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Nursing: B.S.N. (RN-to-BSN Online)

Take your RN license or diploma to the next level and advance your career with this fully online RN-to-BSN Ouachita’s nursing program, based on Christian values and beliefs, enhances the foundation of nursing standards and ethics of students from all backgrounds. Our expert faculty members seek to inspire you to become leaders who provide holistic care and service across the lifespan of your patients to improve health outcomes. With entry points to the program five times a year and completion possible in 9-12 months, you can quickly expand your career options in hospitals, healthcare centers and community settings.

Are you looking for an in-person, start-to-finish undergraduate nursing program? Check out our on campus B.S.N. degree pathways.

  • Hospitals


    Leadership and Management

    Rehabilitation Centers

    Case Management

This 100% online degree track is for licensed Registered Nurses with no restrictions. You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as little at 9-12 months.

Each student will be evaluated individually by a nursing advisor to determine your custom plan of study. 

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Are you looking for an in-person, start-to-finish undergraduate nursing program? Check out our on campus B.S.N. degree pathways.





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at an affordable cost

Ouachita strives to provide a quality experience at an affordable and competitive rate. Unlike many other institutions, Ouachita does not have hidden fees. We're upfront with our rates, because we're confident in the value of the Ouachita education. In fact, Ouachita has been ranked as the "#1 Student Satisfaction Rate in Arkansas" by CollegeConsensus.com and we're excited to make it more accessible in new online formats. Incoming student degree plans are assessed on an individual basis related to their transferrable credit. As of August 2023, our online RN-to-BSN graduates enrolled in an average of 42 hours for a total cost of $11,550.

In their words

hear from a faculty member & student

"The online RN-to-BSN completion program is an unparalleled program that allows the student to gain an affordable, flexible and exceptional nursing education. Ouachita supports students from all walks of life: traditional students seeking a first degree and non-traditional students seeking to improve their current status in the workplace. Whichever route the student chooses, Ouachita offers a nursing education that connects the love of God with fundamental nursing knowledge."

Brenda headshotDr. Brenda Trigg
Ouachita Director of Nursing

RN to BSN academic excellence


Ouachita’s Patterson School of Natural Sciences has an outstanding history of preparing students for a variety of healthcare professions. This program brings that same rigor to an online setting, giving you direct access to highly qualified faculty members as well as the valuable experience of other classmates in your cohort. You also may gain access to organizations such as the Student Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

RN to BSN online flexibility


So you’re ready for the next step in your career? If you are a licensed Registered Nurse with no restrictions, this program can help you achieve the promotion or increase in pay you seek! With courses delivered fully online, this program is designed with the working nurse in mind. Complete coursework around your existing work and family schedules. Short, 8-week terms allow for entry into the program at 5 times of year, so you can jump in whenever you are ready.

Life changing impact


Ouachita’s nursing program prioritizes leadership training, taught not only from the highest ethical standards, but also using a uniquely Christian lens. If you see your career as a calling and have a heart for living out a Christian mission through service, this program is a great fit for you. You can even take part in medical mission trips with your professors and fellow students to put your faith – and skills – to work for people in need.


The Patterson School of Natural Sciences nurtures critical and creative thinking, an appreciation of the beauty and complexity of natural systems, the development of ethical codes, the ability to communicate effectively, and an understanding of the importance of service and leadership.



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