Nursing students completing various projects

Accelerated RN to B.S.N. Schedule

Accelerated RN to B.S.N. Schedule

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, 2016-17


Session I

ENGL 202D - Business Writing

NURS 357 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics

NURS 390 - Transition and the Professional Nursing Role

Session II

Art Elective

STAT 250 - Introduction to Biostatistics

NURS 251 - Health Assessment


Session I

NURS 200W - Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

Humanities Elective

Nursing Elective

Session II

NUTR 251 - Principles of Nutrition

Nursing Elective

NURS 465 - Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs


Session I

CAS 100B - Effective Speech

NURS 417 - Family and Community Health Concepts

NURS 475 - Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice

Session II

NURS 475 - (cont.) Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice

Nursing Elective


* 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 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
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
Fax: 404-975-5020

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 530
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
Program Coordinator