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Online RN-to-BSN Program Overview

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Tackle the Challenges of Health Care Head-On

Grow as a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Widener University. Experience this program’s speed-to-completion firsthand and see professional results quickly: You can earn your degree in as little as one year when you start with 59 prerequisite credits. Few other RN-to-BSN programs can offer you a bachelor’s degree in such a short amount of time.

Our RN-to-BSN program is entirely online and designed for registered nurses. It builds on the strengths you already demonstrate as a licensed nurse, develops leadership skills, and expands your knowledge to deliver high-quality care in an increasingly complex health care environment. Obtaining your BSN qualifies you for far more nursing job opportunities and significantly higher salaries.

  • An RN qualifies for 51% of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $66,620*
  • A BSN qualifies for 88% of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $75,484*

At Widener, we develop caregivers whose influence is seen, heard, and known throughout their organizations. We challenge you to upgrade your expertise through critical thinking and examining evidence-based practice, leadership, and population health as they affect future directions in nursing and health care delivery.

Quality nurses are in demand, and with an increasing number of hospitals striving for Magnet status, the need for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses is becoming a job requirement. Earn your online nursing degree from Widener, proud to be recognized as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for 2013-2017.

An Expedited RN-to-BSN Curriculum

Emerge as an exceptional nursing job candidate. Widener RN-to-BSN online students are eligible to earn credit from previous nursing coursework, enabling you to potentially complete your BSN in less than a year.

Our program is based on the AACN Essentials, which is a framework that confirms that a nursing degree program meets modern health care challenges. Our nursing courses are project-based and focused on service learning because we believe that these instructional methodologies create the opportunity for our students to serve others and immediately apply the skills they learn in class. With AACN curriculum in place, Widener ensures that you graduate prepared with the skills you need to provide effective medical care in our changing society, including:

  • High-level skills in implementing, influencing, and assuring quality, evidence-based nursing care
  • A basic knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments
  • Decision-making with an acute awareness of local, national, and global trends
  • Ability to perform developmentally and culturally focused patient and family assessments, including comprehensive appraisals of physical, behavioral, socioeconomic, and environmental parameters
  • Complete understanding of how evidence-based practice (EBP) should be applied in providing patient care

Advance your nursing knowledge and career with a comprehensive curriculum led by a faculty committed to your future and success. Our RN-to-BSN program is comprised of 122 credit hours, 59 of which are completed in pre-requisite courses from the humanities and the social and natural sciences, and another 33 that represent credit for your previous nursing coursework.

Learn more about our accelerated RN-to-BSN curriculum.

Your Future with Widener University

At Widener, we develop true leaders. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to career leadership and service. In fact, Newsweek recently named us the #19 service-minded college in the United States. We will provide you with the advanced education needed to promote positive change within nursing, health care, and your community.

We’re one of an elite group of academic programs to be recognized as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for 2013-2017. We are committed to connecting students with opportunities to advance their careers and emerge as exceptional team members within their organizations and communities.

Take control of your future and deliver a higher level of patient care. Contact a Program Manager at 1-844-386-7321 or click here to request a free program brochure about what an online RN-to-BSN from Widener University can do for your career.

*Source: BurningGlass.com (analysis of nurse job postings, 4/25/2013 to 7/21/2013)