The University of Akron - UAkron Online

Bachelor of Science

Nursing (RN to BSN)

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes


About the program

Empower yourself to take on advanced roles in health care.

The online RN to BSN program is for registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree in nursing, aiming to earn a bachelor’s degree. It readies nurses for leadership roles and offers a route to a master’s degree in nursing. You can take three graduate courses toward your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), subject to meeting program requirements and acceptance into the graduate nursing program

Why Akron?

  • Among the most affordable online nursing programs in Ohio.
  • Fast and flexible program that can be completed in one year of full-time study. Part-time options are also available.
  • Individual attention from faculty with real-world expertise who take a student-centric approach to learning.
  • Customized courses designed for the adult learner, featuring self-designed experiences tailored to your individual goals.


Our program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Also, UA was the first university in the country to provide all of its nursing faculty with training in the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium's palliative care program.