University of Scranton Announces Expedited RN to BSN Program at Reduced Tuition

Jun 21, 2016

The University of Scranton will offer an expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses (RNs) at a reduced tuition of $500 per credit. The program will use a blended model of on-campus and remote conference and online access to offer greater flexibility to working RNs. Class schedules will also be adjusted to better accommodate practicing nurses.

Applications for the RN to BSN Program are being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.

The expedited RN to BSN program will allow (working) registered nurses from throughout Northeast Pennsylvania to complete their bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University’s nursing program, which is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is an extension of the ongoing University of Scranton and Geisinger Health System RN to BSN Partnership Program that began last year.

In addition, participants who meet academic requirements will have the option to apply for the University’s accelerated master of science in nursing (MSN) program, which allows them to earn up to 12 graduate credits toward a MSN while earning their bachelor’s degrees.

Nursing degrees offered by the University include a BSN; LPN to BSN; RN to BSN; Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.N.; Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate; Nurse Anesthesia, M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP.

For additional information, contact Caitlyn Hollingshead, director of graduate and international admissions, at or 570-941-6202, or Catherine Lovecchio, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing and director of the RN to BSN program, at or 570-941-7775.

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