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An RN-to-BSN program enables an existing registered nurse (RN) with an associate’s degree or hospital diploma to attain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. This program meets the growing employer demand for BSN-educated nurses in the workforce. RNs with a baccalaureate degree will enjoy higher pay, greater autonomy, and enhanced career mobility. We’ve profiled below several of the RN-to-BSN programs available in Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island
Rhode Island’s preeminent public university offers one of the state’s largest RN-to-BSN programs by enrollment. Prospective URI students must possess a hospital diploma or associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) from an NLN-accredited program, hold a current Rhode Island registered nursing license, and have significant clinical practice experience.

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Rhode Island College
Rhode Island College offers the only RN-to-BSN program in the state’s largest city, Providence. This degree completion program is open to existing RNs who possess a hospital diploma or associate’s degree in nursing. Rhode Island College boasts an excellent academic reputation, fueled by the pass rates of graduates from its prelicensure program.

Salve Regina University
Salve Regina’s RN-to-BSN program is limited to registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Enrollees must earn 132 credits to receive the BSN completion degree. Upon graduation, students seeking a career change can pursue employment with local healthcare providers like Naval Medical Command or South County Hospital.

Below we provide additional information on Rhode Island’s top RN-to-BSN programs.

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Providence

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue | Providence, Rhode Island 02908
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Rhode Island College 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Rhode Island cities

New England Institute of Technology
1408 Division Road | East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue | Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Rhode Island
35 Campus Avenue | Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
New England Institute of Technology 1408 Division Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salve Regina University 100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Rhode Island 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion