Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Widener University

Program Details

Gain the skills and experience you need to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care environment with the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program from Widener University.

The RN-to-BSN program builds on the strengths you already demonstrate as a licensed nurse, develops your leadership skills, and expands your knowledge to deliver even more high-quality care.

At Widener, you can earn your degree on your schedule. The entirely online program has no on-site residency requirement and can be completed in as little as one year with qualifying credits. Or, create a custom program plan and take one course at a time.

Career Outlook

With an increasing number of hospitals striving for Magnet status, the need for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses is growing rapidly. Obtaining your BSN will qualify you for more nursing job opportunities and higher salaries.

  • An RN with an ADN qualifies for 49 percent of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $73,022
  • An RN with a BSN qualifies for 81 percent of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $81,6561

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Widener University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires completion of an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Completion of a statistics prerequisite required
  • Must have a current RN license with eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact.