Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

DeSales University Online

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087

(610) 341-5800

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Online

219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444

Gannon University Online

109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Immaculata University

1145 King Rd
Immaculata, PA 19345

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705

La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Marywood University

2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509

Misericordia University

301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612

Neumann University

One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

Pennsylvania State University - University Park Online

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

Robert Morris University Online

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

(800) 762-0097

Saint Francis University

117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940

Temple University Online

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

University of Pennsylvania

1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Waynesburg University

51 W College St
Waynesburg, PA 15370

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Widener University - Main Campus Online

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Wilkes University

84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

(570) 408-5000

York College Pennsylvania

441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403

Thomas Jefferson University Part-time

1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419

(724) 938-4400

Chatham University Online

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Currently, Pennsylvania has 131,000 licensed RNs. Though this is the case, the shortage for nurses is foreseeable in the near future. The Health Resources Service Administration has stated that 54,000 RNs will be required by the year 2020 in order to meet the needs. Throughout the country, the need will be a staggering 500,000 RNs. This makes registered nursing, the quickest growing career in the U.S. till at least 2018; this is according to the AACN or the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice has pointed out that there should be at least two-thirds of practicing registered nurses that hold a BSN degree. At present, there is only 36-37% of RNs that already hold this degree. 

The benefits of accomplishing the BSN degree are numerous. While many RNs begin as staff nurses, those that hold BSN degrees can more easily advance professionally. Bachelorette degree holders also have the option to enroll in Master’s Degree in Nursing easily. Nurses that hold BSN degrees are also are observed to be better prepared to meet their patients’ needs across different medical settings. The degree is also a symbol of credibility and prestige. 

Here are top nursing schools to consider if you want to enroll in a RN to BSN Degree Completion program

Pennsylvania State University 

Enrollees have an option to study full-time or part-time at any of the 10 campuses. The web-based program is provided by the university through the Penn State World Campus. Founded in 1855, this university is one of the leading nursing education providers in the country, with in-state tuition and fees amounting to $16,444 during the academic year 2012-2013. 

BSN students can look forward to the University Park Campus which is renown as the Happy Valley. There is never a dull moment during your BSN study as there are almost 90 sororities and fraternities to consider. 

The requirements for the university’s RN to BSN programs may be different at each campus. Get in touch with them to find out about the exact requirements, curriculum and possible ways to pay for the program. 

Chamberlain College of Nursing 

This educational institution has over 120 years to back its claim that it can help you achieve your nursing goals. The college also has high tech facilities and labs; expert faculty and a student-centered approach in teaching. 

The school’s online programs allow the students to take their classes at their own convenient time. This is great news for working individuals and students that are tied up with family obligations. 

The Chamberlain online programs are –

  • RN to BSN (for registered nurses only)
  • MSN (for RNs who also want to take MSN while finishing their BSN degree
  • Graduate Certificate Program (for MSN-prepared nurses who would want to specialize in critical areas of nursing) 

The Chamberlain College of Nursing is duly accredited by the HLC or Higher Learning Commission. It is also a North Central Association of Colleges and Schools member. 

Take note that the program availability may vary depending on the location of the student. 

La Salle University in Philadelphia 

La Salle is a private, co-educational learning institution with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences located at the original WisterTower in the Germantown Hospital Campus. La Salle aims to provide excellent teaching by facilitating their students’ developments. For them, producing nurses that truly care for their patients is one of their main goals. 

The RN to BSN program at this university is fully web-based, hence, students can move forward according to their preferred pace. Faculty members can be contacted through chat rooms and virtual classrooms. The nursing courses can be accomplished in about 13 months with zero clinical requirements. 

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