Accelerated RN to B.S. in Nursing

Accelerated RN to B.S. in Nursing

Earn your B.S. in Nursing at an accelerated pace. If you have completed your associate's degree in nursing and have your RN license, this program provides you with the ideal opportunity to obtain your bachelor's degree while continuing to work in the healthcare field. Courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format. Classes are held all day Fridays to fit into your busy life schedule. General education classes are available face-to-face or online.

This program is offered by the Penn State School of Nursing. Penn State Abington will provide the curriculum and program faculty.

Program Courses

Listed below is the course schedule for the one-year program.

Fall 1:
ENGL 202D- Business Writing
NURS 357- Intro to Nursing Informatics
NURS 390 - Transition and the Professional Nursing Role

Fall 2:
Art elective
STAT 250 - Intro to Biostatistics
NURS 251 - Health Assessment

Spring 1:
NURS 200W - Understanding and Applying Nursing Research
Humanities Elective
Nursing Elective

Spring 2:
NUTR 465 - Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs
Nursing Elective
NURS 251 - Introductory Principles of Nutrition

Summer 1:
CAS 100B- Effective Speech
NURS 417- Family and Community Health Concepts
NURS 475-Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice

Summer 2:
NURS 475 (cont.)
Nursing Elective

  • Please note that 120 credits are required for a bachelor's degree, and the last 36 credits of the degree must be taken at Penn State.

Special Program Features:

  • Real-time classroom collaboration with your instructors and peers is an integral part of the program.
  • Online coursework is also included to complement the accelerated in-class sessions.
  • All students are paired with a faculty adviser for one-to-one personalized advising.