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Advance your nursing career

Enhance your professional skills through SRU's accredited online program

Nursing RN-BSN

Offered by: Nursing

The online RN to BSN program at Slippery Rock University is designed to meet the needs of Registered Nurses looking to earn their B.S. in Nursing degree. In the program, you'll develop critical thinking skills for clinical decision-making, prepare to collaborate in multidisciplinary work, shift focus from care of individuals within a community to the health of a community, refine professional communication, and develop leadership skills.

The program is online and accessible 24/7. Most classes are offered in 8-week sessions, providing flexibility in managing academic and work schedule demands-an ideal component for the working adult student. Our scheduling options also enable you to complete the program in a short time frame.

Why earn your BSN at SRU?

The RN to BSN program at SRU was one of the first regionally accredited nursing programs to transition to the online format. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and SRU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This ensures that you will receive a high-quality education that provides you with the resources needed to enhance your knowledge and skills, preparing you for professional advancement. The program is also one of the most affordable in the nation.  

The experienced, doctorally-prepared faculty are certified in Distance Education and committed to providing an exceptional online learning environment that supports your success.  All faculty in the RN to BSN program began their careers as graduates of Associate Degree or Diploma nursing programs which gives them a personal understanding of the unique educational needs of working professionals.  

What Will You Learn?

In the RN to BSN program, you'll learn about:

  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Diversity needs in the healthcare environment
  • Using healthcare information systems to support clinical decision-making
  • Partnered decision-making with patients, families, and other providers

Classes in the program include Social Media and Healthcare, Health Care Informatics, and Medical/Health Care Ethics. What's more, the program combines courses with extensive fieldwork to give students hands-on experience. As a RN to BSN student, you also have the opportunity to join Lamba Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau.

What careers can you pursue after completing the RN to BSN program?

As a graduate of the SRU Nursing: RN to BSN program, you'll have opportunities to advance your career in areas like:

  • Acute Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Resource Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Critical Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Nurse Management
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Travel Nursing

Apply Today!

Ready to apply to Slippery Rock University's online RN to BSN program? Application requirements include: an RN associate's or diploma degree in Nursing, RN licensure, at least 63 college credits, and a 2.5 RN GPA. Interested in learning more before applying? Request more information!