This program provides you with the ideal opportunity to obtain your bachelor of science degree in Nursing, while continuing to work in the health care field.
Classes are broadcast from the Schuylkill campus to the Berks and Brandywine campuses. Courses are offered in an accelerated seven-and-a-half-week format in classrooms that include the latest interactive videoconferencing technology.
Classes are held all day on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to fit into your busy schedule. Online course work is also required.
Accelerated schedule, 2018-19
ENGL 202D - Business Writing
NURS 357 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics
NURS 390 - Transition and the Professional Nursing Role
STAT 250 - Introduction to Biostatistics
NURS 251 - Health Assessment
NURS 200W - Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
NUTR 251 - Principles of Nutrition
NURS 465 - Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs
CAS 100B - Effective Speech
NURS 417 - Family and Community Health Concepts
NURS 475 - Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice
NURS 475 - (cont.) Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice
* Please note the course schedule is subject to change. Additional course work, including clinicals, may be required to fulfill degree requirements. The program for the bachelor of science degree must include a total of at least 120 credits as outlined in the College of Nursing Student Handbook. For a copy of the handbook, please see your academic adviser, or the program coordinator, and also consult with your assigned academic adviser regarding degree requirements and your course selection.
Click HERE for a copy of the Recommended Academic Plan for the RN to B.S.N. in Nursing program. The schedule of courses will not match the accelerated schedule format, but will be a list of required courses.
To obtain a copy of the RN to B.S.N. Handbook, please contact Anne Joos at [email protected] or 570-385-6266.
This program is offered through the Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing.
The major in Nursing is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
Full and part-time students with a registered nurse license may enroll in the major at Penn State Schuylkill, University Park, or one of six other Penn State locations: Abington, Altoona, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, and Worthington-Scranton.
Upon admission, previous college course work will be considered for transfer into the nursing program. The student must have earned a C or better and provide an official transcript.
Senate legislation 42-97 Credit by Portfolio Assessment enables students to receive credit for certain prescribed nursing courses. When enrolled in any clinical courses, the student is responsible for obtaining necessary compliances and providing necessary proof of compliance to the institution/clinical site.
Students also are responsible for their own transportation to clinical settings and may need the use of a car.
For more information about the RN to B.S.N. in Nursing degree program, contact:
Dr. Marianne Adam