Potential RN-to-BSN Degree Timeline

Below is a hypothetical timeline showing a sequence of how a student could complete the upper-division nursing courses required for the BSN degree program at Thomas Edison State University.  This sequence does not include the non-nursing requirements that students must also complete.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over a 28-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four nursing terms offered each year.  Each term is 12 weeks.

This timeline is for informational purposes only and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled nursing students work with our nursing advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can earn credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January
Second Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of April
Third Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of July
Fourth Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of October
Fifth Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January
Sixth Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of April
Seventh Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of July
Eighth Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of October
Ninth Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January

*Graduate course that applies directly to MSN program; graduates of the University’s RN to BSN program automatically earn three graduate credits that can be applied directly to the MSN.