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RN-to-BS Admission Requirements

The RN to BS nursing program helps prepare you to meet the many changes in the health care field by expanding and enhancing your nursing education. The program is open to nurses who have previously earned either an associate degree or a diploma in nursing. In addition to upgrading your skills, the program prepares you for non-traditional areas of nursing such as administration, pharmaceutical sales, managed care, and insurance.

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted into the nursing program, you must hold a current and valid U.S. RN license. Students with a current RN license are given 33 credits by portfolio toward the required 120 credits required for a BS degree.

Admission Procedure

Students interested in applying for the BSN program should fill out the online application at admissions.psu.edu. An official transcript from any other institution(s) attended must be submitted along with the official high school transcript and a copy of the valid U.S RN license. The BSN program can be started in either the fall or spring semester so please visit the Admissions website to see when the next available semester begins.

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