Anderson University Lowers RN to BSN Tuition


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University announced a restructured RN to BSN program in 2021 and now the university is announcing a tuition price decrease to the same program. The program allows students to complete courses 100% online, within 12-24 months, and is now $250 per credit hour.

“I am so thankful to the President and Provost for acknowledging the importance and relevance of our RN to BSN program,” said Dr. Lynn Schmidt, dean of the School of Nursing and Kinesiology. “There is a significant nursing shortage across the U.S., as well as in Indiana and our community. This opportunity will help registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Anderson University at an affordable price.” 

The program presents a curriculum that provides students the opportunity to utilize their clinical judgment and critical thinking skills in new ways, within areas such as assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

Additionally, work experience and previously earned credits from the student’s associate degree in nursing are factored into the number of course hours needed to complete the 120-hour BSN degree.

“We’re excited about the price change to our RN to BSN program,” said Heather Kim, vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communications. “We believe it can open the door for more opportunities for registered nurses to make a difference in their communities.”

Unique to the program is also the option for students to choose a cognate — an area of concentration within their individual course plan — allowing them to focus on an area of interest like health and wellness, leadership, or business that can boost their credentials as they work toward their professional goals within the field of nursing.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.