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


This is a degree completion program. Requires 122 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Program curriculum: 30 credits
  • Must have earned an associate degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all previous coursework
  • Must hold licensure as a registered nurse in one or more U.S. states or territories
  • International candidates must demonstrate a TOEFL score of at least 95
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools attended at the time of application

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education