Wilkes University

Undergraduate Nursing Degree Program in PA

Undergraduate Nursing Degree Program in PA

As a registered nurse, you provide quality treatment to patients on a daily basis. You advocate. You educate. You care. But you can’t advance your career without a bachelor’s degree, and you can’t quit your job to go back to school. The RN to BSN program in Wilkes University’s Passan School of Nursing may be just what you need.

Nursing Student at DeskThe RN to BSN online program is designed for RNs who hold an associate’s degree or nursing diploma. With more hospitals requiring a bachelor’s degree for nurses, the program provides you with career mobility and allows you to take on greater responsibilities in the ever-changing and increasingly complex world of health care. 

Online Format:

You can complete the online program in as little as two years, increasing your career options and earning potential, and allowing you to provide your patients with an even higher level of care. With sufficient transfer credits, you can earn your career-advancing bachelor’s degree from Wilkes in just two years!

Admission requirements include:

  • Students possessing an associate degree in nursing must have graduated from a regionally AND programmatically (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE) accredited institution
  • Students possessing a diploma in nursing must have graduated from a programmatically (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE) accredited institution
  • RN License
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Proof of high school completion*

*Students must submit proof of high school completion.  Students must submit one of the following documents:  High school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED.

While you will need to have licensure as a Registered Nurse to earn this degree, RN to BS applicants without their RN license can apply for provisional admission. RN to BS students who are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam may enroll in the first course, NSG 290: Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing. Students must provide proof of RN licensure before taking the next course in order to move forward in the RN to BS program.

Course of Study

Nursing Core Curriculum     31 credits

  • NSG 290A  (3)    Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing I
  • NSG 290B  (4)    Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing II
  • NSG 346    (3)    Contemporary Issues and Trends in Nursing
  • NSG 347    (3)    Leadership and Management Practicum
  • NSG 341    (3)    Nursing Informatics
  • NSG 344    (3)    Concepts of Genetics and Genomics in Nursing
  • NSG 343    (3)    Cultural Competency and Diversity in Nursing
  • MTH 150    (3)    Elementary Statistics
  • NSG 342    (3)    Introduction to Nursing Research
  • NSG 348    (3)    Baccalaureate Capstone
  • NSG 394    (3)    Service Learning in Nursing ELECTIVE (If needed; taken following NSG 348)

Please click here for specific RN to BSN course requirements in the Wilkes University Bulletin.

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