Penn State Abington to offer RN to BS degree starting fall 2011

The Penn State School of Nursing and Penn State Abington are proud to announce the offering of a bachelor of science (BS) nursing degree beginning fall semester 2011. This program is open to registered nurses (RN) who previously have earned either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. The RN to BS degree in nursing program will offer a combination of convenient evening and weekend classes as well as hybrid learning (online plus face-to-face classroom time) in order to best accommodate the busy schedules of working nurses.

Penn State Abington’s RN to BS degree in nursing program comes on the heels of recently proposed states’ legislation (New York, New Jersey, and possibly Pennsylvania) requiring all registered nurses to obtain their bachelor of science degree within 10 years of initial licensure (RN-Plus-10). Many area hospitals also implemented a BSN degree requirement for their nursing staff.

“Now that many states and hospitals are requiring all registered nurses to get their BS degree in order to continue practicing, Penn State Abington is committed to offering these dedicated nurses a RN to BS degree,” said Karen Wiley Sandler, chancellor of Penn State Abington. “The world renowned Penn State BSN degree will be available to nurses in a convenient location at convenient times.”

A RN to BS degree in nursing program information session covering course requirements and costs as well as addressing the concerns of “returning to learning” will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 on the Abington campus. For more information, contact Jane Owens, senior director of continuing education, at or 215-881-7395 or click here


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Last Updated March 08, 2017