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Online Nursing Degree – RN-BSN Program


Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(Professional Studies Program only)

Be More With A BSN Degree!

Barton’s RN-BSN program prepares students to be collaborative members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

About the RN-BSN Program

Barton College, in partnership with the North Carolina Community Colleges, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in which students can transfer seamlessly to Barton College to complete their degree upon receiving an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN). The baccalaureate program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The professional nursing courses in this program prepare graduates to function in present and emerging roles as collaborative members of multidisciplinary health care teams. The liberal arts, biological, physical, and social science courses taken prior to entry to the nursing courses provide a sound basis for scientific, humanistic nursing. The faculty of the School of Nursing are committed to assisting students in achieving their educational goals.

Why Barton?

  • Completely online
  • Designed for 1-year completion
  • Multiple entry points per year (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Smaller groups
  • One-on-one discussion with professors
  • Meaningful assignments

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  • An associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from other institutions
  • Must be a registered nurse with an unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse. New graduates must complete licensure before NUR 319.
  • All applicants to the Barton College School of Nursing must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on transfer coursework or Barton College coursework before taking NUR 305.
  • CHE 200 is waived for the registered nurse student.
  • If the registered nurse student has completed the requirement for statistics, the requirement for MTH 130 is waived.
  • RN students will receive 35 semester hours of transfer credit based on the ADN courses.
  • The RN-BSN completion program requires 32 semester hours over 2.5 semesters. Up to 6 semester hours can be taken in the term after the RN-BSN completion program.
  • A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation.
  • Online students are required to have a reliable computer with reliable internet access, webcam, and microphone.

In Their Own Words

“Early in the process, I questioned myself about the decision I had made to take on the RN to BSN program at Barton while taking care of my three children as a widow and working 12-hour shifts at the hospital. My ‘Aha!’ moment was when I realized, little by little, I was able to complete my assignments, and I had completed a semester before I knew it. Barton provided me with an opportunity to work with a compassionate faculty that assisted and mentored me in completing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As I completed my degree, I had the opportunity to begin working as a travel nurse, which I have found to be incredibly fulfilling. I encourage anyone to choose Barton College to further their education, because this is a college that motivates and mentors students to reach their academic goals.”

Priscilla Prunczik

Class of 2020

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“You become an individual with a name when you walk through the doors of Barton College. Once you enroll, it becomes a home for you. Completing the RN-BSN program at Barton opened up opportunities for me to teach nursing students and to pursue my Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. Now, I am enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Leadership Program, with plans to graduate in 2021. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to expand my education at Barton.”

Amber Williams

Class of 2016

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Admissions Guidelines

  • Apply through the Office of Admissions.
  • Based on the evaluation of your official transcript, develop a plan for the completion of your prerequisite and core curriculum requirements. The program director will be available to help you plan your course of study.
  • Keep the School of Nursing advised of your progress toward completion of your prerequisite and core curriculum requirements.
  • Rolling admission with multiple entry points. Apply for the next cohort at www.bartonedu/apply.
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RN-BSN Curriculum Plan

Chart your academic path through the semesters.


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Tuition and Financial Aid

2023-2024 Tuition: $328 per Semester Hour

Complete your FAFSA at and discuss your scholarship and aid options with our Office of Financial Aid at


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