Program Overview

Nightingale College’s RN to BSN Bridge Program

Our Program allows registered nurses to further their education in order to develop skills and reasoning advanced from an ADN competency level. As employers are divulging the benefits of having BSN-prepared bedside nurses, it is a necessity for RNs to continue their education in order to provide quality patient safety and care in diverse areas of care and environments.

The BSN Program is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is built upon the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing. A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, consisting of 24 semester credits of upper-division nursing coursework. Program students complete all classes online, eliminating the need to travel to a location for class. For more information, review the College Catalog and the recent Addendum Digest.

Questions regarding Admissions into the Program or Financial Aid, speak directly with an Admissions or Financial Aid Advisor at (801) 689-2160.

Quick Program Glance


Program Length

The RN to BSN Bridge Program can be completed in as few as 12 months or 3 semesters, if the required General Education (GE) courses have not been completed. If a student has completed all GE requirements, the Program can be completed in 8 months or 2 semesters.

Program Cost

The retail cost for the Program is $375 per semester credit. Nightingale College does accept a variety of financial aid options. All alumni are eligible for the Alumni Tuition Waiver that drops the cost to $325 per semester credit. This discount is available to all alumni, no matter when the individual graduated. Speak with the Admission or Financial Aid Department about the tuition waiver.

Click here to view our financial aid page with a variety of scholarships and helpful links.

Program Features

The RN to BSN Bridge Program features an online learning environment that requires no on-ground components, eliminating the need for students to travel to attend school. Learners participate in class through online learning modules and discussions.

Program Benefits

Throughout the RN to BSN Bridge Program, learners are able to participate in a Community Health Project and a Capstone Project that provide learners the opportunity to contribute to their community’s well being and their employer’s efficiency.

The Community Health Project allows learners to drive awareness in their own community for a particular need that has not been addressed. Projects can range from teaching correct exercising routines and nutrition information to appropriate hand washing techniques, and delivering information focused on strategies to prevent domestic abuse, and educating community members on the importance of regular cancer screenings.

Through the Capstone Project, learners select their project focus based on the needs of their current employer in order to improve efficiency in policies and procedures. This project situates students in a leadership role in their facility and helps them stand out among their colleagues.

Capstone Project

Stand out among your colleagues with our employer-focused Capstone Project that challenges your leadership and knowledge capabilities.

Community Health Project

Help your community improve by focusing your Community Health Project on fulfilling a need that is absent.