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Accelerated RN to B.S. in Nursing

Accelerate your nursing degree. If you have completed your associate's degree in nursing and have your RN license, this program provides you with the ideal opportunity to obtain your bachelor's degree while continuing to work in the healthcare field. Courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format in classrooms that include the latest interactive video conferencing technology. Classes are held all day Fridays to fit into your busy life schedule  

This program is offered through the Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing.  

Program Courses 

Fall Term I:

ENGL 202D - Business Writing

NURS 357 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics

NURS 390 - Transition and the Professional Nursing Role

Fall Term II:

Art Elective

STAT 250 - Introduction to Biostatistics

NURS 430 - Organization and Administration for the Nurse Manager

Spring Term I:

NURS 200W - Understanding and Applying Nursing Research

Humanities Elective

NURS 465 - Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs

Spring Term II:

NUTR 251 - Principles of Nutrition

NURS 251 - Health Assessment

Nursing Elective

Summer Term I:

CAS 100B - Effective Speech

NURS 417 - Family and Community Health Concepts

NURS 475 - Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice

Summer Term II:  

NURS 475 - (cont.) Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice

Nursing Elective

Please note the course schedule is subject to change.  Additional course work, including clinicals, may be required to fulfill degree requirements. The program for the bachelor of science degree must include a total of at least 120 credits as outlined in the College of Nursing Student Handbook. For a copy of the handbook, please see your academic adviser, or the program coordinator, and also consult with your assigned academic adviser regarding degree requirements and your course selection.

For more information on the Accelerated RN to B.S. in Nursing program, please visit the Penn State College of Nursing website or contact the program coordinator at Penn State Schuylkill at:

Marianne T. Adam Ph.D., RN, CRNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Office: 570-385-6061


The major in Nursing is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Part-time and full-time students with a registered nurse license may enroll in the major at University Park or at one of seven other Penn State locations (Abington, Altoona College, Capital College, and University College: Fayette, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, and Worthington-Scranton).

Upon admission, previous college course work will be considered for transfer into the nursing program.  The student must have earned a C or better and provide an official transcript.

Senate legislation 42-97 Credit by Portfolio Assessment enables students to receive credit for certain prescribed nursing courses. When enrolled in any clinical courses, the student is responsible for obtaining necessary compliances and providing necessary proof of compliance to the institution/clinical site.

Students also are responsible for their own transportation to clinical settings and may need the use of a car.

To obtain a copy of the Recommended Academic Plan for the RN to B.S. in Nursing program, or the RN to B.S. Handbook, please contact Anne Joos at aej120@psu.edu or 570-385-6266.


For admissions information on how to apply to Penn State Schuylkill, contact:
David Chavira, Adult Enrollment Coordinator
(570) 385-6286






RN to B.S. in Nursing
Penn State Schuylkill
Contact information

Anne Joos
Staff Assistant