certification from a national organization including specialty nursing certifications, ACLS, PALS, etc.

General Education Required Cognates Elective Course Hours
NUR381* Role Transition in Professional Nursing 3
NUR300 Nursing Informatics 3
NUR380 Health Assessment 2
NUR382 Frameworks for Nursing Practice 2
NUR383 Contemporary Issues In Nursing 2
NUR395** Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NUR410 Ethics for Nursing Practice 2
NUR471*** Nursing Leadership and Management 5
NUR485*** Community and Population-Based Nursing 4
NUR487 Global Health 3
  BSNC Nursing Credits 29
**** Lower Level Nursing Credit (Diploma or ADN program) 36
Total Nursing 65
BSN_C Program Total 120

*NUR 381 is a pre-requisite to all nursing courses

               **NUR 395 has a co-requisite of Basic Probability & Statistics

               ***NUR 471 and NUR 485 require a clinical practice experience

               ****Up to 36 nursing credits will be transferred in from the student’s diploma or associate program


RN to MSN Option Available

Complete your RN to MSN in as little as 3 years!

  • Complete the BSN Completion in 12 months then choose MSN Educators or MSN Administrators program and complete MSN in an additional 2 years.
  • MSN program admission criteria must be met.

Program Completion Timeframe

The BSN-C begins in August and January each year.

  • 20-month and 12-month completion options
  • Each course is seven weeks
  • 100 percent online format OR hybrid format (both classroom and online classes)
  • Hybrid offered at three locations:
    • Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.
    • Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.
    • Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Mich.
  • Fully online option available

Tuition and Fees

Adult and Graduate Tuition

Tuition Charges
Nontraditional Programs $405 per credit hour
Nursing BSN Degree Completion $405 per credit hour
Graduate Programs
Ministry/Theology $315 per credit hour
Education $395 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching $395 per credit hour
Other (MA, MBA, MSN, MAC) $455 per credit hour


Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:

  • Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $175
  • Full-time graduate students: $150
  • All part-time students: $125
  • Summer school: $125

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Bethel College*: Complete an application
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Active, unencumbered RN license

*Please note admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Applicants will receive separate notification of acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program. 

Financial Aid and Payment Plan Options

Contact Us

Ashlyn Havens

Ashlyn Havens

Titles: AGS Admission Counselor
Phone Numbers:
School: 574.807.7353