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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Villanova University provides students with a rigorous nursing curriculum that upholds the highest academic standards. Coursework covers a variety of key areas of nursing science and practice, including research, public health, leadership, and ethics. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • Use scholarly and analytical skills to examine evidence in clinical practice
  • ​Address factors that influence the health of populations locally, nationally, and globally
  • ​Apply clinical reasoning, assessment findings, and clinical skills to the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • ​Demonstrate the principles of leadership, management, and organizational processes related to the practice of nursing
  • ​Become active participants in developing and influencing policy, legislative, and regulatory actions with respect to nursing


This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 124 credits for completion, including up to 80 transfer credits. A minimum of 42 credits must be completed at Villanova.

  • Graduated from an ACEN or NLN CNEA accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and a GPA of 2.75 or above in all nursing courses
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • For U.S. applicants, current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in a U.S. state or territory at the time of application
  • Official transcripts from the nursing program completed and for all colleges/universities attended (If currently enrolled in the last semester of an ACEN or NLN CNEA accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program, submit completed transcripts to date and courses in progress.)
  • Licensure will be required prior to enrollment in any course
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Resume
  • Evidence of malpractice insurance
  • CPR Certification
  • Completion of prerequisite course requirements, grade “C” or higher

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents of Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina and Tennessee.