Program overview

Rider University's online RN to BSN program offers a student-centered program of study for nurses seeking to expand their existing competencies to advance their professional skills and credentials through baccalaureate studies. Designed for working, licensed registered nurses, the Rider online RN to BSN program offers the flexibility to seamlessly integrate your studies into your busy life. At Rider, you will advance your understanding of best practices, ability to lead quality care initiatives and offer quality patient care. Earning your BSN will also provide you with the credentials to position yourself to pursue leadership roles or graduate study.

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Program requirements

Our curriculum provides a seamless transition from the RN to BSN, building on the students’ experiences as registered nurses. Students who have successfully completed their associate’s degree in nursing and passed the NCLEX need only 30 Rider credits to graduate. An additional 3 credits of undergraduate statistics may be required. 

All nursing courses are offered in a 7-week format. Clinicals are integrated into the course assignments and separate clinical placements or work with preceptors are not required.

Team of nurses

Why choose Rider?

Kamila Karaban
Rider has very supportive faculty and staff who go above and beyond to help students to be successful in their studies and career."
Kamila Karaban ‘22
Registered nurse, JFK Medical Center
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CCNE accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rider University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

CCNE Accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

University partnerships

Rider University is proud to partner with Capital Health and give back to healthcare workers by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees. Other partners include The State of New Jersey, Penn Medicine Princeton Health (through the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber), Woods Services and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. 


Lori Prol

Associate Professor, Director of Nursing Programs

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Academic Focus: Nursing

Department of Health Sciences and Nursing

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