Bachelor of Applied Science


COTC’s RN to BSN program is for registered nurses who have earned their associate degree in nursing and are looking to advance their nursing career by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program is offered 100% online to seamlessly integrate into the busy schedules of working nurses.

Flexible Schedule

COTC’s online RN to BSN program is comprised of 20, eight-week courses strategically designed to elevate your nursing profession. There are no strict deadlines for assignments, allowing you to work at your own pace within the confines of the scheduled eight-week term. COTC’s experienced faculty will be there to guide you as you work your way through the courses that were created with the role of the registered nurse in mind. 

Affordable Tuition

The RN to BSN program is geared toward flexibility for the working RN to complete their BSN at an affordable tuition cost. COTC’s tuition is among the lowest in Ohio, and you receive the same low per credit hour rate as all of COTC’s associate degree and certificate programs. View COTC’s tuition and fee information.

If you are currently employed as an RN, you are encouraged to check with your employer for tuition reimbursement. 

Future Start Dates

Admission to the RN to BSN program is offered at the start of each term, providing six entry points throughout the year:

  • Autumn semester, first term (August)
  • Autumn semester, second term (October)
  • Spring semester, first term (January)
  • Spring semester, second term (March)
  • Summer semester, first term (May)
  • Summer semester, second term (June)

The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of a term. View the academic calendar for term start dates.


Program Accreditation

The RN to BSN program is currently in the candidacy phase of the initial accreditation process with the ​Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Fax: 404.975.5020

Learning Outcomes

  1. Collaborates with interprofessional team to provide safe, competent, holistic care to meet the needs of individuals in a variety of healthcare, wellness, and community settings.
  2. Employ informatics and research to critically appraise evidence to develop clinical judgement and disseminate Evidence-based practice.
  3. Exhibit leadership and participate in quality improvement for the advancement of healthcare policy, safety, and outcomes.
  4. Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education embracing diversity and culture into nursing practice.
  5. Incorporates professional behavior and integrity within an ethical and legal framework.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing?

Following the plan of study, you will complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing in two years. However, you are able to adjust your schedule to complete in less or more time as needed. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

The RN to BSN program is 100% online. No face-to-face classes are available. 

What financial assistance is available to help me pay for college?

COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. Students who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application.

See scholarships for more information, or connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.