Online B.S. in Nursing: RN-BSN

100% Online

2-4 Years

Generous transfer credit policy

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Top 100 Nursing Schools in United States

Earn a BSN in 1 year for less than
$9,000 + fees*

#10 Overall Nursing Schools in New England area

#1 Private Nursing Schools in NH

*Finish in 1 year for less than $9,000 with the total amount of transfer credits, a Transfer Scholarship, and taking 2 courses every 7-week term.

Improve your skills and marketability with an online BSN degree.

Are you ready to build upon your nursing skills? Nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree are in high demand, and you can earn your degree on a schedule that fits into your life. With the online RN to BSN program from Rivier University, you can achieve your educational goals and get your bachelor’s degree in a flexible and affordable format.

Our dynamic faculty guide students with their experience from practicing at top healthcare facilities in the region and our alumni network provide support for students and graduates. Coursework provides the knowledge and skills you need to impact the health of patients, families, and communities. Nursing graduates leave with real-world skills to assume leadership positions or continue their nursing journey with a master’s level education.

*Due to each state’s Board of Nursing requirements, Rivier is are unable to accept RN to BSN students who reside in Alabama, California, Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming. View and download state nursing contact information.

Students with an active, unencumbered RN license will be awarded 60 credits and can transfer up to 90 credits to the program.

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95% NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

In 2020, graduates of Rivier’s BSN program who sat for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) had a pass rate of 95% for first-time test takers. The national BSN average pass rate was 86.57%.

$73,300 Median Salary

The median salary of registered nurses in May 2019.1

The Rivier Advantage

Affordable Earn a competitive degree at a competitive price.

Personal Small class sizes and real-world experience provide students the skills they need for success.

Flexible Start when you want with rolling admission and terms beginning every seven weeks.

Dynamic Obtain a quality education from a university with more than 90 years of experience educating students.

Accreditations and Awards

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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Rivier University’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.

Rivier’s RN to BSN Program Ranked No. 1: Our online RN to BSN program is ranked first among all other programs in New Hampshire.

Strategic Partners Program

With Rivier’s Strategic Partners Program, we can provide innovative and relevant degree programs for professionals to advance their knowledge and careers. And as a bonus, employees of Rivier’s partners are eligible for tuition discounts.

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About Rivier University

Rivier University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience. Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.


  1. Registered Nurses. (2020). Retrieved September 22, 2020, from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website: