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

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Program at a Glance

  • ExcelTrack® is a competency-based, accelerated path to earning your RN-to-BSN degree in as few as 12 months.
  • Customize your online course of study by setting your learning pace, deadlines, and course load.
  • Move quickly past the topics you know and spend time on the things you don’t.
  • Work directly with nursing faculty to ensure you've learned the course material.
  • Take as many courses as you want during each 10-week term for a flat tuition rate.
Upcoming Start Dates

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

Course Effort
You Control Your Pace
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Credits Required
90–130 (with prior degree credits)
Tuition Rate per Term

ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Nursing Overview

The ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program helps you further your knowledge and skills, so you can offer your patients better care and advance your nursing career goals. ExcelTrack® gives you more control and flexibility so you can earn the same accredited degree as the traditional Purdue Global BSN program—only faster and for less money.*

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack® is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.

Once enrolled, you can take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the nursing skills that are immediately applicable to your workplace. A nursing faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.

Two Tracks of Study

Your track is determined using your original transcripts from your previously completed nursing program:

  • Advanced start track: You have 90 transfer credits from your prior degree/diploma.
  • Standard track: You have 50 transfer credits from your prior degree/diploma.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: Residents of Tennessee may not enroll in this program. In addition, international students are not eligible to enroll in this program.

CCNE Accreditation

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

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.

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.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

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

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

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

    Your Experience Counts

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Grants

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

    Federal and State Grants

Program Costs
$4,062.00 current cost per term
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View the total cost of attendance for your program. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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.

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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.

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Sample Courses
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Holistic Professional Nursing Practice
  • Primary Care in the Ambulatory Setting
  • Case Management

Advanced Start

  • Prior Degree Credits
  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Total Credits


  • Prior Degree Credits
  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Total Credits

BSN 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.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Service Orientation
  3. Speaking
  4. Coordination
  5. Social Perceptiveness

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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Program Brochure

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


*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.