Enrolling in ADU’s online RN-BSN program is the first step towards moving your career forward. It also demonstrates your commitment to advance the healthcare field. Learn more about the admission process for ADU online and what you need to take your career to the next level.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN-BSN program is open to nurses with an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

To apply, you need the following:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • Current RN license, or if a recent graduate, eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/nursing programs attended.

Considerations for Nurses Who Don't Have an ASN

If you are an RN with a diploma, but not an ASN or don’t have college credits, you can apply to the RN-BSN program, but will need to take additional courses. You need to earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each class and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 before you can be admitted to the online RN-BSN completion program.

ADU also has a pathway for RN-BSN students who have diplomas or degrees from non-regionally accredited institutions. The pathway is also an option for students who have diplomas from schools located outside of the U.S. You may enter the RN-BSN program with bridge status, provided you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam.

Transfer Credits

If you have completed college credits at another regionally accredited institution, some of those credits might be eligible for transfer. An official evaluation of your previously completed courses will be conducted after admission to the program. Speak with an Admissions Coordinator to learn more about which credits could transfer.

Financial Aid and Employer Education Assistance

The program consists of 35 total trimester credit hours of Nursing courses and additional General Education courses as needed. The degree can be completed in as few as 18 months.

To learn more about the value of earning your RN-BSN with ADU Online, visit our Investment page.

Financial aid, including federal grants and scholarships is available for eligible students.

If you are an RN-BSN student who works in the Florida Hospital System, you can use employer reimbursement to pay for your degree. Contact the education assistance team by calling 407-303-3452 or email them at Your director must also approve your reimbursement. After you’ve received approval, the education assistance team will work with ADU Online to manage the reimbursement as you pursue your degree.

If you aren’t an employee of Florida Hospital, contact your employer directly to see if it offers tuition reimbursement or speak with an Admissions Coordinator at ADU.

Our Admissions Coordinators are standing by, ready to answer any questions you have about admissions, tuition, or financial aid. We’re committed to helping you succeed during each step of the process.

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