Why choose Rider for your online Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
Learn to grow as a nursing professional on your schedule, with no residency required. Our online BSN program is designed for licensed registered nurses who seek advanced credentials. You can build on your existing competencies and graduate ready to apply your well-rounded education in a range of health care settings.
Prepare for success as a career changer
Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online BS in Nursing program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you through the process. Make a smooth transition into the program — and advance your career path.
Learn on your schedule
Our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree offers you the flexibility to grow your health care skills around your life. You can join the online BSN program in the fall, spring or summer, and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.
“Rider University’s RN-BSN program fulfilled my expectations by providing a professional instructive environment, educational challenges and overall flexibility while I was working full time as a nurse manager. The faculty is accessible, exceptionally knowledgeable and supportive as you continue to achieve your professional goals. The clinical education and competency I have attained significantly enhanced and expanded my professional nursing practice.”
— Karen Stradling, RNBSN ’19
Diverse career opportunities
The demand for nurses continues to grow, especially for those holding bachelor’s degrees. New York even has legislation in place requiring registered nurses to earn their BSN within 10 years of initial licensure — with other states working to pass similar bills. The career outlook for this field is strong, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting job growth to increase by 15% between 2016 and 2026.
We’ve structured our BSN program to give you a competitive edge in a thriving career field. Earning your bachelor’s degree can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:
Social and Community Service Manager
*According to Burning-glass.com and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our online bachelor’s degree in nursing provides you with the opportunity to build your industry expertise and enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it accessible to anyone interested in pursuing their degree.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A completed application with a non-refundable application fee
- An earned associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all schools attended with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA from the previous institution
- Copies of a current/unrestricted RN license
- Submit a personal statement on philosophy of advancing nursing education at the baccalaureate level
- Complete a background check
- Learn how you can earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program.
Pick a start time that works for you.
Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our BSN degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Spring A – February 1
- Spring B – March 22
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
- Fall A – September 8
- Fall B – October 27
When you graduate with your CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Rider University, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.