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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!

New!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.”

Your Degree, Your Way

Earn Your BSN at Seton Hill in as Little as 10 Months  

Career-Relevant Courses

Topics addressed in Seton Hill's RN to BSN Program include:

  • Advanced Nursing
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Microbiology
  • 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.

RN to BSN Practicum Experiences

The RN to BSN major includes practicum and service learning experiences including a capstone experience designed by you to meet your individual professional goals. With the guidance of the course instructor and/or program director, you select either a health-related project or on-site experience in an agency or clinical setting. A local preceptor specific to the requirements of the practicum course is needed. In some instances, the course instructor may pre-arrange local service learning activities to fulfill practicum requirements. 

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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

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.  
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  • 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

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  • 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:
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    • 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.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of NursingSigma Global Nursing Excellence 

Seton Hill University nursing students who are academic leaders may be invited to join Alpha Gamma Beta, the University’s chapter of the prestigious international Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for registered nurses in 2022 was $81,220. 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.

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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   

To apply for aid, you just need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available at and list Seton Hill (code #003362) as a school that should receive your information.

Accreditation Information

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program at Seton Hill University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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