BSN for RN Completion Program

RNs Guide to Getting In

Your Path to a BSN at Oak Point

Your time is now. You deserve the career you have always wanted.

Our BSNs for RNs Completion Program is designed for the associate degree-level or nursing diploma RN looking to upgrade their credentials by bridging the gap between their current credential and a BSN.

Follow the guidance on this page and reach out to us with questions. You’ll be on your way to the career of your dreams . . . from this point forward.

Admission Criteria

The BSN for RN option is for licensed registered nurses who wish to complete and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students who have completed all general education requirements, nursing support, and nursing courses from a regionally-accredited institution and hold a current license as a registered nurse may apply. Students pursuing the BSN for RN option must complete the nursing support and general education requirements before or simultaneously with this program’s courses.

An applicant will be considered for admission into the RN for BSN program if the following criteria are met:

  1. Must hold a current and unencumbered Illinois nursing license or an unencumbered nursing license from the state in which you reside (for out-of-state students enrolling in online program)
  2. Earned minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  3. Earned minimum science cumulative college GPA of 2.75 (in anatomy and physiology I and II, general chemistry, and microbiology)
  4. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale in previous undergraduate nursing course work
  5. Must have graduated from a regionally accredited associate degree nursing program or diploma school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)

Gen Ed + Nursing PreReqs

As a BSN for RNs Completion Program candidate, you will need to transfer in approximately 102 semester credits in general education, pre-nursing support, and nursing courses.

Evaluating Your Transfer Credits

Option 1: Work with Your Admissions Advisor

Work with your Enrollment Advisor to review your unofficial transcript of contact Admissions.

Options 2: Use Our Transfer Evaluation System

Our Transfer Evaluation System (TES) helps guide prospective students on how classes at their current or former schools may transfer to Oak Point University.

BSN for RN PreReqs

Bachelor of science in nursing student Jeremy P.

39 Semester Hours

General Education + Support
Course Semester Hours
English/Communication 9
Social and Behavioral Science 9
Humanities and Fine Arts 9
College Math 3
Physical and Life Sciences 7
General Electives 2
Total Hours 39

22 Semester Hours

Nursing Support
Course Semester Hours
General Chemistry* 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)* 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)* 4
Microbiology (with lab)* 4
Statistics 3
Lifespan Development 3
Total Hours 22

*Please note these courses must have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to your intended semester of enrollment. Physical and life sciences must include one course from each area. A course from physical sciences or life sciences must have a lab (L) designation. The 5-year requirements can be waived if the RN has current work experience as a practicing nurse within the prior three years of applying.

41 Semester Hours

RN License Transfer Courses
Course Semester Hours
NUR 3020 // Pathophysiology for Nursing Care 3
NUR 3035 // Pharmacology for Nursing Care 3
NUR 3040 // Nursing Care of Adults Across the Life Span 9
NUR 4015 // Nursing Care of Communities and Populations 5
NUR 4020 // Nursing Care of Mental Health Patients 5
NUR 4025 // Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 5
NUR 4025 // Nursing Care of Children and Families 5
NUR 4025 // Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 4
NUR 4025 // Choice of One Nursing Elective 2
Total Hours 41


  1. Submit your online application
  2. Pay your application fee
  3. Submit your supplemental admissions documents via email or mail to the Oak Brook Campus “Attn: Admissions”
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • A copy of your current Illinois Nursing License or license from the state in which reside (for out-of-state students enrolling in online program)
    • A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae


Congrats! You got in! Now what?

Your student file must be completed before classes start. This includes:

  1. Pay your enrollment fee
  2. Pass the criminal background check
  3. Pass the drug screening test
  4. Provide proof of completing all required health documentation
  5. Complete clinical compliance documentation

By the Numbers

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