Online Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.)


Program Description

The online Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (R.N. to B.S. in Nursing) program provides registered nurses with the academic credential necessary to help them advance in the field. Through the flexibility of online study, students of this program build on prior knowledge gained at the associate's degree level, and explore pressing issues related to today's changing global healthcare environment. The program is designed to assist students in developing intellectual curiosity and a spirit of inquiry essential to professional development.

Dedicated CUNY faculty and expert practitioners draw on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to help students develop and demonstrate competency in:

Career and Academic Advancement Prospects

The online B.S. in Nursing program prepares licensed registered nurses to assume leadership positions in hospitals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities across the metropolitan area and beyond. Students gain the tools needed to meet the challenges of the evolving healthcare system, as well as the knowledge and experience required to move forward into graduate level studies and advanced practice nursing.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission to the online Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

The online application requires students to complete a personal essay that will help us understand your educational goals and readiness to return to college.

Residency Requirement*
In order to enroll in the online B.S. in Nursing program, students must provide documentation of one of the following categories:

*International students may enroll in fully online degree programs. However, our online programs do not qualify for student visas.

Application Deadlines


For more information about the program, contact or 212.652.2869.


The nursing program is registered and accredited by the New York State Education Department. The registration of a program means that it has met the Department's standards for accreditation as provided in the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies RN to BS Nursing Program was accepted as a candidate for accreditation by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) in Spring 2014. The Nursing Program is scheduled to host a CCNE accreditation site visit on February 4 - 6, 2015.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is also regionally accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To learn more about how the CUNY School of Professional Studies is accredited through Middle States, click here.