BSN Curriculum

You have nursing experience.
Use it to develop into a leader.

You understand the health care system and the vital role nurses play in creating successful patient outcomes. You know the key to delivering the best experience for those seeking treatment is through a combined effort from all members of a nursing unit. Gain the skills you need and learn to spearhead new standards in coordinated care with Rider University’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.

By earning your online RN-BSN degree with Rider, you’re taking strides to refine your approach to service while also learning to inspire best practices in other nursing professionals. Advancing in this field isn’t just about what you do on the floor and by the bedside — it’s about leading colleagues to provide a higher level of care in a field where the right approach can save lives.

Rider University Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. As a student in the BSN program, you’ll take courses in health care policy, population health, patient care technology, professionalism, information management and more. You will also choose from classes in four areas of knowledge: historical perspective, artistic and intellectual perspective, contemporary perspective and natural world perspective.

Gain new insights into the many facets of your field and develop the experience to qualify for leadership roles.

Your online nursing courses are taught by a distinguished faculty and industry practitioners who can bring a practical and multidisciplinary approach to your studies. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.

Program Major Requirements (30 Credit Hours):

NUR 400 Professionalism and Professional Values 3 Credits
NUR 401 Organizational and Healthcare Systems Leadership 3 Credits
NUR 402 Scholarship in Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 403 Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology 3 Credits
NUR 404 Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments 3 Credits
NUR 405 Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication for Improving Healthcare Outcomes 3 Credits
NUR 406 Population Health and Clinical Prevention Across the Lifespan 3 Credits
NUR 407 Cultural Diversity in a Global Society 3 Credits
NUR 408 Gerontological Nursing Concepts for an Aging Society 3 Credits
NUR 409 BSN Capstone Evidence-Based Microsystem Practice Change 3 Credits

Basic Core (15 Credit Hours):

CMP 120 Expository Writing 3 Credits
CMP 125 Research Writing 3 Credits
Quantitative Skills 3 Credits
COM 104 Speech Communication 3 Credits
CIS 185 Information Technology 3 Credits

Free Electives (40-42 Credit Hours)

Free electives include nursing courses taken in the generic undergraduate program. A registered nurse can receive up to 35 elective credits for the RN-BSN degree, usually from their prelicensure program.

Areas of Knowledge (33-35 Credit Hours):

Historical Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Artistic and Intellectual Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Contemporary Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Natural World Perspective - choose 2 courses:

Considering Career Advancement in Nursing?

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online Bachelor of Science 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 how you can earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program.

Benefits of Your Online BSN Degree

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership. We connect you with rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study through a flexible online platform.

Prepare to thrive professionally and become a lifelong independent learner. Our people, programs and opportunities focus on helping you build a successful career and rewarding life where you can truly make a difference. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of 2 year and 4 year institutions

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years with transfer credits

The Value of Your Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Rider University, you’re ready to prove your value as a leader in delivering quality care. Your advanced skills can prepare you to compete in an environment of growing educational standards. In fact, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) reported in 2018 that 45% of registered nurses held a bachelor’s-level degree — over 15% more than those with an associate.

Your career as a health care professional is the sum of your education and experience. Now you can choose an online nursing program that can help you elevate both. Lay the groundwork for success and evolve your practice.