RN to BS in Nursing at Colby-Sawyer College Online

You are the future of nursing. Prepare yourself with Colby-Sawyer College's flexible and convenient online R.N. to B.S. degree program.

The R.N. to B.S. degree offers registered nurses who already hold an associate degree or nursing diploma a flexible and affordable way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. With that degree will come opportunities for new roles, including leadership, in a variety of health care settings.

Colby-Sawyer College is the long-time affiliated Nursing Program for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Colby-Sawyer prepares nurses at the baccalaureate level to participate in a health care system focused on meeting the health needs of the population.

With upper-division nursing courses focused on community and public health, quality, safety, evidence-based practice and leadership, the R.N. to B.S. program appreciates the knowledge, skills and experiences that associate degree and diploma-prepared nurses bring to the program, and provides a forum to further develop and enhance their abilities to provide value in the changing health care landscape.

Program Admissions Requirements

  1. Successful completion of an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing program

  2. Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the State of New Hampshire

How to Apply

  1. Submit the online application.

  2. Request transcripts.
    Official College Transcripts if any college credit has been completed.

    Please have all transcripts sent to:
    Colby-Sawyer College
    Office of Admissions
    541 Main Street
    New London, N.H. 03257

    Or by email from school officials to

You give of yourself every day. It's time to give yourself the opportunities that come with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

The R.N. to B.S. Program

Courses are offered in 15-week semesters (12 weeks in summer) that cater to the demanding schedules of working nurses. The option to enroll full- or part-time lets you progress through the program at the pace that is right for your life. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months, or five semester, or can take as long as necessary to fit into your schedule. The average program completion rate is 2-3 years. The program integrates knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences with professional nursing education.

Course Offerings

Students may transfer up to 90 credits. There are five four-credit upper division courses designed to meet students' needs and the requirements of the accreditation agency. The first four may be taken in any order:

  • RNBS 401 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (Prerequisite: MAT 220 or equivalent) Offered: Fall

  • RNBS 402 Community and Public Health Nursing Offered: Summer

  • RNBS 403 The Context for High Quality Care Delivery Offered: Spring

  • RNBS 404 Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Care Systems
    Offered: Fall

  • RNBS 486 Capstone Research Project in Nursing Offered: Each Semester

Discuss further course requirements with your
Admissions Counselor.

Call (800) 272-1015 or email