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Nursing Education for the RN

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The School of Nursing offers two programs for nurses who are already licensed and do not hold a baccalaureate in nursing degree. The baccalaureate degree program provides RNs with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate professional nursing education. For RNs who know that graduate education is a goal and want to pursue a BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, or in Health Services Administration, the School offers an RN to MSN program.

Think you may be interested? Take the first step and complete an unofficial transcript evaluation today! Cost is free and results mailed quickly. An advisor will follow up with you to discuss your personal curriculum plan. See directions below.


The baccalaureate degree for the registered nurse program provides licensed registered nurses the opportunity to complete their professional nursing education. The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing after completion of 120 credits of prescribed coursework. Sample progression plans available upon request.

  • 59 Transferable Non Nursing Credits
  • 31 Credits of Baccalaureate Level Nursing (including an 84 hour practicum)
  • 30 Credits awarded for your current RN Licensure

Nursing Deferred Tuition

*A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required of all previously attended Colleges

The innovative program is designed to build on basic nursing knowledge, enhancing nursing practice in an increasingly complex society. The RN to BSN major is offered 100% online.

Starting Summer of 2013 - Testing Options for Online Courses

  1. Testing is available at the UD Online Testing sites in Newark, Dover, and Georgetown. Please click here for the process, directions, and hours. http://www2.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/info/13j/
  2. Testing online with Proctor U details in the pdf below & click the link for more information from UD Online and to submit further questions http://www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/exams/testing_sites.html
Nursing Deferred Tuition

RN to BSN Curriculum >

UD Nursing has recently gained approval (July 2014) to administer the following ONLINE degree programs to Maryland residents:

  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • MSN (all tracks)

Any questions, please send them to ud-nursing@udel.edu

More details on State Authorization progress can be found here.


The RN to MSN major is an innovative program that is offered in online and hybrid formats with clinical requirements are completed local to the student. Students complete 134-149 credits of prescribed coursework; clinical education is focused on adult/geriatric health, nursing of children, family health, and health services administration.  Sample progression plans available upon request.

  • 59 Transferable Non Nursing Credits
  • 44-60 Credits of Baccalaureate & Masters Level Nursing
  • 30 Credits awarded for your current RN Licensure

*A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required of all previously attended colleges

* RN to MSN application process is competitive and is limited in number of seats per program

The degree requirements culminate in a concurrent BSN and MSN awarded upon completion of the program.

RN to MSN Curriculum >


if a School of Nursing advisor has suggested you apply to the program,
please click here for those instructions.

For worksite information, visitation and advisement, contact: ud-nursing@udel.edu.

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Transfer Credit Equivalency Search

** The University requires a minimum grade of C for all transfer credit

Use this link to help you determine transferability of courses

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