RN to BSN
RN to BSN
You know you are a dedicated nurse. Now, you’re ready to move your ability to serve patients, your career prospects and your earning potential forward. The career-enhancing courses you'll take earning your BSN from Seton Hill University will get you from where you are now to where you deserve to be.
Tuition Discount Just for Working RNs!
If you are currently working as an RN for one of our Employer Discount Partners, you can receive an additional 10% off our already discounted tuition rate! This discount is available for students who began classes in January 2022 or later and will stay in place throughout your time at Seton Hill.
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Why a BSN is Important
- Many hospitals and healthcare organizations now require a BSN as a minimum educational requirement.
- Nurses holding a BSN are eligible for higher-paying management roles and nursing specializations.
- According to a joint statement of professional nursing organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “without a more educated nursing workforce, the nation’s health will be further at risk.”
Earn Your BSN at Seton Hill in as Little as 10 Months
Topics addressed in Seton Hill's RN to BSN Program include:
- Advanced Nursing
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Research & Evidence-Based Practice
- Nursing Leadership & Management
- Quality Health Care Delivery
- Global Health Nursing
Format & Schedule
Your BSN courses can be completed online. (Some practice experiences are required, representing a minimal time investment.) Online courses are taken in 8-week sessions. This program has 6 start dates every year. Flexible full-time and part-time options are available. With the right amount of transferred credits you can complete this program in as little as 10 months. You can work as a licensed RN while earning your BSN degree at Seton Hill.
Seton Hill awards you 33 credits for having earned your RN license. You can also transfer in up to 90 credits overall. We will be happy to take a look at the academic credits you've already earned and give you an unofficial estimate of what will transfer. If you're currently enrolled in another school and plan to transfer in the future, we can help you choose the courses at your current school that will have the best chance of being accepted at Seton Hill.
Currently Earning Your AAS at WCCC?
Seton Hill's School of Nursing and Westmoreland County Community College have partnered to create a seamless pathway for WCCC nursing students to transfer into Seton Hill’s RN to BSN Program. WCCC students taking advantage of this agreement can complete their associate’s degree at WCCC and their bachelor’s in nursing at Seton Hill in only four years. WCCC students can apply to Seton Hill’s RN to BSN Program upon acceptance to WCCC’s nursing program or at any time thereafter. To learn more call or email Seton Hill's Office of Graduate & Online Studies: 724-838-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already Have Your RN License & a Bachelor's Degree?
If the BSN will be your second bachelor's, you may be able to earn it by only taking 30 credits!
Credit for Life Experience
In addition to the 33 credits awarded for your RN, Seton Hill offers you the chance to earn credits for knowledge gained through life experiences and military service. To do this, you can:
- Create a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Portfolio that documents prior learning through work or volunteer experience.
- Participate in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), a nationally recognized series of examinations that allow the student to demonstrate knowledge acquired in a non-college setting.
- Take exams through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program for members of the U.S. armed services.
The Daniel J. Wukich School of Nursing at Seton Hill
At Seton Hill's Daniel J. Wukich School of Nursing you will enjoy:
- A comprehensive, personalized learning experience
- Faculty with nursing and healthcare backgrounds who are dedicated to your success
- Top-notch academic, clinical and research facilities, including the Boyle Health Sciences Center
- A focus on evidence-based care, which develops personalized patient treatment plans based on:
- scientific evidence
- the caregiver’s professional expertise
- the patient’s needs and values
Online & In-Person Support for Busy Students
At Seton Hill, you’ll benefit from courses and resources designed to support students who are balancing the demands of college, family, careers and finances. We'll provide you with the software and technical support you'll need to learn online. Plus, you can still enjoy all the same benefits as traditional on-campus learners, including:
- personalized academic advising.
- access to the library.
- access to the fitness center.
- admittance to on-campus events open to students.
- campus dining hall and Griffin's Cove.
- tutoring, math and writing assistance.
- counseling and wellness services.
- student discounts at local businesses and restaurants.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a nurse with a BSN in 2021 was $77,600. Seton Hill's nationally-recognized Career and Professional Development Center at Seton Hill will help you find, and prepare for, career opportunities. The resources of this Center are a lifetime benefit for all Seton Hill alumni.
Partnerships You Can Depend On
Seton Hill’s programs in the health sciences are recognized nationally. As a result, we have partnerships with many local and regional hospitals and healthcare providers. We also maintain agreements with nursing schools and community colleges that will provide a seamless transition from an RN program into the RN to BSN at Seton Hill.
As a student in Seton Hill's RN to BSN Program, you will pay a reduced tuition rate of $450 per credit. (If you work for one of our Employer Partners, you may qualify for an additional discount!)
We'll also help you find and claim financial assistance. Aid for the RN to BSN program can take the form of:
- Employer reimbursement (and we’ll defer your payments to help sync them up with your employer’s reimbursement schedule)
- Federal & State Grants
- Federal & Alternative Loans
- Military Benefits
- Private Scholarships
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program at Seton Hill University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).