B.S. in Nursing—RN to BSN (Online)

  • BSN
  • Professional Studies
  • Online
  • Nursing & Health Professions

Advance your nursing career and impact the lives of others with an online, ACEN-accredited B.S. in Nursing—RN to BSN from Rivier, a recognized leader in the education of nursing and healthcare professionals.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date: October 27, 2021
  • Est. Program Length: 1–2 years
  • Credit Hours: 120
  • Course Length: 7 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit: $365

Why Study Nursing at Rivier?

Rivier’s distinctive online RN to BSN program is ranked #1 in New Hampshire in 2021 by RegisteredNursing.org and RNtoMSN.org. Rivier’s flexible and convenient online RN to BSN Nursing degree program allows you to continue working while you pursue your degree. You can immediately apply what you learn and advance the quality of care you provide to patients each day.

Time to degree completion is flexible, based on your needs. Transfer the maximum of 90 credits and you can:

  • finish in as little as one year by taking 2 courses every 7-week term
  • finish in less than two years by taking 1 course every 7-week term

With competitive tuition and a Transfer Scholarship, you can earn your degree for less than $9,000! (Technology and Graduation fees are additional).

Graduates of Rivier’s BSN program who sat for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in 2020 had a pass rate of 95% for first-time test takers. The national BSN average pass rate was 86.57%, putting Rivier students well above graduates of other colleges and other universities.

Rivier University RN to BSN Program Ranked #1

Our online RN to BSN program is ranked first among all other programs in New Hampshire by RegisteredNursing.org and RNtoMSN.org.

Rivier Ranked Nationally Among Top 100 Nursing Schools in U.S.

Nursing Schools Almanac 2020 has recognized Rivier’s exceptional nursing education, ranking the University as a top nursing school nationally & regionally. In the state of NH, Rivier earned the #1 rank for private nursing schools!

Online RN to BSN Nursing Programs Offer a Flexible Format

Rivier’s online RN to BSN Nursing program is different than other nursing programs in NH. It allows students to learn in a flexible, convenient format that can be designed around professional and personal schedules. When you apply with an active RN license, we will transfer and apply your associate degree credits toward the BSN credit requirement, enabling you to complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as one year.

Licensure and Accreditation

Rivier University is unable to accept students from some states due to the post-secondary higher-education requirements. There are also some restrictions for programs that lead to professional licensure due to the various requirements of individual state boards of nursing. See State Guide.

For further information on Professional Nursing Licensure at the state level, please use the following contact list (also available on the NC-SARA website).

Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates, and DNP programs located in Nashua, NH are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

I love teaching online. I feel like I know students better because everyone responds to discussions. I may not know what they look like, but I know the students through their posts.

Where Will Your Online RN to BSN Degree Take You?

You will be ready for a career in healthcare and well-positioned for success in a competitive job market.


  • Medical-surgical nurses
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Oncology and other specialty nurses
  • School nurses

Graduate Studies

Graduates of our online RN to BSN program are well prepared to pursue advanced study in nursing, healthcare administration, and other related fields.

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Prepare to advance your education and career with a BSN degree from Rivier.