Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Pennsylvania College of Technology
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Pennsylvania College of Technology is specifically designed for the registered nurse who wishes to earn a bachelor's degree on a full- or part-time basis. The curriculum builds on the knowledge and skills possessed by RNs who have graduated from diploma- and associate-degree nursing programs, and includes topics such as:
- Community Health
- Leadership & Management
- Health Issues
Degree Level: Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
A total of 120 credits are required for the BSN, including transfer and major requirements.
- Program curriculum: 82 credits
- 38 credits awarded for credentials proven by license
- Must have current valid RN license in any state with eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania
- Graduate of an accredited associate's degree and/or diploma program and meeting one of the following criteria: graduated from an accredited associate's degree and/or diploma nursing curricula within the last three years; practiced a minimum of 1,000 hours in nursing in the last three years; or other applicants, including those who graduated from nursing programs more than three years ago will be reviewed on an individual basis by nursing program administration
Pennsylvania College of Technology was founded in 1941 as the Williamsport Technical Institute. Prior to its founding, as an institute of higher learning, the school functioned as an adult education and training facility since as early as 1914. During World War II, the school operated 24 hours per day, providing war production training to help meet defense industry needs. In 1989, the college became an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University and changed its name to Pennsylvania College of Technology. Pennsylvania College of Technology operates with the mission "to provide comprehensive, hands-on technical education at the baccalaureate and associate degree levels while creating and sustaining excellence in a student-centered environment that promotes personal growth, social awareness, a shared commitment to diversity and lifelong learning."
Pennsylvania College of Technology is classified as a public, four year institution, but primarily awards associate's degrees in addition to bachelor's degrees and certificates from the following academic schools:
- Business and Hospitality
- Industrial, Computing, and Engineering Technologies
- Construction and Design Technologies
- Sciences, Humanities, and Visual Communications
- Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies
- Health Sciences
Several degrees are available online.
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