- Duration 2 years
- Cost per Credit $350
- Credit Hours 120
- Ranked #3 Top RN to BSN Program in Massachusetts by EduMed
- Ranked #4 Best Online Nursing Degree by OnlineU
- Increase your salary potential by $20,0001,2
- Learn from nursing experts
- Access courses on your schedule through an interactive, virtual classroom
- 6 start dates per year
The Next Step in Your Nursing Career Starts with a BSN
The online BSN program from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC) is designed for registered nurses who want to advance into leadership roles. This bachelor’s degree offers a CCNE-accredited curriculum that delivers the skills required to advance in your current institution, move into specialty healthcare settings, and increase your salary potential.*
Enhance Your Nursing Skill Set
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the healthcare industry to grow 13% by 2031 and create 2 million new positions for professionals in the field.3 Throughout the decade, more than 195,000 positions are expected to be created for nurses who complete a BSN.4 With the online Bachelor’s in Nursing program, you’ll become qualified for these new opportunities and more while standing out to employers.
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Choose a CCNE-Accredited Curriculum
40 Total Courses
120 Total Credits
The online BS in Nursing degree utilizes a CCNE-accredited curriculum to deliver the advanced skills today’s nursing employers demand. You’ll learn from industry experts and build career-ready skills in healthcare and nursing. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through two capstone requirements.
- Population Health and Global Diversity
- Community Health and the Nursing Professional
- Leadership in Practice for Nurses
Transfer up to 84 Credits
6 Start Dates Per Year
Don’t delay your full nursing potential. Discover what you could achieve and apply to the online BS in Nursing program today.
Admission requirements include:
|Submit your application
|Must have an associate degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited institution with a cumulative 2.7 GPA
|A passing score on the NCLEX-RN Exam
|Must have a current nursing license and good standing status as a registered nurse in the United States
|Candidates will need to successfully pass national background checks per state requirements**
Invest in Your Nursing Career
$350 Per Credit Hour
$42,000 Estimated Total Tuition
The online BSN program is a stepping stone to advanced nursing career opportunities and higher salary potential. Earning your degree online with TAWC is an investment in your future, which is why the University provides options for financing your education. Discover the financial aid resources available to you.Tuition Details
What You’ll Learn
The online BSN degree utilizes a curriculum that’s accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is aligned with today’s top standards for the field to ensure you graduate fully equipped for the nursing career you want. With support from expert faculty, you’ll build expert leadership, research, communication, collaboration and technology skills that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings.
By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of nursing practice, including a foundation in liberal arts, natural and social sciences
- Practice holistic patient-centered care, emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion that is individualized, respectful, compassionate, coordinated and based on best evidence and clinical judgment
- Advocate for the care and protection of population health across the healthcare delivery continuum
- Integrate nursing scholarship, theory, research and policy to improve and transform healthcare
- Foster a culture of quality and safety to maximize the provision of healthcare
- Demonstrate effective communication, teamwork and collaboration to optimize patient care and experience
- Apply knowledge of systems-based practice to optimize the provision of healthcare
- Achieve a sustainable professional identity, embracing the values of integrity, altruism, inclusivity, compassion, courage, humility, advocacy, autonomy, humanity and social justice
- Deploy leadership skills in activities that foster personal health and resilience
Learn from Industry Experts
At The American Women’s College, your learning is expanded by the rich workplace experience our faculty bring to the classroom. Faculty are professionals who hold an array of titles in the fields they teach. Their involvement in the day-to-day challenges of their role and industry brings curriculums to life with real-world examples as you connect what you learn to what they share.
Each faculty member at TAWC incorporates real industry experience into each lesson. As a student, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one support and graduate fully prepared to face the challenges of your chosen field.
Linda Adams-Wendling, PhD, APRN, CNP, GNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE
CHIEF NURSE ADMINISTRATOR & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
PhD, University of Kansas; GNP, St. Louis University; MSN, Clarkson College; MBA Avila College; BSN Grandview College
Linda Adams-Wendling’s career path was set about 46 years ago, but she says it doesn’t seem like much time has passed since beginning her journey in health care at a nursing school in rural Iowa. “I remember as if it were yesterday,” recalls Adams-Wendling, the DNP Chief Nurse Administrator and Director at Bay Path University. “From the minute of my first interaction with my first patient, I knew nursing would be my profession for life.” Her plan was to spend her professional career as a nurse, due in part to the influence of her mother and friends also entering the field, and at first Adams-Wendling did just that. But soon she also decided to keep moving along the academic route too. It started with her associate nursing degree from Des Moines Area Community College; then a bachelor’s in nursing at Grandview College, also in Des Moines; a master’s in nursing from Clarkson College, in Omaha; an MBA from Avila University; and finally, her nursing doctorate from the University of Kansas. Along that path, Adams-Wendling made it a priority to become a nurse educator. “I believed that to reach my career goal as a nurse educator, I should acquire as much experience as possible to share with nursing students,” she remembered. Her enthusiasm for nurse education was influenced by the work ethic instilled by her parents—she was raised on a farm in Iowa—by a mentor she had early in her education, and by Florence Nightingale, considered by many to be the patron saint of nursing. After her extensive schooling, Adams-Wendling was recruited as a nurse executive about 30 years ago at a hospital in Emporia, where she met her husband, Joseph Wendling. The two have made their home in Kansas now for decades. She joined Emporia State University in 2000, which then officially solidified her status as a nurse educator in academia. “I remember when I received the call for the interview at Emporia,” she said. “I was so excited when offered the position I could not wait for the opportunity to begin my career as a nurse educator.” Adams-Wending worked her way up through the ranks, from assistant professor, to associate professor, to professor and chair of the department, and now DNP Chief Nurse Administrator and Director at Bay Path University. “Many ask me when I might retire and my response is, this does not seem like work to me because I so enjoy what I do,” she said. “Each day I am inspired by the students I interact with, the incredible faculty that I teach with, and the positive environment of the university.”
Frequently Asked Questions
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You can complete the program in two years, depending on transfer credits. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
Tuition is $350 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 120 total credits for a total tuition of $42,000. You may transfer up to 84 credits, which may reduce the total costs. You can review all tuition costs on our tuition page.
Yes, the online BS in Nursing program accepts up to 84 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.
In addition to completing an Associate of Nursing degree from an accredited institution, the online BS in Nursing program requires you to:
- Submit your application
- Submit official high school and college transcripts
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
- Have a current nursing license in good standing
- Complete basic cardiac life support for the health care provider
- Submit two letters of professional recommendation
You can learn more about our admission requirements on our admissions page.
Those who complete the online BS in Nursing degree may pursue a master’s degree in nursing or move into advanced nursing roles such as nursing leader, hospice care nurse, case manager, occupational nurse, and more. According to Payscale.com, registered nurses who complete a bachelor’s degree earn a median annual salary of $91,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field to grow 6% by 2031, creating more than 195,000 new positions. Learn more about your career options by visiting our careers page.
Sources and Disclaimers
- Payscale. “Average Registered Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay.” Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Registered_Nurse_(RN)/Hourly_Rate.
- Payscale. “Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.” Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_in_Nursing_(BSN)/Salary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Healthcare Occupations.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Registered Nurses.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.
*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at The American Women’s College of Bay Path University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Visit https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation.
**Required prior to the start of clinicals.
Bay Path University nursing programs are for students who already hold a registered nurse (RN) license. The post-licensure nursing programs are open to students with an unencumbered nursing license in all U.S. states. Those students who wish to practice outside of Massachusetts may contact the State Board of Registration in Nursing for the state in which they reside for further information. Read our disclosure statement to learn more.