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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Carrington’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an online RN to BSN post-licensure program for registered nurses. It prepares graduates to be critical thinkers and leaders who have the ability to practice nursing spanning an array of outpatient and inpatient health care settings.
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Carrington Bachelor Of Science Program Details

Program Details

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see page 236 of the Academic Catalog.

The Carrington College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a post-licensure program offered online and the degree is conferred by the College’s Sacramento, California campus.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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Guidance is focused on professional growth and development through advanced knowledge and skills


Earn your BSN degree in as few as 15 months. Degree is conferred by Carrington’s Sacramento campus


This program is conveniently delivered online


For complete tuition costs, refer to the Carrington College Academic Catalog

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Career Opportunities

As an RN with a BSN, you’ll have advanced skills and knowledge that may provide you with career growth opportunities. Nursing job duties can vary depending on the level of nursing you are practicing and the state in which you are licensed. Speak with a Carrington College Representative to learn more about nursing education from Carrington. Here are some examples of benefits you may gain from earning a BSN degree, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing:1

  • Research has shown that fewer medication errors and positive patient outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and higher degree levels
  • Employers are seeking nurses with capabilities to provide exceptional direct patient care across varying settings and who can function using the fullest extent of their nursing license, including:
    • Abilities to make complex clinical decisions
    • Manage patient care transition
    • Supervise support personnel
    • Ability to guide patients through various health care resources
    • Knowledge to educate patients on treatment regimens and healthy lifestyle adoptions

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What Will I Learn?

Critical Thinking and Communication

New Patient Care Technology

Scientific-Based Care

Safe and Professional Care

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) FAQ

  • What is a BSN?

    BSN is short for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an undergraduate degree that prepares students for a future in nursing. The BSN is designed to cover essentials for aspiring nurses, including patient care, health assessment, nursing theory, ethics, pharmacology, and more. The BSN provides a structured learning environment with lectures, clinicals, and other experiences to help you gain the skills, credential, and confidence needed to pursue opportunities in the nursing field. The BSN adds to the additional experience from a previous ADN program and current registered nurses. The environment with lectures, clinicals, and other experiences to pursue opportunities in the nursing field.

  • What is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an undergraduate degree that builds on the current nursing position you hold or previous ADN nursing program prepares students for a future in nursing. It covers nursing fundamentals for health assessment, nursing theory, ethics, nursing management and leadership, and cultural competency and diversity, building off your registered nurse position and previous training through an ADN program.

  • What is the difference between RN and BSN?

    An RN is a registered nurse—a licensed healthcare professional who has passed the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or BSN, is an undergraduate degree offering a comprehensive education in the field of nursing. While many RNs earned licensure with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), they find that some opportunities in the field require a higher level, or BSN, nurse education. At Carrington College, our BSN is an online post-licensure program to help working RNs attain that level of education and prepare for expanded opportunities in the field.


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