Nursing/RN to BSN
Offered in two flexible formats (on-campus and online) designed for students with busy schedules, the RN to BSN program at the Millersville University Wehrheim School of Nursing is designed for those who have obtained their associate degree in Nursing or diploma and RN license.
Why Study This Program?
The RN to BSN program at the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing is designed for those who have obtained their associate degree in nursing or diploma and RN license. This program is offered in two flexible formats designed for students with busy schedules: the traditional or completely online format.
All course content and time offerings of courses for the traditional format are designed to meet the needs of non-traditional adult learners. By uniquely preparing to advocate for patients and the profession, graduates of this program lead initiatives in their work environment based on what they learned at the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing. The majority our students continue on to graduate school while others move into management, education and other advanced roles in healthcare.
The RN to BSN program at the Millersville University Wehrheim School of Nursing is currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. However, with renewal planned for 2023, the faculty carefully determined in 2022 the core values of the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) which are caring, diversity, integrity, and excellence align well with the core values of the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing -- exploration, professionalism, advocacy and action, diversity, and leadership. CNEA, affiliated with the National League for Nursing, already granted Pre-accreditation status through 2025 and we anticipate the MU Wehrheim School of Nursing will receive full accreditation status by CNEA following our review in 2023.
“Millersville's RN to BSN program helped expose me to various cultures and prepared me to be accepting of the differences in cultures. In turn, that has helped the transitions into different nursing opportunities in both Asia and Africa.”- Jennifer Handrich | 2013
What Will You Learn?
RN to BSN students have the option to conduct their study in a traditional on-campus format, a blended off-campus format or a completely online format. Blended on-campus learning takes place at Millersville University and blended off-campus learning is available at Central Penn College in Harrisburg. The online RN to BSN program maintains flexibility while ensuring that coursework meets the needs of passionate and professional nurses.
This flexible program is based on the unique needs of the adult learner and consists of nine courses, or 31 credits focused on nursing. For students entering from a community college program, the only required general education courses are statistics (unless previously taken) and Advanced Writing, a Millersville University distinctive course. All previous credits are applied, allowing students to graduate in a few as 34 credits! Program highlights include courses focused on ethics, diversity and integration of technology in healthcare.
- Informatics Nurse Specialist
- Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
- Nurse Anesthetist
- Medical and Health Service Manager
- Acute Care Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Midwife
Clubs and Organizations
- Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nurses
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