Online RN-to-BSN Program FAQs

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You can enroll in the accelerated two-semester program and complete your RN-to-BSN in less than one year, enroll in our traditional three-semester program and complete your degree in one year, or complete the program at your own pace.
No, but you will be expected to complete two guided projects that you’ll arrange with partners in your community. These projects are part of the leadership and population health courses.

Although you are not required to come to campus for any aspect of the online RN-to-BSN program, you are welcome to attend any on-campus events of interest, including career fairs, recruiting opportunities, and graduation ceremonies.

Additionally, online students also have access to all university services, including the writing center and library.
Undergraduate students are required to complete a university-mandated writing sample and attain level-5 competency in order to qualify for graduation. Students may satisfy the level-5 writing requirement anytime during their program.
Our RN-to-BSN program requires 122 total credit hours, which includes 92 credits fulfilled through a combination of previous nursing experience and other academic coursework. The cost of the RN-to-BSN is $492 per credit hour for each of the 30 required online credits.

Total estimated tuition: $14,760

To apply for the online RN-to-BSN, you’ll need the following:

  • Associate degree in nursing or RN diploma from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Registered nurse licensure in one or more U.S. states or territories
  • TOEFL score of at least 95*
  • Transcripts of all previous schools attended
  • Résumé

*International students only

There are no set professional requirements for admission. However, you must be a licensed registered nurse to apply for the program.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the independent, Department of Education-approved accreditation arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The State Board of Nurse Examiners of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also approves our program.
Yes. Financial aid is available, primarily in the form of federal loans. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Widener University’s FAFSA code is 003313.
At Widener, we participate in education benefit programs offered through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Yellow Ribbon Program, and we offer matching tuition assistance to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9-11 Bill benefit programs are available to qualified veterans.
Once you request information, a program manager will be assigned to assist you with your research and admissions application. Upon acceptance, you will have a designated student services coordinator to assist you throughout your program.
The RN-to-BSN program offers three sessions per year to allow you the greatest flexibility and convenience. View our full academic calendar. Request more information or call 844-386-7321 to speak with a program manager about the next session.
We review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please call us at 844-386-7321 to talk to a program manager who can help you get started or request more information.

If you have additional questions, request more information or call 844-386-7321 to speak with a program manager.