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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing, Accelerated RN to BSN to MSN

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The RN to BSN to MSN program is designed for students who require a BSN degree. The program curriculum includes three graduate level nursing courses that can accelerate a student’s path to an MSN degree. Students can stop out and achieve a BSN after completing the RN to BSN coursework, and not continue on to further MSN courses, or apply to one of our MSN program options and have the graduate courses transferred to the MSN transcript upon admission to the MSN program. 

Admission Criteria

  • Graduation from an Accredited Associates Degree in Nursing Program.
  • GPA of 2.5-2.99 for conditional admission into the RN to BSN portion
    • Must complete 6 credits and get a B or better to be admitted to the RN to BSN program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher to be admitted to the RN to BSN program.
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of an approved Undergraduate Statistics course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Evidence of current licensure with eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania.

Credit Equivalencies

  • General Education block credits (from Associates Degree) – 60 Credits
    • Covers all University General Education Requirements for BSN
  • RN Block credit– 33 credits
  • Widener Univeristy RN to BSN program – 30 credits

Total Credits=123 Credits


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Total Credits: 30

*For graduate course descriptions see Graduate Catalog

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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