Nursing/RN to BSN

Degree: B.S.N.

Offered in two flexible formats designed for students with busy schedules, the RN to BSN program at Millersville University 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 Millersville University 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 Millersville University. 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 Millersville University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

“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 based at the Dixon University Center 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. In addition, students are awarded 30 lower-division credits for their previous nursing courses. Program highlights include courses focused on ethics, diversity and integration of technology in healthcare.

Additionally, MU students receive unique opportunities to engage in nursing advocacy, such as PSNA’s Day on Capitol Hill and other events. Students also are able to engage in an evidence-based practice showcase at local healthcare facilities to highlight their work in through a Nursing Research course. Other unique community experiences are available through Millersville University's collaboration with local food banks by offering health promotion teaching and screenings each month.