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December 9, 2016

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Earn your BSN (RN to BSN)

Earn College Credit Without Attending Class

Whether you plan to earn your BSN degree from a college in your home town, Excelsior College, University of Phoenix, or another school, can help. courses are designed to help you pass CLEP, DSST (used by DANTES), or ECE exams to earn credit by examination so you can transition from RN to BSN. Over 3800 colleges and universities will let you apply credit earned by examination toward your degree.

Look at the examples below to get an idea of how you can move from RN to BSN. (Policies vary by school.)

These are 2 examples of the many RN to BSN programs available.

Excelsior College RN to BSN Program Florida State University RN to BSN Program
(FL residents only)

How long will it take? 18-24 months.
Qualifications RN, Diploma RN, more...
Accreditation NLNAC & MSACS
General Education Requirements 61 hours*
Nursing hours 60 hours*
Total Semester hours
( courses can help you earn these hours with CLEP, DSST, or ECE exams.)
121 hours
(more info)
Online Clinical Components 3

*You may already have some of these credits. Most credits can be earned by self-study and examination at a local testing center.

Find out more about Excelsior College...
Remember, Excelsior College is an example of one of many online universities with an RN to BSN program.

How long will it take? 4-7 semesters
Qualifications Florida RN licensure more...
Accreditation NLNAC & SACS
General Education Requirements 60 hours*
Nursing and upper level hours 60 hours*
Total Semester hours
( courses can help you earn some of these hours with CLEP exams.)
120 hours
Clinicals Completed locally with preceptor.

*60 hours total may be earned with credit by examination.
  • Find out if you qualify - check the school's website or with an admissions counselor.
  • Determine what course credit can be earned by CLEP, DSST or ECE.
  • Study, Take your test, Transfer the credit!
Remember, Florida State University is an example of one of many traditional universities with an RN to BSN program that accepts credit by examination.

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