RN-BSN Program

Our nursing program is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education with 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 registered nurses interested in pursuing a BSN.

Degrees & Offerings
  • BSN
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Program Contact
RN-BSN and RN-BSN-MSN Program Director; Professor of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean, Breiner School of Nursing; Associate Professor
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The progressive, challenging curriculum of the RN-BSN program 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), our Department of Nursing is prepared to facilitate the attainment of these goals for both students and organizations.

The curriculum is offered 100% 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.

CCNE Nursing Accredited

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
F: (202) 887-8476


Degree Requirements

  • 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.

Community College Affiliation Agreements

Our RN-BSN program has affiliation agreements with the following community colleges, which allow for a guaranteed admission and streamlined transfer of credits.

Non-Pennsylvania Applicants

Bloomsburg University is not authorized to accept students residing outside of Pennsylvania into the RN-BSN online program at this time. We're currently working on becoming authorized in other states, please check our state authorization page for updates regarding distance education.

RN-BSN Handbook

Courses and Curriculum

The Husky Difference

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Our nursing program is ranked 6th of 76 schools in Pennsylvania according to In addition, we’re ranked 67th in the Mid-Atlantic region by
College of Distinction
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices.

Applying to this Program


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