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About the RN to BSN program

The fully online RN to BSN program at Columbia College is designed to help working RNs obtain a bachelor’s degree— without putting their career on hold. Students choose this program when they want a flexible program, an industry-recognized education and the kind of in-demand credential that can set them apart. 

Top-ranked RN to BSN program

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Best Health Degrees ranks Columbia College the No. 6 most affordable RN to BSN program in the country. The organization selected top programs based on costs, accreditation and a track record of student satisfaction.

In Columbia College’s RN to BSN program you can continue working as an RN while you work towards your degree. Because the program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), you’ll learn practical skills that you can start applying in your work right away. Courses are designed to enhance your complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaborative skills so you can make a greater impact on patient safety and quality processes. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to assume advanced roles in nursing management. 

With six class sessions each year, you can earn your degree quickly. Each class lasts eight weeks and sessions start in August, October, January, February, May and June. Most students are expected to complete the program in around two years, so you can enjoy the potential career benefits of your BSN as soon as possible.  


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (

Admissions criteria

  • Complete the online undergraduate application (CC graduates will still need to complete a new application for admission)
  • Completed associate degree in nursing
  • Successful completion of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses

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