The RN to BSN program is designed for individuals who hold a valid United States RN license and graduated from a nationally accredited diploma or AS program. As a student, you can expect the following:
- Flexible scheduling of courses to accommodate a working RN, including:
- Part-time or full-time study;
- Hybrid, in-person, and web-based classes;
- Flexible course schedules; and
- Independent study opportunities
"Credit by Portfolio Assessment" enables students to receive credit for certain prescribed nursing courses based on their RN licensure (up to 33 credits).
We accept transfer courses from accredited colleges or universities to meet curriculum requirements (C or better required, must provide official transcripts); most students enter the BSN program with 57 credits.
Option to complete an experiential learning assessment on your nursing and life experiences instead of integrated studies classes
Only 45 hours of clinical time required
Advising/guidance is provided throughout the program.
Tuition deferment for RN’s who receive employer tuition reimbursement
The benefits of a large research University with a small community feel
You’ll get the Penn State experience, and upon graduation, join the largest alumni network in the country.
RNs employed at the following health systems receive a 25% per credit tuition reduction:
- Allegheny Valley Hospital
- Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
- Butler Memorial Hospital
- Indiana Regional Medical Center
- St. Margaret Hospital
RNs who graduated from one of the following nursing programs receive a 25% per credit tuition reduction:
Butler County Community College
Citizens School of Nursing
Community College of Allegheny County
St. Margaret School of Nursing
Westmoreland County Community College