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RN to BSN Degree (Online) – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The world of nursing needs more outside thinkers. Which is exactly why we’ve grounded the University of Wyoming’s RN-BSN option in concepts, not content.

Because health care knowledge and practice are advancing at breakneck speeds, it’s impossible to memorize every technology, protocol and situation you will encounter in your career. To address the galloping speed of information growth, we’ve developed a nursing curriculum that will teach you the big ideas and intellectual skills to level up your practice and move your career in new directions.

What is the RN to BSN Completion option?

Health care is growing increasingly complex. As a result, employers are seeking highly skilled, BSN-degree-credentialed nurses to work in their organizations.

Not only is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing becoming the standard of care, it also opens doors for career advancement, leadership positions and higher salaries.

If you are a registered nurse or have a diploma in nursing, the RN-BSN entry to BSN Completion allows you to finish your bachelor’s degree in nursing entirely online while still maintaining your current job. Classes have been designed so you can apply what you’ve learned in your present job, proving the value of your education from day one.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Resident Tuition: $134/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $537/credit hour

School of Nursing

University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program Highlights

As a University of Wyoming BSN Completion student, you will take part in a concept-based, flexible curriculum that’s been customized especially for you—all online.

The program is self-paced and all classes have been designed to give you tools and skills you can employ in your current job right away. Practice experiences can be completed where you live, so you become even more familiar with the health care needs of your community.

Here are some things that set UW’s RN-BSN program apart:

Eight-week classes. Classes offered in half-semester increments to make it easier for you to schedule them into your life.

Concept-based learning. Through our concept-based curriculum, you will learn to think independently and analytically, so that you become the kind of adaptable practitioner the world needs today, whether you work in the rural frontier or the big city.


Scholarships. Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing offers a wide variety of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities to nursing students.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing?

When you get a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming, you are setting yourself up to enhance your career and practice. Parlay your degree into a job with greater responsibility or continue your education with an advanced nursing degree.

Nursing Careers

UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing graduates go on to varied careers working as:

  • Acute care nurses
  • ER nurses
  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Flight nurses
  • First assist nurses
  • Traveling nurses
  • Gerontology nurses
  • Hospice nurses
  • Long-term care nurses
  • Nurse Midwifes
  • Nurse Educators
  • Oncology nurses
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Here are just a few settings where University of Wyoming nursing alumni are making a difference:

  • Wyoming Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Health
  • Banner Health
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Sheridan Memorial Hospital
  • Ivinson Memorial Hospital
  • Western Wyoming Community College
  • Optum
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Amazing Stories from Nursing BSN Majors

Examples of Nursing Degree Program Courses

These are just a few of the courses you might take as an RN-BSN student at the University of Wyoming:

  • Application of Evidence in Nursing Practice
  • Public/Community Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Leadership in Healthcare Today


View the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program curriculum.

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