May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing, RN/BSN (Closed as of Fall 2020)

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Programs for Registered Nurses

Widener’s School of Nursing is committed to meeting the needs of registered nurses who wish to further their education at the baccalaureate and graduate level. The RN to BSN program is offered for registered nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma who wish to pursue the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. The RN/MSN option of the MSN program is offered for registered nurses prepared with the associate’s degree or diploma who also hold a bachelor’s degree in another field of study.


The RN/BSN program can be completed in as little as 8 months as a full-time student or in 3 years as a part-time student. Students can enter the program in any semester—fall, spring, or summer. Courses are delivered online to enable students to maintain fulltime employment while completing the course of study. Faculty are prepared to create an outstanding online experience; students learn in a small class environment, receiving support from classmates and mentorship from faculty members.


Liberal Studies/Sciences (56 Credits)

These courses can be transferred before entering the RN to BSN program or completed at Widener:

Humanities Electives (12 Credits)

must include:

Social Science Electives (12 Credits)

must include:

Science Electives (12 Credits)

must include:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

Additional Courses

Pennsylvania RN License (33 Credits)

(33 bloc credits)

RN to BSN Courses

The prerequisites for these courses are the Liberal Studies/Sciences courses and a Pennsylvania RN license.

Total Credits: 122

*All 6-credit courses will be 14 weeks in length.

**All 3-credit courses will be 7 weeks in length.

(W) = writing enriched.

Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate courses as a non-matriculated student while obtaining their bachelor degree. The graduate tuition rate applies to these courses.

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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