Graduate & Professional Programs

Online RN to BSN

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An online RN-to-BSN program that prepares you for new opportunities in nursing leadership.

As the population of patients continues to grow, the need for highly qualified nurses and nurse leaders to provide quality care and promote positive health outcomes increases. Designed specifically for current registered nurses seeking to further their education and advance their careers, this fully online program offers the flexibility to balance your studies with the demanding schedule of a professional nurse. Featuring an accelerated format with seven-week courses, our affordable RN-to-BSN online program allows you to transfer up to 96 credits, including up to 40 credits from an associate degree in nursing, so that you can earn your degree in 16 months.   

Taught by experienced nurse educators, our program explores key topics such as nursing informatics, research, community health and more. Through a curriculum that is focused on evidence-based practice and team-based learning, you will learn how to be a caring advocate for the access to quality health care for all individuals and communities. Our online RN-to-BSN program requires the completion of 30 hours of community service, as well as a community or teaching/learning project. Our practicum faculty will facilitate both components.  

You will also have the unique opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy, to explore the country’s health care and culture. This course will be offered alternate spring terms.   

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, our program provides the opportunity to take advantage of joint admissions agreements through several Boston-area community colleges.  

Try Before Committing  

At Emmanuel College, we are confident in the value of our online programs. Before you fully enroll in our RN-to-BSN program, you can try out classes as a non-matriculated student to see if the program is right for you.  

Increase your potential for providing quality patient care and become an in-demand nurse leader with Emmanuel College’s online RN-to-BSN program.  

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 online 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 option to travel to 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

Emmanuel College maintains articulation agreements with local community colleges to help students make successful transitions into the RN-BSN program. Emmanuel currently maintains agreements with the following institutions:

  • Bristol Community College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Mass Bay Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Quincy College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Roxbury Community College 

Ready to learn more about our RN-to-BSN program?

For the RN-to-BSN program, we can accept up to 96 transfer credits, up to 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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