Online RN-to-BSN

Gain the skills and experience you need to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care environment with the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program from Widener University.

Fast Facts:

  • 30 credit hours*
  • Total estimated tuition: $14,460
  • CCNE-accredited
  • 100% online
  • No residency required
  • Accelerated and flexible program options

Our RN-to-BSN program builds on the strengths you already demonstrate as a licensed nurse, develops your leadership skills, and expands your knowledge to deliver even more high-quality care.

At Widener, you can earn your degree on your schedule. Our entirely online program has no on-site residency requirement and can be completed in as little as one year with qualifying credits. Or, create a custom program plan and take one course at a time.

*Based on students with 59 prerequisite credits, 33 credits awarded to active RNs

Accreditation and Recognition

Our CCNE-accredited online program is based on the AACN Essentials and has been recognized as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for 2013–2022.

Career Outlook

With an increasing number of hospitals striving for Magnet status, the need for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses is growing rapidly. Obtaining your BSN will qualify you for more nursing job opportunities and higher salaries.

  • An RN with an ADN qualifies for 49 percent of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $73,022
  • An RN with a BSN qualifies for 81 percent of current nursing jobs, with an average annual salary of $81,6561

Financial Aid

Financial aid is primarily available in the form of federal loans. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, employer tuition reimbursement arrangements are available to qualified students with employer documentation.

Widener University’s FAFSA code is 003313.

Minimum Admissions Requirements

  • Associate’s in nursing or RN diploma from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Active RN license

About Widener

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. It is our goal to develop true leaders who inspire positive change throughout our community.

If you would like to learn more about Widener University’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree program, request more information or call 844-386-7321 to speak with a Program Manager.

1Source: (analysis of nurse job postings, 1/01/2017 to 12/31/2017)

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated August 15, 2019
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