Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Online RN to BSN

Whether students are earning a BSN degree to maintain their current employment, advance in their profession or advance their professional nursing career, The University of Olivet RN-BSN program provides an individualized experience to help you reach your goals.

Designed for Professional Learners

You may qualify for 100% free tuition!

In gratitude and consideration of dedicated nursing professionals, qualified students will receive a 100% tuition free scholarship that will virtually eliminate the cost of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Qualified students will benefit from a combination of donor-funded scholarships, federal financial aid and currently existing State of Michigan financial aid, including the Michigan Tuition Grant.

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The University of Olivet RN-BSN program serves professional nurses returning to college in the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. These individuals have completed their clinical nursing courses within an associate degree program and have earned their RN licensure prior to matriculating at The University of Olivet. Students who passed all full-time first year ADN courses with a grade of “C” or better and who submit a letter of recommendation are eligible to apply to enroll in any courses noted in the academic catalog as “Open to approved ADN students.” These students are eligible to apply for regular admission to the RN-BSN Program after successful completion of the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

At this time, The University of Olivet is unable to accept international students.


Program Features

  • Courses are taught by experienced nurses
  • Completely online program
  • Several $5,000 scholarships available
  • Tuition of $410 a credit
  • Opportunity for students to complete several courses while in their ADN program
  • Open enrollment to nurses in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin



Online courses are delivered in eight week terms (August, October, January, March, and June), allowing flexibility for working professionals to complete the program.

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CCNE LogoThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing at The University of Olivet is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Higher Learning Commission.

The University of Olivet has been approved by Michigan to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

The University of Olivet holds multiple accreditations from higher education agencies. Visit our Accreditations page for a complete list of accreditations.

Third Party Comments for CCNE

The University of Olivet is seeking reaccreditation for the RN to BSN program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE). The CCNE site visitors will be on campus from September 23 to 25, 2024.

Interested parties may submit written comments concerning The University of Olivet’s RN to BSN program’s qualifications for accreditation. Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the accreditation visit. All comments must be received by CCNE no later than September 1, 2024.

CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review, the evaluation team will consider all third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

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Olivet, MI 49076

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