Nursing (RN to B.S.) Degree Program

NursingEnhance your career and prepare to meet the latest changes in healthcare with the Penn State Nursing (RN to B.S.) Degree Program.


It is open only to nurses who have previously earned either an associate degree or a diploma in nursing.


  • Flexible evening classes
  • All classes have web-based learning plus face-to-face classroom meeting dates as indicated on schedule
  • 33 credits awarded to nurses with valid Pennsylvania RN licenses
  • Deferred payment plans

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"The faculty and staff helped us adjust."

HallsAbington opened up new opportunities for Barbara and Ed Hall. Even with decades of nursing experience between them, it became clear during the last few years that their career options were limited without B.S. degrees. As Ed, who works in a cardiac care unit, said, "No bachelor's degree, no interview."


Although the couple were apprehensive about returning to the classroom, they now say their experience couldn't have gone more smoothly.


"The faculty and staff helped us adjust, and it was great being in classes with nurses who have a lot of different experiences," Barbara, a nurse in a step-down intensive care unit, said.

Brenda Holtzer
Brenda Holtzer
Ph.D., RN, PCNS-BC Coordinator, RN to B.S. Degree Program
Judy Ahern
Judy Ahern
RN-BS Program Associate, General Information
Jackie Payrow
Jackie Payrow
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Contact us for an advising appointment

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The School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science Degree is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the following organizations

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW  Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036