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Online RN-to-BSN Program Overview

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 and see professional results quickly: You can earn your degree in as little as one year when you start with 59 prerequisite credits.

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.

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 for 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, ensuring you graduate prepared with the skills you need 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


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. Nationally recognized for our commitment to career leadership and service, we 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 to learn more about what an online RN-to-BSN from Widener University can do for your career.