RN to BSN Program

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Completely online, the RN to BSN program offers US-based RN license holders a flexible approach to earn their BSN degree in as little as two full-time semesters. Successful applicants may opt to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis. Most classes are offered in a seven-week format.

Students admitted with a prior bachelor's degree are required to complete at least 30 hours at Mason beyond the first degree. If previous credits earned at George Mason have been used for a degree at Mason or any other university, they cannot be used as electives for the RN to BSN degree. Admitted students should meet with their academic advisor to review degree requirements.

Admission into the RN to BSN program is based upon the completion of nursing prerequisite courses, a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing, admission into the university, and a current U.S.-based license as a registered nurse. Admission into the program is twice a year (fall and spring terms), and all the nursing prerequisites must be complete by the end of the term before beginning the program. The RN to BSN program can be completed in one year if the student is full-time. Students who currently hold a current U.S.-based RN license are not eligible for admission into our Traditional Program or our Accelerated Second Degree Program. Applicants with a current RN license are only eligible for admission into our RN to BSN Program.

Please refer to the catalog for more information about our BSN program:

RN to BSN Program catalog information

Professional Licensure Disclosure
​This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool (https://provost.gmu.edu/licensure) for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.