University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(RN to BS) Program

The University of Vermont's RN to BS program enhances knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice; population and community-based healthcare; and healthcare policy, finance, and leadership - offering registered nurses access to the University of Vermont's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Program Features

UVM's RN to BS Program offers:

  • Credit for previous nursing education and licensure, and non-nursing courses from other colleges
  • Online courses designed for working adults
  • Special tuition rates through agreements with hospitals and other employers
  • Tailored academic advising
  • Clinical experiences in a student's local area


Nine of the ten required program courses are offered online. The program also includes a five-day intensive summer course, which takes place in the Clinical Simulation Lab on the University of Vermont campus.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting UVM's general admission criteria, must have current RN license (or be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN) and a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Enrollment and continuation in the program is contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. The RN license must be kept active while enrolled in the RN to BS program.

Application Process

Apply online using the Common Application available through UVM Admissions. Admission decisions are made from January 1, 2015, through August 1, 2015. For assistance with your application, please contact (UVM Admissions) or (Nursing).

The RN to BS program is administered through a partnership between the University of Vermont Department of Nursing and UVM Continuing and Distance Education. Learn more by visiting the Continuing and Distance Education RN to BS program web page.

Frequently asked questions about the RN to BS Program

For more information, contact:

Margaret Aitken
UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Phone: (802) 656-5496

Last modified April 06 2015 12:47 PM