Defiance College's RN-to-BSN is a degree-completion program designed for actively-licensed nurses who have an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing school.
The DefiOnline RN-to-BSN advantage:
- 100% online BSN courses*
- 8-week classes
- $250 per credit hour*
- Finish in one year or less
- One-stop administrative services
*RN-to-BSN major courses within the 30 credit hour residency requirement are offered 100% online at the $250 per credit hour tuition rate. Additional requirements for degree conferral per Defiance College policy may not be offered online and are subject to undergraduate tuition rates.
- Completed application for admission (if you were previously enrolled at Defiance College, complete the online Re-Enrollment Application).
- Cumulative undergraduate 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.
Just starting your RN? Check out our 1+2+1 undergraduate nursing program!
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).