RN to BSN Program

rn to bsn program

RN to BSN Program

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is widely considered a requirement for RNs seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. Our RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses and caters to graduates of diploma or associate degree nursing programs, as well as, new graduates taking the NCLEX-RN examination.

Choose an RN to BSN program that fits your schedule

Nursing classes are delivered in a semester long or 8-week class format, scheduled throughout the year in a blended online/face-to-face format -- one day per week of on-site instruction. Our RN to BSN courses are offered at four convenient locations -- Main Campus (Reading), Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown, Philadelphia and Pottsville Centers.

Learn and engage with the best faculty and staff

Our engaging, dynamic faculty members are the heart of Alvernia University. The program's faculty is comprised of gifted full-time and adjunct masters-prepared professors from diverse nursing fields. Faculty members provide personal support to RN to BSN degree students, both in and out of the classroom. A team of professionals is also available to help students with the online-classroom environment.

Get accredited

The RN to BSN bachelor’s is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the educational program, and the continued commitment of the sponsoring institution to support the program.

For more information about our RN to BSN program, contact the Nursing and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator at 1-888-ALVERNIA (1-888-258-3764, ext. 6), 610-796-5187, or nursing@alvernia.edu.

For further information about the accreditation of the BSN Program, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. The curriculum reflects current national recommendations to increase diversity, safety, technology and evidenced-based practice for the purpose of improving health care outcomes.


Alumni Success

Tom Porrazzo

Stephanie Grejdus BSN’07, MSN’11

"The skills that I developed while obtaining my BSN degree at Alvernia prepared me to meet the challenges in an ever-evolving healthcare environment and provided more job opportunities.”

May 18 Term Start

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Convenient Locations
Alvernia locations in Reading, Pottsville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nursing professionals from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Kutztown, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs attend classes for their RN to BSN in a blended online / face to face format.

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