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RN to BSN Bridge


Note:  This program is intended for students who have already completed an AS or AAS in Nursing and have passed their licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse. CSN does not have a direct BSN program.

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.


The College of Southern Nevada's RN to BSN Bridge Program is fully accredited by:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Program Requirements

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.

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 Open Entry Program Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking an Open-Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement or Completion.

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