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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

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)