Online Nursing RN to BSN Program at App State

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  • 100% online
  • Designed for working RNs
  • CCNE-accredited
  • Finish your degree in just 1 year
  • Apply what you learn immediately
  • Designed to fit your budget and your timeline

US News and World Report Best Colleges - Regional Public Universities 2021

Appalachian’s RN-BSN program provides a flexible, affordable and practical pathway to complete 100 percent of your coursework online in one year and position yourself for career advancement in a growing and competitive field.

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Application deadline July 1

Why earn your BSN from App State?

  • Instruction built around your busy schedule
  • Personalized attention from our own expert faculty who also teach on campus
  • One of the most affordable online programs in the state
  • Increased employment opportunities
  • Preparation for career advancement in leadership
  • BSN degrees are directly linked to better patient outcome

The BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN degree programs in Nursing at Appalachian State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Application deadline July 1

What our students say

"In the RN to BSN and MSN programs, several instructors have taken the time to meet with me, either by zoom, or by phone to discuss assignments and resources, and provide guidance. In the Department of Nursing, the professors really make the nursing programs a personal experience, which is priceless."

"Appalachian's RN to BSN online program has facilitated the achievement of my dream: obtaining a higher nursing degree. The online curriculum allows flexibility for me to still work full time and raise a family. The instructors are caring, encouraging, and supportive every step of the way. I am proud to be a Mountaineer!"


Fall 2021

Credit Hours

(120 total)

Tuition & Fees

per credit hour
(NC Residents)
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12 Months