RN to BSN Pathway

The need for qualified healthcare workers, especially those in nursing, is continuously on the rise. For those who are already practicing RNs, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will give them the additional knowledge and competitive edge within the healthcare field of nursing. The RN to BSN program is designed to help nurses acquire the knowledge and skills needed to expand their practice options for a variety of clinical and administrative leadership activities and to manage change in an increasingly complex and diverse environment.

What Are the Advantages of Receiving Your BSN degree?


  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Generally, registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one.”
  • Widen an RN’s career opportunities; with a strong education, excellent performance, and a thorough dedication to the field, RNs with a BSN degree may be able to move into management or a business-oriented role within the healthcare industry.
  • Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, regulation, accreditation and trends in healthcare to active participation in the profession of nursing serving as a patient advocate.
  • A BSN program can also help students care for a wider range of patients as well as prepare them for the rigors of leadership in the nursing profession.



  • You must be currently working as an RN in an SEIU 121RN or SEIU-UHW bargaining unit for which the employer makes an Education Fund contribution.
  • Are a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
  • Have completed your initial probationary period.

Program Locations


Provider: Colorado Technical University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program length: 180 credits


Provider: College of Southern Nevada

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Length: 124 units

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program. (We may have limited availability for members in the Northwest, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico and we encourage you to login to MyEdFund to check availability.)

We anticipate a high level of interest and limited availability again in 2023, and we encourage you to create an individualized educational plan for 2023 with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.