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For those who have obtained their Registered Nurse (RN) degrees through diploma or Associate’s Degree programs who are interested in getting their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, there are several programs in the state of Kansas. The most prominent ones are the University of Kansas, Newman University, and the University of St. Mary. All three of these programs are Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited. Additional CCNE approved RN-BSN programs in the state of Kansas are listed below.

Both the University of Kansas and St. Mary offer online programs. These online programs give students the flexibility to attend school full-time or part-time. Full-time students can complete their programs in as little as three semesters while part-time students may complete their programs in anywhere from two to five years. Newman University has a program that is intended to train students to become nurse generalists. Their students will have clinical opportunities in a number of settings including clinics, homes, physician offices, workplaces, hospitals, health departments, and nursing homes.

Typically RN to BSN programs in Kansas consist of approximately 124 credit hours total, approximately half of which are general requirements that can be met at any accredited community or four-year state college. The remaining credit hours are all nursing courses. Generally the required courses must be completed before students can start completing nursing courses. The nursing courses may contain the following subject areas: research, health care finance, human genetics, leadership, research, pathology, health systems, community, professional engagement, and public health.

Many RN nurses are interested in obtaining their BSNs so that they can move through the salary ranks more quickly, obtain management-level nursing positions, and/or obtain other higher-level nursing positions that justify increased salary. Management level positions that BSN nurses can obtain include managing health care and ambulatory services as well as management positions in other companies and organizations besides hospitals and clinics such as pharmaceutical manufacturers and insurance companies. Additionally, BSN nurses can pursue positions in consultation, researching, and teaching.

Kansas RN to BSN Schools

Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.


  • Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.
Locations: Overland Park

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

List of RN to BSN Programs in Kansas (KS)

Baker University
Bethel College of Kansas
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Kansas Wesleyan University
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Newman University
Pittsburg State University
Southwestern College
Tabor College
University of Kansas
University of Saint Mary
Washburn University
Wichita State University

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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Kaplan University Online
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