The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Kaplan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Health care is changing as fast as technology. Nurses are assuming greater responsibilities and expanding their career possibilities within the nursing field. Kaplan University’s ExcelTrack™ competency-based RN-to-BSN degree offers registered nurses an accelerated path to earn a BSN credential and prepare for new opportunities in specialized nursing or nursing management.†
The ExcelTrack™ RN-to-BSN online nursing degree offers a personalized, competency-based program that allows you to move quickly past what you already know and focus on the topics you still need to learn. You’ll get the flexibility and manageable pace you need to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree in nursing—in less time, for less money. Learn more about our competency-based education programs.
At this time, residents of Tennessee may not enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
The ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program helps you further your knowledge and skills, so you can offer your patients better care and advance your nursing career goals.
With our accelerated bachelor's in nursing program, your personal course of study will be customized based on prior learning credits, course load, and course prerequisites.
ExcelTrack™ gives you more control, more flexibility, and more opportunities to leverage your knowledge and experience to earn your accelerated RN-to-BSN degree. Gain the specific skills you need to earn your nursing degree, while you save time and money along the way.
If you’re a motivated student who wants to determine your schedule and learning style, ExcelTrack™ is designed for you. You’ll experience the same academic rigor as our traditional online RN-to-BSN degree program, but your coursework is faster and more focused. You set your learning pace, deadlines, number of courses you take at a time, and the resources that help you learn best.
Unlike the five- and six-credit courses you find in our traditional online and campus-based programs, ExcelTrack™ is made up of single-credit courses aligned to a specific competency or skill. Take as many courses as you want during each 10-week term for a flat tuition rate of $2,200 per term (excluding fees).
At the beginning of each ExcelTrack™ course, you complete a readiness assessment to find out what you already know. If you’ve mastered a subject through prior studies or work experience, you can move quickly past it and concentrate on the skills you need to learn.
The ExcelTrack™ RN-to-BSN program lets you speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and learning style. Complete your course quicker than expected and you can enroll in additional courses for the same term—at no additional cost.
Each ExcelTrack™ course is assigned to a faculty member who is fully credentialed in the subject areas they teach. They’ll work directly with you to be sure you’ve learned the material and are prepared to sit for the final assessment and demonstrate your abilities in the subject.
With the ExcelTrack™ personalized learning model, you can work independently or rely on a variety of no-cost online support tools and services, including video chats, discussion boards, interactive tutoring, and more.
When you’re ready to move on, you take a final assessment that proves you meet the course requirements. You must earn a “B” or higher to pass.
Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
BSN-prepared nurses may be in position to pursue a broader range of advanced opportunities than their colleagues with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. Kaplan University’s ExcelTrack™ RN-to-BSN online degree program is designed to prepare you to take advantage of advancement opportunities in your career or pursue graduate studies in nursing.‡
An ExcelTrack™ BSN-prepared nurse can provide direct and indirect care. Typical nursing roles may include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses with a BSN degree or higher may have expanded job options, such as§:
The RN-to-BSN program option features two tracks of study. Your track of study is determined using your original transcripts from your previously completed nursing program. If you have 50 transfer credits from your prior degree/diploma, you will complete the standard track; if you have 90 transfer credits, you will complete the advanced start track.
You can further customize your degree by choosing from the following electives:
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.
*Completing the full BSN program may require taking additional courses beyond the nursing major courses. BSN major nursing courses include 6 nursing courses + 1 capstone + 2 nursing electives = 51 credits. In addition to the major nursing courses, the BSN degree plan contains general education and open elective requirements, which must be completed at Kaplan University or satisfied with prior learning credit. ExcelTrackTM completion time based on a student completing an average of 13 credits per term for a total of 4 terms. Completion time varies by individual and assumes students do not drop or take a leave of absence and return. Kaplan University does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to see how many credits you may be eligible for.
†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
§Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
#ExcelTrack program includes a 6-credit capstone course and 5-credit nursing electives. Required prerequisite courses may only be available in the standard 5-credit format.