Advance your nursing career

The RN to BSN program at Bushnell University is designed for working adults who have graduated from an accredited nursing program and want to enhance their knowledge and advance their nursing career.

April 6th, 5:30pm

April 13th, 7:30pm

Can’t make it on these dates? Give us a call at 541-684-7201 to speak with an admissions counselor for nursing programs.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Curious about the online RN to BSN program? Join one of our info sessions! Staff and faculty will cover program basics then allow time for Q&A. Information sessions are held via Zoom and last about an hour. Register today!

The Bushnell University Difference

  • Three starts per year
  • Earn your degree in 12-20 months
  • 30+ years’ experience educating working adults
  • Flexible, 100% online CCNE-accredited program
  • A supportive academic environment that puts students first
  • Program prepares students for graduate education
  • Project-based practice experiences completed in your local community


Quick Facts for the BSN Major

*Time to completion will vary by student depending on individual progress and credits transferred.
Credit Hours30 Credits (10 Courses)
Program Length

Part-time enrollment (one course every 8 weeks): 5 semesters (1.5 years)*

Full-time enrollment (two courses every 8 weeks): 3 semesters (1 year)*

PrerequisitesActive, unencumbered registered nursing license
Cost per Credit$495 per credit (financial aid available)
Total Tuition Cost for BSN Major$14,850
Additional Fees$0
Estimated Book Cost (new)$680
Delivery Method100% online
Start Dates3 entry points per year (August, January, & May)

Transfer Credits

  • Transfer up to 94 credits at no cost
  • Free, no-obligation transcript evaluation
  • No transfer credit expiration*
  • Free and low-cost test out options available for select general education courses

Most nurses have completed the majority of the general education requirements as part of their AAS Nursing program, but it varies case-by-case. To identify any gaps, all applicants receive a free transcript evaluation. If general education courses are needed, students can take them online through Bushnell University (while enrolled in the BSN program) or through a community college. In some cases, test-out options are also available. Enrollment advisors assist students in determining the best options for their situation.


Bushnell University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The RN to BSN program at Bushnell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Purpose of the RN to BSN Program

The purpose of the RN to BSN program at Bushnell University is to equip nurses to pursue a professional career, enable nurses to immediately impact their workplace and positively affect the health of our community, and to prepare nurses for graduate education.

Student Manual 2021

Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and ethical discernment in the provision of safe, quality, client-centered nursing care to individuals, families, and communities across the continuum of health care environments.
  2. Utilize leadership principles and knowledge to deliver, manage, and evaluate health care, advance safe, quality, evidence-based nursing practice, and improve health outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate an ethical and socially just view of nursing as a profession and ministry.
  4. Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts, humanities, and sciences including nursing science to promote and enhance human flourishing for patients, families, communities, and self.
  5. Synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines to make sound, evidence-based nursing judgments.
  6. Develop a professional identify as a nurse through actions reflecting integrity, standards of ethical, moral, and legal conduct, advocacy, and caring for all patients, families, and communities.
  7. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry by acting as an evolving scholar who contributes to the science of nursing through identification of practice issues in need of study, appraisal, and integration of evidence, evaluation of outcomes, and sharing of evidence with the interprofessional team.
  8. Demonstrate ability to engage in appropriate, effective communication and collaboration with clients, families, and inter-professionally to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  9. Utilize knowledge of the political process and healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, to influence safety and quality in healthcare systems and nursing practice.
  10. Demonstrate a level of professionalism congruent with the values, behaviors, and practice standards of the discipline of nursing,

RN to BSN program objectives are based on outcomes/competencies expected of graduates from a baccalaureate nursing program as established by the National League of Nursing (NLN, 2010) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2008) Essentials for Baccalaureate Educations for Professional Nursing Practice.

Transfer Guides for Oregon RN Programs

Complete all your Bushnell-required general education courses while enrolled in your AAS Nursing program.

Save time and money by following one of Bushnell University’s RN to BSN transfer guides. This will put you on track to meet all of your general education requirements while completing your associate degree.

Contact an enrollment advisor at or 541-684-7343 for more information.

State Authorization

Bushnell University, like other institutions of higher education, must obtain authorization from individual states and territories to enroll students residing outside of Oregon into the RN to BSN program. Most states are authorized or exempt from authorization because the RN to BSN program is 100% online. At this time, only students from authorized states can be enrolled into the RN to BSN program.

Program Director
School of Nursing
Linda Veltri, Ph.D., RN
Dean of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee MSN, Gonzaga University BSN, Whitworth College B.A., Whitworth College Dr. Linda Veltri, Dean of the School of Nursing, is responsible for …