Advance your career with our RN to BSN program pathways

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (120 - 122 credits)

Accelerate your way to a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) — whether you’re just starting your associate degree in nursing (ADN) or you’re already working as a registered nurse (RN) — through the BSN degree program at Davenport University. As one of the region’s best RN to BSN programs, Davenport’s BSN degree will prepare you for nursing roles at Magnet-status hospitals.

Davenport has two pathways to get you there. If you have your ADN and RN, choose our bachelor of science in nursing completion pathway and experience the convenience and quality of one of the region’s best online RN to BSN programs. You’ll receive credit for your ADN and your RN licensure and can take the remaining 31 credits in this online RN to BSN program. Classes are offered through our Global Campus or in-person at our partner colleges.

Our second option, Davenport’s bachelor of science in nursing concurrent pathway, is for you if you’re pursuing an ADN at one of our partnering local community colleges. Through the concurrent pathway, you can earn your BSN degree up to one year sooner by taking Davenport BS in nursing classes at your community college during the semester or over the summer.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll learn from highly credentialed nursing faculty and staff in Davenport’s in-person or online RN to BSN program. You’ll gain evidence-based knowledge in community nursing and leadership, as well as clinical experiences that support your nursing career goals.

What is a bachelor of science in nursing?

A bachelor of science in nursing advances knowledge and qualifications for ADN graduates. It’s also for current RNs who want to complete their BSN degree, a credential health care employers are often seeking. Your BS in nursing can open careers to Magnet-status hospitals, leadership roles and higher salaries, while also preparing you to continue on to a master’s degree in nursing.

Graduates with a bachelor of science in nursing and an RN licensure work in hospitals and clinics, physician private practices, home health care services, community health facilities, nursing care facilities, schools and government agencies.

Explore classes for Davenport’s bachelor of science in nursing

Davenport’s BS in nursing classes, such as nursing leadership and community health nursing, will enhance your skills in critical thinking, assessment, communication, collaboration, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management. In addition to the bachelor of science in nursing sequence, Davenport’s RN to BSN program includes a specialty in health and human services case management. Exceptional convenience, classes, instructors and clinical experiences make this one of the region’s best online RN to BSN programs.

Complete your bachelor of science in nursing and continue on to earn your master’s in nursing (MSN) at Davenport. Graduates of our MSN program enjoy a 100% employment rate.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn your BS in nursing in as little as two semesters after completing your ADN
Qualify for a 20% tuition discount as a member of MHA
Complete the RN to BSN program 100% online with Global Campus*
Annual average salary for registered nurses, not including bonus pay such as overtime

Why pursue a BSN degree at Davenport University?

Through in-person and online RN to BSN program courses, hands-on community health nursing clinicals and nurse manager and leader clinicals, Davenport’s RN to BSN program prepares you to advance in your nursing career and provide exceptional patient care. If you’re completing your ADN degree at one of our partner colleges, Davenport’s BS in nursing concurrent pathway is excellent preparation for your nursing career.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Real-world experts

Learn from highly credentialed and experienced faculty who hold MSN, PhD and other advanced degrees and credentials. They also bring a wide variety of real-world nursing experience to you. 


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Hands-on experience

Gain direct-care clinical experience within leadership/management and community nursing and receive one-on-one mentoring through a nursing preceptorship in an acute-care setting.


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CCNE accreditation 

Earn a BSN degree in an RN to BSN program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the gold standard for quality and a factor for graduate school admittance.


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Transferable credits

Get 60 transfer credits in the RN to BSN program for your associate degree in nursing and 30 credits for your RN licensure. That’s just one reason we’re among the best online RN to BSN programs.


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Nursing career preparation

Earn the BS in nursing employers want: According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 77.4% of employers are expressing a strong preference for BSN degree program graduates.


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Networking opportunities

Join our Student Nurses Association, participate in nursing events held on campuses associated with our in-person or online RN to BSN program and apply for Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.


Get started on your bachelor of science in nursing degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your BSN degree at Davenport.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to a more rewarding nursing career with our BSN degree. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses

*Coursework is online with on-site clinicals


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