RN to BS in Nursing

RN to BS in Nursing

RN to BS Program

The National Institute of Medicine has set a goal to increase the proportion of registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020. You can be one of those nurses by enrolling in Penn State's RN to BS in Nursing degree program. Increase your professional opportunities and prepare for graduate study in nursing

Program Highlights

  • Nationally accredited nursing program at a world-class university

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 
One Dupont Circle, NW 
Suite 530 
Washington, D.C. 20036 

  • Approved by PA State Board of Nursing
  • Designed for individuals who hold a valid United States RN license and graduated from a nationally accredited diploma or AS program. (Receive up to 33 credits for previous nursing coursework)
  • Complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as five semesters (depending on transfer credits.)
  • Transfer courses from accredited colleges or universities to meet curriculum requirements (C or better required - Must provide official transcripts)
  • Flexible scheduling of courses to accommodate the working Registered Nurse
  • Hybrid and web-based coursework, small classes, independent study and individualized personal advising for degree completion
  • Evening course schedule
  • Courses offered at both the Shenango and Beaver campuses

For More Information

  • Review Frequently Asked Questions about the RN to BS Program  
  • Contact Admissions at Penn State Shenango 
  • Contact the nursing program coordinator at kgm1@psu.edu

Ready to Apply?

Admission to this program requires an RN license, official copies of all college transcripts, an official high school transcript or GED, and completion of a Penn State application, including a $65 application fee. All applicable credits will be considered for transfer towards this degree.  Apply Now