ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

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ExcelTrack® Online Bachelor’s in Nursing Overview

Take charge of your education with ExcelTrack® — the most flexible way to complete your BSN. Accelerate your bachelor’s degree and move your nursing career forward faster.

  • Earn the same respected Purdue Global RN-to-BSN degree in as few as 12 months.
  • Control your learning pace, deadlines, and course load.
  • Complete your courses online, while completing clinicals in your local community.
  • Move quickly past the topics you know and spend time only on the knowledge and skills you still need to learn.
  • Work directly with nursing faculty to ensure you've learned the course material.

Come Back With ExcelTrack®

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack® is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on your existing skills. The RN-to-BSN ExcelTrack® program offers a mixture of traditional 5- to 6-credit courses and self-guided 1-credit module courses that allow you to quickly move through content you already know. That way, you’ll focus on developing the new nursing skills that are immediately applicable to your workplace, your patients’ needs, and your career.

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Two Tracks of Study

Your track depends on how many credits you have from your prior degree/diploma:

  • Advanced start track: You’ve earned 90 transfer credits.
  • Standard track: You’ve earned 50 transfer credits.
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Note: Residents of Tennessee may not enroll in this program. In addition, international students are not eligible to enroll in this program. See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Purdue Global School of Nursing proudly partners with The DAISY Foundation to recognize and celebrate extraordinary nursing students.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma and pass a criminal background check. You are also required to complete orientation before you start classes. Additional requirements apply. Refer to the program-specific policy page in the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

This accelerated ExcelTrack® RN-to-BSN program consists of a mixture of traditional-credit and single-credit courses, including electives and a capstone course. Customize your BSN with Magnet-recognized electives in case management, faith community nursing, holistic nursing, hospice and palliative care nursing, ambulatory nursing, and transcultural nursing.

Sample Courses

  • Professional Leadership Transitions
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Health Assessment for the Nursing Professional
  • Transforming Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing: Evidence for Practice
  • Providing Transition Care: Chronic Disease and Palliative/Hospice Spheres
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See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Advanced Start

Prior Degree Credits
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Prior Degree Credits
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Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Why Choose ExcelTrack®?

You can speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.

Focused Learning
ExcelTrack® features unique courses that cover a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know, and spend time only on what you need to learn.

You can take as many available classes as you want every term for a flat rate, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.

Is ExcelTrack® Right for You?

  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You possess an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate in nursing.
  • You have an active, unencumbered RN license in a U.S. state.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

View the total cost of attendance for your program.

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of registered nurses in the U.S. is expected to grow from 2021 to 2031. In fact, registered nurse is one of the top 10 occupations expected to add the most new jobs during this time period. Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are expected to have increased opportunities.

A BSN-prepared nurse could pursue roles in areas such as community education and public health, nursing case management, nursing management and leadership, analysis of health policy, implementation of evidence-based practice, nonhospital employment opportunities, and patient education.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Download our brochure to learn more about the ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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Completion Time—12 Months: Requires 90 credits from prior ASN/ADN as well as prior learning credits (5 each) for the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences core requirements. Students are advised to complete one 6-credit course plus 8 modular credits per term for the first term and two 6-credit courses plus 8 modular credits per term for the second, third, and fourth terms to complete within 12 months. NU300 may only be taken in the first term along with modular credits. Students may combine NU497 and NU498 in the fourth term to complete in fewer than five terms. Students who have not met prerequisite requirements may need to complete more than the required 180 quarter credit hours to fulfill degree plan requirements. The current program features a revised degree plan and thus historic data on time to completion are not available.

ExcelTrack®: ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees.

Job Growth for RNs: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm; and Most New Jobs, www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.