Nursing, B.S.N. (RN to BSN)
Nursing and Health Professions

At a Glance

  • Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
  • Format: face-to-face or online, in accelerated seven- or eight-week courses
  • Next Start Date:  March 14, 2023
  • Cost: $465 per credit
  • Time to Completion: Two years or less, even while working full time.

Take the next step in your nursing career.

Immaculata has a 30-year history of educating nurses. The accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program prepares registered nurses for positions of leadership in the modern health care industry.

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

Graduates with a B.S.N. degree have the potential for higher wages, better patient outcomes, and better job prospects than nurses without a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

It is also a pathway toward further education and advanced roles, including a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and doctoral degrees, including D.N.P., Ph.D. or Ed.D.

In addition to working in clinical setting such as hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, B.S.N. graduates can also pursue the following positions:

  • nurse educator
  • nurse Informaticist
  • forensic nurse
  • clinical research nurse
  • nurse health coach
  • health policy nurse
  • pharmaceutical sales
  • insurance specialist
  • and more

Program Highlights

The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the cultural, psychological, ethical, legal and management aspects of nursing in hospitals and communities.

The flexibility of this program offers the structure and support to help working adults. Students can earn credit for life and work experience and transfer up to 72 credits. Learn more about opportunities for Credit for Prior Learning.

Program Delivery

All courses in the program are offered in various formats, including face-to-face, hybrid and online. All delivery formats include a cohort that builds a professional learning community to enhance student interaction and support.

Program Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is 126 credits, which includes 50 credits of required major core courses.

R.N. to M.S.N. Bridge Program

Students with an R.N. who graduated from an accredited nursing school with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, may apply to Immaculata’s M.S.N. program without earning a B.S.N.

Program Cost

Tuition per credit is $465, and students can transfer in previous college credits and earn credit for equivalent work experience.

Various types of financing options are available to assist students. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 484-323-3028, or email


The baccalaureate nursing program at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Course Overview


A Cumulative GPA of 2.0 Or Above on a 4.0 Scale

Liberal Arts Core 36 Credits (21 Fulfilled By Major)

  • Composition (Writing) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
  • Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
  • Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion/Theology) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits

Lower Division Nursing (Credits Transferred From Lower Division Nursing Program) 30 Credits

Upper Division Support Courses 18 Credits

  • Principles and Practices of Research 3 credits
  • Logic and Knowledge 3 credits
  • Research and Analysis Using Statistics 3 credits
  • Nursing and the Law 3 credits
  • Spanish for Medical Personnel 3 credits
  • Contemporary Medical Ethics 3 credits

Upper Division Nursing Courses 35 Credits

  • Professional and Holistic Nursing Practice 6 credits
  • Holistic Health Assessment 6 credits
  • Nursing Research 5 credits
  • Leadership in Nursing 6 credits
  • Holistic Care of the Chronically Ill 6 credits
  • Capstone in Public Health Nursing 6 credits 

Nursing Program Requirements 18 Credits

  • Foundations in Psychology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Lifespan Development 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science 6 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits

Electives 10 Credits

Total 126 Credits

Admissions Requirements

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via or by phone at 484-323-3060.

Average Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse managers make an average of $101,340 and enjoy stable job growth.

The R.N. to B.S.N. program at Immaculata University became the pivotal platform for me to not only continue my professional education but to reach my terminal degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The program provided three important elements of success: compassion, convenience, and the ability to connect with a network of nurses from different specialties.

Claire Mooney ’06, DNP

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Jennersville Hospital, Tower Health

Students Participate in Mass Casualty Simulation to Practice Lifesaving Skills

Staged as a four-car collision with multiple casualties, a simulated accident scene helped Immaculata students practice their life-saving skills during realistic chaos.

Just the Facts


Years educating nurses


Number of graduates who earned their BSN from IU

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