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RN-to-BSN FAQ
Q. How will completing my bachelor’s degree help me in my nursing career?
Q. Why should I consider USF for this degree?

Q. How can I fit this program into my life with a family and a full-time job?
Q. How much time should I expect to spend studying outside of class?
Q. Do I have to commit to a certain number of credits each semester?

Q. How much will this program cost?

Q. What is the average number of credits needed to complete the program?
Q. How can I find out more about the online RN-to-BSN program at USF?


Q. How will completing my bachelor's degree help me in my nursing career?

A. Nationally and regionally, there is an increased effort to have all registered nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level. In order to practice in an increasingly complex health care environment, more nurses are seeking ways to complete their requirements for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
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Q. Why should I consider USF for this degree?

A. The University of Sioux Falls takes great pride in making an educational experience a personal experience for each student. USF embraces a holistic approach to life, and the nursing program reflects this with coursework in ethical, cultural, spiritual, physical and psychosocial aspects of professional nursing.

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Q. How can I fit this program into my life, with a family and a full-time job?

A. Our RN-to-BSN program is 100% online, with the exception of select clinical requirements. It's designed for registered nurses who cannot attend school in a traditional manner. 
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Q. How much time should I expect to spend studying outside of class?

A. This is unique to each student, but 10-12 hours per week outside of class time is considered average.
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Q. Do I have to commit to a certain number of credits each semester?

A. No. You can create your own pace for completing this program. On average, students take six credits per semester, and most students develop a plan with their USF nursing advisor to complete the program within two years.
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Q. How much will this program cost?

A. The cost of the program for each student will depend on the number of liberal studies credits needed. Please see USF's Cost of Attendance for a breakdown of specific charges. The Financial Aid Office can advise you on potential financial aid opportunities. 

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Q. What is the average number of credits needed to complete the program?

A. The program consists of 26 credits in the nursing major, plus any additional credits you would need to reach 124 credits to graduate. Additionally, there are some specific liberal studies course requirements.

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Q. How can I find out more about the online RN-to-BSN program at USF?

For additional information, complete an
Information Request form or contact:

School of Nursing
University of Sioux Falls
605-331-6697 or 800-888-1047
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