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The UIU Advantage

Looking for a recession-proof career? Graduates from UIU’s Nursing, RN-BSN program are in high demand. The program is designed for registered nurses who are interested in broadening their skill sets and care perspectives while advancing their prospects for leadership positions in the rapidly changing environment of health care delivery.

Why Nursing, RN-BSN at UIU?

  • UIU’s RN-BSN program has been designed by experienced health care educators to be flexible enough to fit any lifestyle and any schedule.
  • Recognized by College Choice in its national rankings for 2017 Best RN-BSN Online Programs.
  • Each student is paired with a full-time faculty member and an academic advisor to provide an education experience that is individually tailored.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach; enjoy the support of helpful, caring staff who are there for you from start to finish.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 6: July 10, 2023
Session 1: August 28, 2023
Session 2: October 23, 2023

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Explore Your Program

Nursing (RN-BSN) Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Nursing (RN-BSN) degree, as well as any general education requirements.

Academic Calendar

Keep up with your academic program’s registration deadlines, session dates, holiday breaks and exam schedules.

Careers in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Nursing (RN-BSN) graduates are able to advance their prospects for management and leadership positions with this degree; others pursue graduate school.

Student Kimberly Klemann

Kimberly Klemann, '19

Nursing RN-BSN

UIU's online RN-BSN program provided the flexibility I needed and the elective hours that pertained to my love of nursing.

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Nursing Study Abroad 2023

UIU is proud to offer NUR 352 – Exploring Transcultural Nursing in Belize Summer 2023. Trip dates: Aug. 5 – Aug. 12, 2023. Course topics include:

– Culturally sensitive perspectives on healing modalities
– Understanding and appreciation for global health issues
– Social determinants of health

Stephanie Tippin: [email protected]
Director of Nursing and Study-Abroad Course Coordinator
Current students learn more in myUIU.

Distance Learning

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU Nursing (RN-BSN) students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule. Plus, convenient evening or online courses ensure your education fits your unique lifestyle.

The Nursing (RN-BSN) bachelor’s degree program is offered through UIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies.


Hawkeye Community College and UIU Nursing Dual Enrollment Accelerated Program

Save time and money by starting your Associate Degree in Nursing with Hawkeye Community College and finishing your BSN in Nursing with Upper Iowa University. Students in the program are eligible for the UIU Transfer Connection Scholarship earning up to $1500 off tuition each year.

How it works:

  1. Start your ADN in-person at Hawkeye
  2. Take online courses with UIU in the summer
  3. After graduating from Hawkeye, earn your BSN in about 8 months!

Maricopa Nursing / UIU Associate-Baccalaureate Concurrent Enrollment Program

Maricopa and Upper Iowa University have partnered to create a Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) for nursing students to obtain an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing within 1.5-2 semesters of AAS graduation.

CEP students will be enrolled in Maricopa and Upper Iowa University classes concurrently. UIU courses are offered in a hybrid (Nursing Live) or online format. The hybrid track UIU classes are scheduled via Zoom. The UIU online format is 100% online.


When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in Nursing (RN-BSN), we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Or Try This

If Nursing (RN-BSN) is not quite what you are looking for, check out our Health Services Administration program.