Nursing, B.S. (R.N. to B.S. Program)

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Research shows that B.S. prepared nurses have improved outcomes in patient care, making it the most desirable academic clinical preparation.

Our flexible program is available in online or hybrid formats and students can obtain their degree in as little as 12 months or two full-time semesters. 

50% Tuition GrantDegree Formats

  • Daemen now offers its same well-respected RN to BS program in an online format
  • Offers a combination of online and on campus classes

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

All of Daemen's nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020,

New York State Education Department

Registered by the New York State Board of Regents.

Program Benefits

  • Earn a B.S. in nursing degree in as little as 12 months or two full-time semesters. Flexible course schedule allows for full- or part-time study.
  • Generous grants are available, which fund 50 percent of tuition for registered nurses.
  • Program meets the “B.S. in 10” legislation requirements. 
  • Students can build on their previous education and experience, while holding professional positions and/or maintaining household and family commitments. 
  • Students receive individualized academic advisement to create a program plan that works for them.
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.

RN to BS students can continue their education in one of our graduate nursing programs at a reduced rate. They may take up to six credits of graduate courses at the already reduced undergraduate rate, while completing their B.S.

Daemen offers nursing graduate programs in adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, nursing education and nursing executive leadership.

Students who have an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in another field are eligible for our RN to MS accelerated program.

Leadership - Quality Improvement - Evidence Based Practice - Management

Nurses who have a B.S. degree increase their mobility within an organization.

Career Outlook

Nursing courses in leadership, evidence based practice, population health, and health care policy all shape the professional nurse. Daemen’s RN to BS program helps students become nursing leaders with unlimited employment opportunities. 

Our graduates work with patients and populations in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices 
  • Home health care services
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Outpatient clinics and schools

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