Post-Licensure BS (RN-BS) with optional Geriatric Nurse Leadership Specialty (Online)

The RN-BS Program at the University of Utah is for licensed Registered Nurses with an associate degree in nursing who want to complete their BS degree.


  • You choose to complete the program in two, three, or four semesters. See sample Programs of Study.
  • You can start the program any semester - Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters.
  • RN-BS Geriatric Nursing Leadership is available for a Fall start and the four-semester program only


  • You can adapt your program to complete an emphasis in Geriatric Nursing Leadership or to prepare to apply directly to a graduate program (MS, DNP, or PhD).


  • Your coursework is 100% online.
  • You work with a dedicated RN-BS Program Manager and RN-BS Program Director who can assist you in deciding the length of your program (two, three, or four semesters) so that it fits with your life and career plans.
  • You will complete a 32-hour clinical shadowing experience, which can be set up in your place of employment.


  • You will learn from expert faculty as they integrate nursing research, evidence-based practice, and community-engaged learning throughout the program.

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Welcome From the RN-BS Director

Sue Chase-Cantarini, DNP, RN, CHSE

Program Manager
Kristen Mahoney



Fall Semester
Application Open: December 1st
Application Deadline: March 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Spring and Summer Semesters
Application Open: June 1st
Application Deadline: September 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time