RN to BSN Program

Returning to Our Roots

Between 1908 and 1929 NCU constructed and operated the Pacific Christian Hospital (known today as PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center).

The RN to BSN program at Northwest Christian University is designed for working adults who have graduated from an accredited nursing program who want to enhance their knowledge and advance their nursing career.

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The NCU Difference

  • 30+ years experience educating working adults
  • Flexible, 100% online CCNE-accredited program
  • A supportive academic environment that puts students first
  • Program prepares students for graduate education
  • Project-based practice experiences completed in your local community

Quick Facts for the BSN Major

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Major
Credit Hours 30 credits (10 courses)
Program Length Part-time enrollment (one course every 8 weeks): 5 semesters (1.5 years)*

Full-time enrollment (two courses every 8 weeks): 3 semesters (1 year)*

Prerequisites Active, unencumbered registered nursing license
Cost per Credit $485 per credit (financial aid available)
Total Tuition Cost for BSN Major $14,550
Additional Fees $0
Estimated Book Cost (new) $680
Delivery Method 100% online
Start Dates 6 entry points a year (August, October, January, March, May, July)

*Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.

Transfer Credits

  • Transfer up to 94 credits at no cost
  • Free, no-obligation transcript evaluation
  • No transfer credit expiration
  • Free and low-cost test out options available for select general education courses


Most nurses have completed the majority of the general education requirements as part of their AAS Nursing program, but it varies case-by-case. To identify any gaps, all applicants receive a free transcript evaluation. If general education courses are needed, students can take them online through NCU (while enrolled in the BSN program) or through a community college. In some cases, test-out options are also available. Enrollment advisors assist students in determining the best options for their situation.

Contact an enrollment advisor today to begin your transcript evaluation process.

Knowing your real cost

We know that cost is one of the most important factors for nurses looking to advance their education. That’s why we believe in price transparency. As an NCU student, your only program expenses will be tuition and books. That’s it.


Every RN to BSN program is different. Here are some resources to help you gather all the facts and make the choice that’s the best fit for you.

Cost Comparison Worksheet

Tips for Selecting an RN to BSN Program


Northwest Christian University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


The RN to BSN program at Northwest Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).



Mission and Purpose of the Program

Program Objectives

Courses in the BSN Major

The Enrollment Process

Transfer Guides for Oregon RN Programs

Nursing Program Scholarships


State Authorization

Program Director: Linda Veltri, Ph.D., RN

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MSN Gonzaga University
BSN Whitworth College
BA Whitworth College

Dr. Veltri arrived at NCU in 2016. She serves as the Associate Dean of Nursing and teaches within the RN to BSN and MSN programs. She completed her bachelor of science in nursing at Whitworth College in 1996. Her area of clinical expertise is maternal-newborn …

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