RN to B.S.N.

RN to B.S.N.

The RN to B.S.N. program is open to current registered nurses and it helps prepare you to meet the many changes in the health care field by expanding and enhancing your nursing education. In addition to upgrading your skills, the program prepares you for non-traditional areas of nursing such as administration, pharmaceutical sales, managed care, and insurance.

Whatever career you choose, our RN to B.S.N. program is designed to build on what you've already accomplished. The curriculum is divided into phases that allow you to build upon previous knowledge as you progress in the program.

We offer the RN to B.S.N. degree in two convenient formats:


This program makes it possible for registered nurses to earn a B.S.N. degree through full- or part-time study while maintaining personal and employment responsibilities.


This program provides you with the ideal opportunity to obtain your bachelor's degree while continuing to work in the healthcare field. Courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format in classrooms that include the latest interactive video conferencing technology. Classes are held all day Fridays to fit into your busy life schedule. Click here to learn more about the accelerated RN to B.S.N. schedule.

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
Phone: 404-975-5000
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 ten other Penn State locations: Abington, Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Worthington-Scranton, and World Campus (online).

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. program, please visit the Penn State College of Nursing website or contact the program coordinator at Penn State Schuylkill at:

Marianne T. Adam Ph.D., RN, CRNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972