Best online RN to BSN program

Affordable excellence

Choose an RN to BSN program recognized for its value, quality and most affordable tuition. Northwestern's online program is the only Iowa school ranked in the Top 25 Online RN-BN Programs by and ranks 11th in a list of the Top Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs by No hidden costs, transcription evaluation fee or application fee! 


Transfer credit & experience

Northwestern grants transfer of your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or hospital diploma and general education courses toward your BSN requirements. Only the last  30 credits of your BSN must be completed through Northwestern.

Northwestern grants up to 66 credits for work experience to nurses with confirmation of 7 years RN experience along with an ADN degree or hospital diploma. Your bachelor's degree could be closer than you think!

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Nursing service and faith

Called to care

Explore how shalom—which means caring for the whole person body, mind and soul—fits into your practice as a nurse. Northwestern’s distinctive faith-based BSN curriculum focuses on promoting individual, family and community health, wholeness and peace, as well as advocating for social justice and healthy environments in leadership roles.


Fully accredited

The BSN degree at Northwestern is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Northwestern is an NC-SARA approved institution. The agreement allows the college to offer online courses and programs to students residing in other participating states.  Learn more.

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