Online RN-to-BSN Program

The edge you need for the career you want. Earn your degree in as few as 16 months and for as little as $11,200.

  • Earn your Bachelor’s Degree to maximize your career options
  • An online learning format for the busy working professional
  • Take two seven-week courses each semester while focusing on one course at a time
  • Transfer up to 96 credits, including 40 credits awarded for an associate degree in Nursing

Now more than ever, the changing healthcare industry is seeking educated, experienced and credentialed nurses to care for a diverse and growing patient population, promote health and wellness and improve the quality of patient outcomes. Emmanuel’s Online RN-to-BSN program is specifically designed for registered nurses looking to further their education and translate their talents and training into meaningful new career opportunities through an accelerated, affordable and hybrid program experience.

Foundational Components

The core concepts of nursing give the Department of Nursing philosophy and foundational components direction to the development of the baccalaureate curriculum. From considerations of the relationship of parts to the whole of the Emmanuel College educational experience, course outcomes, content and sequencing of courses evolved for the baccalaureate program.


Recognize the value of baccalaureate education for personal and professional growth.

Program Outcome

Expand a personal philosophy of nursing through reflection on the Catholic intellectual tradition to effect positive outcomes for care-recipients within the context of their environments.

Professional Role

Recognize the need for accountability in nursing practice.

Program Outcome

Assume accountability for evidence and knowledge based nursing practice and responsibility for involvement as a citizen knowledgeable in interprofessonal health care systems.


Integrate basic physiological, psychosocial and spiritual principles into plans of care for individuals who have common acute and chronic illnesses.

Program Outcome

Practice as a professional nurse whose care-giving activities reflect the analysis of theoretical knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and evidence-based practice.


Recognize that caring is the core of nursing practice.

Program Outcome

Integrate into the culture of nursing the concepts of caring that foster a relationship between caregiver and care-recipient that results in the achievement of mutually agreed upon outcomes on the health/illness continuum.

Emmanuel College’s Online RN-to-BSN program offers registered nurses the opportunity to build on current clinical skills and training and take the next step in their education and their career.

Participants in the Online RN-to-BSN program:

  • Expand their personal philosophy of nursing to inform and enhance a responsible, ethical practice that appreciates the diversity of human experiences
  • Develop as “nurse leaders”–well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals who think critically, communicate effectively and better understand the cultural, social, economic and political factors that affect patient beliefs and behaviors
  • Receive high-caliber instruction from distinguished and experienced nursing professionals who represent a wide variety of roles and specialties
  • Leverage Emmanuel College’s connection to Boston with health promotion practicums under the guidance of skilled professionals at top area institutions
  • Prepare for a wider scope of career opportunities and nursing specialties at leading healthcare institutions
  • Maintain a strong network of professional connections of peers, faculty and staff at area hospitals
  • Set your own pace for BSN program completion with an opportunity to earn your degree in as few as 16 months and for as little as $11,200.
  • The convenient course format is tailor-made for busy working professionals with accelerated seven-week courses held entirely online.
  • The team-based learning model will help you to build a professional network that will last for the rest of your career.
  • Emmanuel College’s campus is located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, one of the world’s greatest centers of medicine and a long-time employer of Emmanuel students.
  • An opportunity to complete your practicum hours in the most prestigious hospitals in Boston.
  • An option to complete practicum hours in Italy and learn about Italy’s healthcare and culture through a unique and transformational experience.
  • Tuition Deferment Plan offers flexibility in how you pay for the cost of the education.
  • Emmanuel’s RN-to-BSN degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Take advantage of our joint admissions agreements with: Bunker Hill Community College, Mass Bay Community College, Bristol Community College and Roxbury Community College

For the RN-to-BSN program, we can accept up to 96 transfer credits, including 40 credits awarded for an associate nursing degree or equivalent.

New to the Nursing Program

Expand your global perspective of nursing by participating in a travel abroad experience in Florence Italy. Through this unique partnership, you will experience and develop an understanding of the culture and healthcare system of Italy.

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