RN to BS Program

RN to BS Program

Whether you’re just finishing up your associate’s degree or you’ve been an RN for decades, Siena’s RN to BS program's convenience, cohort approach, caring science curriculum and state-of-the-art health assessment lab make this BS in Nursing degree an ideal way to advance your education and career.


Finish in as few as 24 months: Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 24 months; part-time within three to four years. If you already have a bachelor’s in another field, you can earn your degree in as few as 16 months.

The perfect schedule for the working nurse: All classes in our RN to BS in Nursing program are offered on Wednesdays throughout the academic year, and we admit in both fall and spring terms. This way, you can earn your degree while continuing to manage other life and work responsibilities. In fact, most classes are hybrid, allowing you to have reduced seat time in the classroom.

State of the art health assessment lab: Our health assessment lab is equipped with all the needed assessment equipment for you to learn advanced health assessments. You can see the facilities in person by signing up for a nursing program visit.

Cohort Approach: Our cohort approach, coupled with our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, means that you will be among a small group of nurses and professors the entire time. This environment, where students’ knowledge and skills are highly valued, is perfect for creating a support network and meaningful relationships that last well beyond the program.

Caring Science Curriculum: Our program’s unique Caring Science Curriculum will offer you opportunities to learn how to care not only for others, but also for yourself. We feel this balance is critically important to becoming a kind, caring practitioner.

Preparation for your future: With a BS in Nursing from Siena College, you’ll be prepared for many career options in your community, including hospitals, clinics, academic settings and more. You can pursue further education leading to advanced practice nursing (APRN) roles such as nurse practitioner, educator, care coordination and leadership.

To learn about ​the Margaret Krause and Siena College Nursing Scholarship Program, click here

For curriculum or degree program questions, contact:

Lisa M. Flack, DNS, MS, RN
Director of the Baldwin Nursing Department 

For application and admissions questions, contact:

Jen Sloan ’98
Transfer Advisor

Department Chair

Lisa Flack

Lisa M. Flack

Director of Nursing

222 Roger Bacon

(518) 783‑2320