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Bloomsburg University's Department of Nursing is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education and has a strong history of academic excellence, as well as the reputation of facilitating the adult learner to achieve their professional goals, making the online RN-BSN program a perfect fit for those Registered Nurses seeking to continue their education toward the BSN. The progressive, challenging curriculum of the RN-BSN program — along with distinguished experienced faculty — provides vital knowledge and skills for the development of competence in the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse.
With the recommendation from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to increase the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree by 2020 to 80 percent and the requirement for 80 percent of nurses to be baccalaureate prepared for magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Bloomsburg University Department of Nursing is prepared to facilitate the attainment of these goals for both students and organizations.
The curriculum is offered 100 percent online through a proven learning platform for convenience and accessibility for students. Courses are taught by faculty who are committed and experienced in online delivery.
- All students are required to have completed an associate degree or diploma program in nursing. Students from associate degree nursing programs will be granted a block of 63 credits while students from diploma programs will be evaluated on an individualized basis.
- Students must have a current Pennsylvania license.
- In order to meet graduation requirements, students must have a total of 120 credits which includes General Education courses, electives, and required nursing courses.
Bloomsburg University is not authorized to accept students residing outside of Pennsylvania into the RN-BSN online program at this time. We are currently working on becoming authorized in other states, so please check back frequently at bloomu.edu/state-authorization for any updates to state authorization regarding distance education.