Defi Online

DC's RN-to-BSN program is a completion program designed for associate degree or diploma nurses who graduated from an accredited nursing program and have current active RN licensure.

Colleges of Distinction: Nursing Program

The DefiOnline RN-to-BSN Advantage:

*RN-to-BSN major courses are offered 100% online. Additional requirements for degree conferral per Defiance College policy may not be offered online.



  • Completed application for admission
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Student must hold valid nursing license prior to enrolling in NRS 476 Community NRS Clinical

The 100% online RN-to-BSN completion program was developed to promote nursing education that is affordable, accessible, provides maximum transference of credits, and supports the RWJF and IOM benchmark that 80% of RNs will have their baccalaureate degree.

Program Requirements  |  FAQ  |  RN-to-BSN Student Handbook  (PDF)  |  RN-to-BSN Preceptor Guide (PDF)

DefiOnline programs are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate day students enrolling in twelve credits or more per academic semester.
See also: our 1+2+1 undergraduate nursing programThree nurses - two female, one male - dressed in blue scrubs, standing in a hallway, and smiling at the camera.


At Defiance College, the baccalaureate degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-887-6791.

The associate degree nursing program at Northwest State Community College is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. (NLN contact: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020).


Cheryl Hinojosa, MSN, RN
Heidi DeSota, MSN, RN