Nursing Online Program, BS

Campus: Online


Our 100% online Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major program offers licensed RNs (with an associate degree or diploma) like you the opportunity to finish your bachelor’s in a format that is flexible enough to accommodate your busy life – and at an affordable rate. Employers are seeking BS-qualified nurses, and today’s patients need them. In this program, you can prepare yourself to meet this demand.

Minimum requirements include scholastic achievement as evidenced by prior academic performance, graduation from an associate degree or diploma nursing program (unless applying for provisional admission) and licensure (or near licensure).

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 60
Nursing Major 60
Nursing Electives 6-9
Total Credits 120

University Core Curriculum - Arts & Science Courses (60 Credits)

30 Credits from the University Core Curriculum are usually transfer in; may be lower or higher depending on prior courses taken

22-30 Credits from the University Core Curriculum are typically taken at Pace: may be lower or higher depending upon credits transferred in. Various course options are available to fulfill these requirements.

Total liberal arts at Pace depends on credits accepted during transfer credit evaluation process

Students with an associate's degree may transfer up to 68 credits, which includes 38 credits of prerequisite/liberal arts courses and 30 credits of nursing courses. Those with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may transfer up to 90 credits.

Nursing Major (60 Credits)

30 nursing credits from Associate degree or Diploma Program transfer into Pace- may be lower or higher depending on courses taken and individual evaluation of transcript.

21-30 Credits of Online Nursing Courses Are Taken through Pace

NURS 481Core Competencies for Multidimensional Care3
NURS 482Healthy Aging3
NURS 484Nursing and Health Policy3
NURS 485Leadership and Management3
NURS 486Community and Public Health 13
NURS 487Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning3
NURS 498Spirit of Inquiry: Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice 23

Nursing Electives (6-9 credits)

In addition, you will take up to 26 credits of arts and sciences courses and 9 credits of nursing electives. The electives available to you vary by semester, and the total number of credits you will take varies depending on the amount of previous credit you transfer to the program.

If you are an RN with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.0, you can take up to 12 credits at the graduate level. We will double-count these credits towards both your BS and a master’s program.