Take your nursing skills to the next level with Central Penn College’s RN to BSN program!

Build on your existing RN degree with Central Penn College’s accelerated RN to BSN online program. By earning your bachelor’s in nursing, you’ll advance your knowledge and skills, while positioning yourself for greater career success.

BSNs are in higher demand than RNs and earn a higher salary, too. Invest in your future and go further!

RN to BSN Online Program

  • 49 Credits
  • Online
  • Accelerated


Central Penn College’s RN to BSN Online Program is designed for Registered Nurses looking to expand their education past an associate degree. It is only for licensed professionals.

Candidates must have graduated from an accredited educational program in their healthcare profession. They also must be credentialed or licensed and in good standing with the appropriate credentialing agency for their healthcare profession.

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What You Will Learn

The RN to BSN Online Program will teach students how to…

  • Analyze principles, models and research studies from nursing and related disciplines to support evidence-based practice (EBP) decisions
  • Incorporate the use of appropriate patient care technology to facilitate management and provision of interdisciplinary care.
  • Evaluate current issues and trends in healthcare policies and participate in actions that advance the nursing profession and individual professional development.
  • Collaborate effectively with nursing colleagues, other disciplines, patients and families to create safe and culturally competent health care outcomes.
  • Apply the nursing process to address health promotion and complex care issues of diverse populations across the life span in a variety of health care environments.
  • Share and assume responsibility for leadership in monitoring and ensuring high-quality care as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical and legal accountability in the provision and delegation of nursing care.

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The Interprofessional Healthcare Team
Philosophy of Professional Nursing
Introduction to Nursing research
Healthcare Informatics
Health Assessment
Healthcare Quality Management
Community Health Promotion and Education
Leadership, Management and Role Transition
Evidenced-Based practice in Complex Care
Capstone for Nursing
300+ level Nursing Elective
300+ level Nursing Elective

Careers in this field include

  • Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Nursing Educator
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Physician’s Office Nurse
  • Clinical Research Nurse

People who thrive in this field

  • Caring
  • Conscientious
  • Compassionate
  • Thorough
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • People person
  • Problem solver
  • Savvy
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Committed

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“Earning your BSN opens your nursing career to new opportunities in a multitude of healthcare settings.”

– Anne Bizup, Dean, School of Health Sciences

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