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RN to BSN Bridge

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Nature of Work

Nursing is a profession which focuses on a wide range of human responses observed in both ill and healthy persons. Nursing has a theoretical base selected from other sciences and nursing research. A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) will allow the nurse to further develop clinical reasoning and research skills, and provide opportunities for a broader scope of practice in leadership, specialty roles, and managing patient care.

Career Opportunities

Nurses work with people of all ages in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Public Health
  • Military
  • Federal Government
  • Long Term Care
  • Managed Care
  • Subacute/Rehabilitation Settings

Program Description

Building upon the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) degree, the RN to BSN program focuses on the urban community. Through online learning, the student integrates principles of Nursing Theory, Leadership, Research & Evidence-Based Practice to achieve the intellectual & practical competencies of the baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse. Studying at the College of Southern Nevada fosters emotional maturity in an atmosphere of diversity and civic engagement.


Fully accredited by:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Program Requirements

Nursing Program Guidelines 2020-2021

RN to BSN Bridge Advising Sheet - Accelerated Track
RN to BSN Bridge Advising Sheet - Extended Track
RN to BSN Bridge Career Guide
RN to BSN Bridge Selection Criteria
RN to BSN Bridge Instruction Flow Chart

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.

Admission Requirements

This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted to the Limited Entry office by the application deadline. All prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. Applicants are notified of their acceptance by the Limited Entry office.

Health Care Experience Documentation Form
Evidence of Non-infectivity for Tuberculosis
Proof of Immunity to Select Infectious Diseases

Find out how to apply to this program through the Limited Entry Office.

Accepted Students

Students accepted into the program will be required to show proof of CPR certification, health insurance, and immunization against Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, and Diphtheria. In addition, proof of a negative two-step TB test and negative urine drug screen will be required. A physical examination must also be completed. An official background check is required. This documentation is due at the mandatory advising session held during the week before classes begin each semester.

Licensure as a Registered Nurse
All states require Registered Nurses to be licensed. To become licensed in the State of Nevada, you must have graduated from an approved school of professional nursing and passed the RN national licensing examination. In addition to successfully completing the prescribed course of study in an approved school of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) requires that candidates for licensure be (1) of good moral character and (2) in good physical and mental health. Prospective students are advised that if they have been convicted of a felony prior to admission to the program that this may preclude subsequent licensure to practice as a nurse in Nevada (NRS 632.320).

Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Health Programs Advising Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.

Find out how to Transfer Credits to CSN from other colleges.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact one of our Health Programs Advisement Offices.

  • Charleston Campus: (702) 651-5885, Building K Lobby
  • North Las Vegas Campus: (702) 651-4415, Main Building Room N212
  • Henderson Campus: (702) 651-3563, H Building Room 234