Program overview

Our RN to BSN offers a student-centered, personalized program of study for nurses seeking to expand their existing competencies to advance their professional skills and credentials through baccalaureate studies.

Designed for working, licensed registered nurses, our online RN to BSN program offers the flexibility to seamlessly integrate your studies into your busy life. At Rider, you will advance your understanding of best practices, ability to lead quality care initiatives and offer quality patient care. Earning your BSN will also provide you with the credentials to position yourself to pursue leadership roles or graduate study.

This program is offered through Rider’s Continuing Education Program and is designed for adult learners aged 25 and over.

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Program requirements

Our curriculum provides a seamless transition from the RN to BSN, building on the students’ experiences as registered nurses. To earn the bachelor’s degree, alongside core nursing courses, students are also required to take liberal arts courses that span across various disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach will help students to develop well-rounded perspectives, and will broaden their appreciation for nursing, healthcare organizations, communities, families, and patients. 

All nursing courses are offered in an accelerated format. Clinicals are integrated into the course assignments. Separate clinical placements or work with preceptors are not required.

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Why choose Rider?

CCNE accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Rider University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

University partnerships

Rider University is proud to partner with Capital Health and give back to healthcare workers by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees. Other partners include The State of New Jersey, Penn Medicine Princeton Health (through the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber) and Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.


Lori Prol

Assistant Professor

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