A student enrolled in UAkron Online at home participating in class A student enrolled in UAkron Online at home participating in class

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 designed for the registered nurse, with a diploma or associate degree in nursing from an accredited program, who is interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The program also offers a pathway for continuing on to a master’s degree in nursing. You can take up to three graduate courses for a total of eight credits toward your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). (Continuation in the graduate program is predicated on meeting graduate-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 practicum 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 its nursing faculty with training in the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium's palliative care program.