R.N. to B.S.N. Program: Fully Online or Classroom

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Program Overview

Advance your nursing career by earning a B.S.N. from Immaculata's award-winning holistic nursing program. This accelerated R.N. to B.S.N., now available both fully online and face-to-face, provides an education in patient-centered, evidence-based practice that builds on your work experience and increases your value in the workplace.

With one of the largest R.N. to B.S.N. programs in Pennsylvania, Immaculata has been educating nurses for over 25 years, preparing them for positions of leadership in the modern health care industry. The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the cultural, psychological, ethical, legal and management aspects of nursing in hospitals and communities.

You will develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to be a more effective health care professional. You will also be prepared for graduate studies, if you choose to continue your education. Immaculata offers a respected M.S.N. program, with tracks for nursing administration and nursing education.

"As someone who is a busy professional and has a busy personal life, it was important for me to find a program that I could manage, while still feeling as though I had a valuable education. Immaculata University has delivered this and more! Not only am I able to complete my courses within my life, but I have learned and grown into a better nurse. I would highly recommend the online program!" —Leigh Swalwell, registered nurse at Christiana Care Hospital

Program Highlights

  • Finish in two years or less, even while working full-time
  • Classes are available fully online or in a blended format (classroom and online) at a variety of off-campus locations.
  • Face-to-face classes meet once a week in the evening or on the weekend
  • Most transfer credits can be applied toward your degree
  • Highly qualified faculty made up of practicing nurse-scholars


Cohorts are available both online and at various locations.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to registered nurses who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a current state license as a registered nurse
  • Graduated from an accredited nursing programNursing alumna
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or greater in basic nursing program and/or previous college work

Documentation of all of the above must be submitted with the application for the program.

“Completing my B.S.N. through Immaculata University gave me the confidence that I was lacking. I decided to enroll in the B.S.N. program as a 40th birthday gift to myself. At that point, I had been a registered nurse for 20 years, working as a staff nurse in both the ICU and the emergency department, yet I felt that younger nurses were looking down on me for my lack of a B.S.N. Also, I found it very difficult to consider seeking a job in most organizations, because most required a B.S.N. Achieving that degree gave me newfound confidence in myself. I no longer felt less than others, and my years of experience now became the focus rather than the fact that I did not have a B.S.N.” —Maureen Pisano, emergency department nursing director

Tuition and Costs

See the College of LifeLong Learning Tuition and Fees page.

Financial aid programs are available to eligible students through the University’s Financial Aid Office. All prospective students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

RN to BSN student testimonial“I hadn’t been in school for 30 years, but Immaculata was responsive to all my questions, so it made for an easy transition. I’ve had good advising throughout the program. The cohort model has provided a lot of support!” —Hazel Stanton


The baccalaureate nursing program at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE accreditation seal

Learning Outcomes

After completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a holistic perspective in all areas of professional practice
  • Value the dignity of self and others in professional practice by seeking truth, acting justly, and fostering peace
  • Exhibit professional values based on ethical, legal, and moral standards for professional nursing practice
  • Act as a change agent to promote the health and welfare of all people
  • Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care
  • Identify the impact of cultural forces, particularly their social, economic, and political aspects, on the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the global community
  • Employ inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
  • Exhibit skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
  • Apply teaching-learning principles in promoting health
  • Evidence an awareness of and interest in lifelong learning

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved