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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is designed to help students build the personal foundation for their nursing career and gain the knowledge and skills needed for advancement in clinical ladder programs and a base for graduate education. Students develop critical thinking skills for clinical decision-making, prepare to collaborate in multidisciplinary work, shift focus from care of individuals within a community to the health of a community, refine professional communication, and develop leadership skills. Coursework explores:
Evidence-based decision making
Diversity needs in the healthcare environment
Using healthcare information systems to support clinical decision-making
Using teaching-learning theory for patient education
Partnered decision-making with patients, families, and other providers
Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer credits.
Online curriculum: 39 credits
Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse
Must hold an RN associate or diploma degree in Nursing
Must hold current RN licensure
Completed 63 or more credits
Have a 2.5 or higher RN degree GPA
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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