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Earn your degree in as little as 12 months at Rochester College School of Nursing. All nursing classes are 8 weeks in length, offered in a mostly online format with opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.


The mission of the Rochester College School of Nursing (RC-SON) is to prepare professional nurses in an academically challenging Christian community to provide socially conscious and professionally skilled practice in a diverse and rapidly changing health care environment. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ understanding of health and illness in the context of a Christian environment.


The RN-BSN program will allow a RN with an Associate Degree to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as little as 12 months. Nursing and general education courses are online 8-week courses. Ethics core courses (6 credit hours) are also offered in the 8-week online format, while co-requisite courses are offered in a 15 week, face-to-face format.
Rochester College accepts up to 90 semester hours of transfer credit and also gives credit for work as an Associate Degree RN. 


Why get a BSN?

The need for nurses continues to soar, and more hospitals are requiring RNs to hold a bachelor’s degree even at entry level positions. Enhanced critical thinking and leadership skills allow you to better serve the nursing profession.
The online RN-BSN program can fit into your schedule. The flexibility of online education allows you to be a nurse, parent, student and friend while completing coursework from the convenience of home.

Why Rochester College?

  • Transfer-friendly. Apply college credit earned from other institutions to get a head start on your degree. RC accepts up to 90 semester hours in transfer and grants credit for your work as a RN.
  • Military-friendly. RC works with veterans to complete an education using all available VA resources. Rochester College is a Yellow Ribbon school. For more information, please visit
  • Get a personalized degree plan. Everyone comes from different levels of experience and preparedness. That’s why an admissions adviser will review your transcripts and create a custom-built degree plan just for you. It will serve as your roadmap to success.
  • Integrated values and ethics. Rochester College offers you a breadth and depth of learning that goes beyond the books to educate you as a whole person—mind, body and spirit. The result of this philosophy is well-educated and compassionate graduates who can change their lives and the world for the better.
  • Know your instructors. Our instructors are excited to share their professional and personal insight with you. You will be taught and mentored by committed faculty who have years of experience in the field.
  • Location. RC is located near some of the largest hospital systems in the State of Michigan. Rochester College is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 

Applicants must be Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing

General Education Core37
Required Support Courses *12
ADN + RN Licensure30
Nursing Major – Pending Program Acceptance32
NUR 3104 Transitions to Prof. Nursing4 
NUR 3204 Advanced Health Assess/Comm4
NUR 3304 Pathophysiology Across Cultures4
NUR 3404 Integrated Pharmacology Trends4
NUR 4104 Nursing Research & Informatics4
NUR 4204 Holistic Health Promo Across Life4
NUR 4304 Nursing Management & Leadership4
NUR 4904 Nursing Capstone/Practicum4

* CHE 1314, CHEM 1324, BIO 2011, BIO 2013, and BIO 3324, and PSY 2223.