Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)


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 students who have graduated from an accredited Registered Nursing program. Earn your BSN to enhance your resume, increase your job security and advance your nursing career.

The curriculum was developed to complement students’ pre-licensure nursing education and experience, to fulfill core competencies and leadership development desired by hospitals and other health care facilities, and reflect professional nursing standards and guidelines. BSN graduates are required to have a minimum of 30 upper division credits, which are included in the program curriculum.

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Program Details

This program can be completed entirely online allowing working adults to maintain a healthy work, life, and school balance. Study anytime from anywhere and arrange your studies around your own schedule.

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

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

Cost per Credit $475 per credit (financial aid available)
Delivery Method 100% online

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


  • 30+ years experience educating busy, working adults.
  • Coursework delivered 100% online.
  • Project-based practice experiences.
  • Program prepares students for graduate education.
  • Business Partnership Scholarships available for tuition assistance.

Transfer Credits

Our free Transfer Evaluation can help you understand how many credits will transfer to NCU and what you will have remaining in order to complete your degree. For more information regarding transfer credits, click here.


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 (



Mission of the RN to BSN Program

The mission of the RN to BSN program, as an integral part of NCU, is to respond to the higher educational and healthcare needs of our culturally diverse communities. We prepare ethical nurse leaders to lead the way toward continuous improvement in evidence-based healthcare within their complex workplace as well as local and global communities. The nursing department embraces NCU’s mission to foster wisdom, faith, and service through excellent academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences that demonstrate compassion and respect toward all people served.

Purpose of the RN to BSN PRogram

The purpose of the RN to BSN program at NCU is to equip nurses to pursue a professional career, enable nurses to immediately impact their workplace and positively affect the health of our community, and to prepare nurses for graduate education.

RN to BSN Student Manual


Program Objectives

Articulation Agreements

Prerequisites for the BSN Major

Courses in the BSN Major


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

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