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Online Programs - RN to BSN Program

For additional information contact:
The Office of Day Admissions at
(636) 949-4949

Nursing at Lindenwood

Lindenwood University is thriving as one of the Midwest’s larger independent universities. Our new School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is among the many recent academic and institutional advancements at Lindenwood. We have established a post-licensure baccalaureate degree nursing curriculum to help those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. This new program will also give students and working nurses a foundation to pursue higher degrees in nursing.

The nursing field is a rapidly expanding profession, and BSN-educated nurses have additional opportunities for professional advancement. Lindenwood’s commitment to excellence in education and our legacy of innovative programs supports our students’ career goals.

RN to BSN Coursework

The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences offers a BSN degree-completion program for graduates of, or students in, associate degree and diploma programs.  Students in associate degree or diploma programs will be able to begin required general education courses while taking courses for the associate degree or diploma, allowing them to complete both programs in as little as five years. Licensed registered nurses can complete all coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree in as little as five semesters.

Students who are in or have graduated from a state board-approved diploma school of nursing may qualify for admission. Our advisory team can help guide students toward courses that fit their career goals.

Our innovative learning setting is a flexible hybrid of online learning with limited visits to campus. The faculty at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences has created a challenging curriculum that can add value for registered nurses.

Our Faculty

At the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, faculty members have experience as professional nurses.  Decades of nursing practice coupled with teaching expertise make these faculty members uniquely prepared to educate and mentor students.  Board-certified faculty members have published research with national and international professional credentials. The Lindenwood dean, Peggy Ellis, PhD, MSN, RN, BC, ANP, FNP, has more than 30 years of experience teaching in and leading nursing programs, and currently serves as a program accreditation evaluator for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

Requirements for Students

Admission requirements for students in and graduates from Board of Nursing approved Associate Degree of Nursing programs include
• Accepted and enrolled at Lindenwood University and the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
• Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which clinical experience will be completed prior to completing the second semester of nursing courses at the baccalaureate level

Transferring Credits

General education courses will be evaluated individually for transfer.  Approximately 35 credit hours of nursing coursework will be transferred. Student applicants will receive advising from an admission counselor to ease the transition.

Computer Skills

The learning platform for nursing courses is provided by Blackboard. Students will need a computer with broadband Internet access as well as basic computer experience with Microsoft Word and an ability to navigate the Internet.

Required Nursing Coursework (36 hours)

• Health Informatics – 3 credit hours
• Professional Nursing – 3 credit hours
• Research and Evidence-Based Practice – 3 credit hours
• Health Policy and Finance – 3 credit hours
• Patient Safety and Quality – 3 credit hours
• Health Assessment – 3 credit hours
• Leadership and Management – 4 credit hours
• Community Health Nursing and Health Promotion – 5 credit hours
• Nursing Capstone – 3 credit hours
• Nursing Electives (2) in areas of patient-centered care or leadership – 3 credit hours each

Financial Aid Assistance and Planning

The Office of Day Admissions has professional staff members to administer these programs and advise students and families regarding available financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  Federal, state, and private resources are available to help fund your education.  Lindenwood offers personalized financial aid assistance, and additional tuition reimbursement may be available through your employer.

Our admissions and financial aid counselors can help maximize available financial aid options. To apply for financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have completed the FAFSA, a member of our
admissions team will work with you to develop a personal financial aid plan.

New Facility in Dardenne Prairie

The Center for Nursing and Allied Health in Dardenne Prairie has state-of-the-art classrooms, new laboratories, a library, computer labs, simulation technologies, and a virtual hospital setting. Important relationships with local hospitals and care
facilities mean real-world mentoring. A quality academic setting with practice-based learning and choices in content emphasis can put students on the way toward advancing their careers and improving the health outcomes of their patients.


Applications are being accepted now. Lindenwood has a rolling admissions process.  Full-time and part-time students may apply. Up to 35 hours of nursing credits can be transferred. General education credits will be evaluated individually.

Flexible And Accessible

Lindenwood’s nursing program gives students a seamless course of study.  A flexible hybrid of online learning and campus visits permits students to stay employed and further enhances opportunities toward a desired career path.

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