Find qualified RN to BSN programs offered by Pennsylvania nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

For PA nurses looking to strengthen their credentials there are lots of RN to BSN programs available at Pennsylvania colleges. These programs are designed for current RNs to build upon their previous nursing education and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. This will increase the depth of their knowledge in several different nursing subjects and make them more effective healthcare providers.

Some Pennsylvania schools offer part-time courses that fit around student’s work schedules. There are also distance learning courses where the majority of the course work is completed in an online format. This can be very convenient for working nurses because it allows them to save on commute time and learn from the comfort of their own home. Alternatively, for nurses that want to complete their degree as fast as possible, some schools offer fast-track or accelerated RN-BSN programs. These include heavy course loads and focus on quick completion.

Many healthcare employers have a strong preference for hiring RNs with their BSN degree. As of right now approximately one-third of RNs have a BSN degree, but this number will begin increasing in accordance with employer’s requirements. To remain competitive and avoid becoming un-employable many RNs are making the transition to a BSN degree now.

In addition to increasing your chances of landing various RN positions, you will also have the general benefits of a Bachelor’s level education. This will enable you to apply for Bachelor’s level jobs outside of the field of nursing. The BSN degree is versatile and can be used to apply for jobs in many different fields.

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List of RN to BSN Programs in Pennsylvania (PA)

Alvernia College
Bloomsburg University
California University of Pennsylvania
Carlow University
Cedar Crest College
Chatham University
Clarion University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
East Stroudsburg University
Eastern University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Gannon University
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Holy Family University
Immaculata University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown University
La Roche College
La Salle University
Mansfield University
Marywood University
Millersville University
Misericordia University
Moravian College
Mount Aloysius College
Neumann College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg
Saint Francis University
Slippery Rock University
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
University of Scranton
Villanova University
Waynesburg University
West Chester University
Widener University
Wilkes University
York College of Pennsylvania

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