Undergraduate Postlicensure

The Postlicensure track is for those who are already licensed as an RN and who want to advance their career by earning a BSN. The undergraduate program has been successfully delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987. The BSN program at Old Dominion University attracts bright men and women from many walks of life and is offered through distance learning online. If you want to accept a challenge, are ready to maximize your potential and become a nurse for the 21st century, come join us!

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Undergraduate Catalog

Find the classes and requirements you need to join our nationally-recognized nursing program.

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Intake advisors from our RN-BSN program are ready to assist you. Map a degree plan. Email unofficial transcripts for review to healthsciencesonline@odu.edu

Postlicensure Program (RN-BSN)

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RN to BSN students are accepted for admission fall, spring and summer semesters. Students may complete the RN to BSN nursing major on a full-time or part-time basis. While a two-year, part-time completion of nursing courses is typical, students may proceed at a slower pace, if desired, to allow the students to work towards a degree while meeting the demands of work and family responsibilities. The application process requires admission to Old Dominion University as a degree-seeking student and completion of an online supplemental nursing application.

Registered Nurses receive 33 of the 66 nursing credits as experiential learning credits. These are awarded from the RN licensure at no cost to the student.

Want to Transfer Credits?

Do you have college credits -- including CLEP -- that might apply toward your degree? Our advisors can assist in evaluating your earned credits and see if they apply to a nursing degree.

Recommended Class Schedule

Not sure what order to take your nursing courses? Find a list of recommended course pairings to earn your degree, adjusted for the number of semesters you plan to attend.