Nursing: RN to BSN Completion Program at Lakeland University

Nurses do extraordinary work caring for all of us. Now, Lakeland University would like to care for you.

As the healthcare industry moves to hire registered nurses with four-year degrees, Lakeland University's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree is offered to licensed registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing.

  • Transfer up to 90 credits.
  • One tuition-free nursing course for Wisconsin technical college grads and a $1,000 scholarship for all associate degree holders.
  • 20% tuition savings available, making Lakeland $433/credit with no additional course fees.
  • Financial aid and payment plans including deferred payments with tuition reimbursement.
  • Flexible delivery formats allow you to maintain a healthy school/life/family balance.
    • Available 100% online.
    • Six centers located throughout Wisconsin.

We Care For The Caregivers

As a nurse, you advocate for patients. Now, advocate for yourself with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from Lakeland University.

At Lakeland, we offer students several advantages:

  • Lakeland’s faculty includes experienced nurse educators who have expertise in nursing practice and education to provide the best quality of instruction.
  • Students who enroll in Lakeland’s RN to BSN Completion Program transfer in an average of 85 credits from previous coursework lessening time to graduation and reducing tuition costs.
  • Our specialized and coordinated admissions team will review your previous college and employment experience to create an academic plan that honors all your achievements.
  • Our team listens, hears and supports you from the time you inquire to the time you graduate and beyond.
CCNE Accredited


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The mission of the Lakeland University RN to BSN Completion Program builds on the university's mission in its dedication to educate registered nurses by building on prior knowledge, skills, and experiences to advance the art and science of nursing. The goal of the baccalaureate graduate is to grow personally, advance with increasing competence professionally, and carry on the lifelong learning process that is important for optimal development as a practitioner in the discipline of nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Nursing Program Student Handbook


The Dennis L. Dhein Endowed Scholarship and Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation Nursing Scholarship provide financial support for RN to BSN Completion Program students. Learn more about the stories of our 2022-23 scholarship winners:

Jenna balances being a wife and mom and working full-time while earning her BSN at Lakeland University. With over 10 years of nursing experience in various roles, Jenna decided it was time to pursue her BSN at Lakeland. In March of 2021, Jenna enrolled in her first class, and she plans to graduate this December. This is the second time that Jenna has been awarded the Dennis L. Dhein Endowed Scholarship.


Millie is the first person in her family to go to college. She is originally from Kenya where she volunteered in community medical campaigns for less fortunate populations and attended meetings and activities for people living with HIV and AIDS. Her goal is to give back to society, help others and make a difference in the lives of those she serves. Millie began her BSN studies at Lakeland in January of 2022 and plans to graduate this December.


Meagan reports that her dedication and hard work are life skills she learned from her mother. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college, and personal experiences inspired her to a career in nursing. Ultimately, her dream is to become a pediatric oncology nurse. Meagan began her BSN studies at Lakeland in the summer of 2022 and she plans to graduate in the spring of 2024.


Sara is currently enrolled in an associate degree nursing program while concurrently pursuing her BSN at Lakeland University. She has experience as a critical care flight paramedic, community health planner and emergency preparedness coordinator. Her future includes earning her BSN from Lakeland in December 2023 and serving her community as a public health nurse with a focus on emergency preparedness.


Interested in learning more about Lakeland University's Nursing: RN to BSN completion program. Contact us today!

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