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Department of Nursing

RN-BSN Program (Online)


About the Program

Are you a registered nurse who wants to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)? Westminster College invites you to apply to its new online RN-to-BSN completion program. This program is designed with you in mind:

  • You desire a practical curriculum that is taught by qualified nurse educators with relevant experiences in diverse healthcare settings.
  • You wish to develop or improve the skills you need to serve the complex and changing needs of patients and their families.
  • You want a flexible and affordable path to degree completion while working.
  • You recognize that the door to professional advancement and improved compensation can be unlocked with a BSN.

In as few as five semesters, you can complete an online curriculum that focuses on such topics as leadership, pathophysiology, advanced assessment, and community nursing. Westminster's outstanding nursing faculty and staff will be there when you have questions about course material or if you want to talk about the challenges you face as a professional nurse, whether you live a few miles from campus or on the other side of the country.


Real Experiences. Real Success.

  • Benefit from a practical curriculum taught by qualified nurse educators with relevant experiences in diverse healthcare settings.


  • Earn your BSN in as few as five semesters.


  • Start when you're ready, with new cohorts beginning three times a year (fall, spring & summer).


  • Take courses on your schedule! All courses are offered online and our faculty are available throughout the day to accommodate shift schedules.




Sample RN-BSN Schedule

This is a sample schedule for a RN-BSN Completion Program student. All courses are online and asynchronous. Three program entry points are offered every year (fall, spring, and summer), so individual students' schedules will vary based on the courses offered in a specific semester. All semesters are offered with at least 12 credits to support grant, tuition assistance, and loan eligibility.

Semester One
Semester Two
Semester Three
Informatics (NUR 370)
Pharmacology (NUR 371)
Nutrition (SCI 180)
Women’s Health (NUR 372)
Gerontology (NUR 373)
Health Policy (NUR 374)
Community Nursing (NUR 401)
Diseases in U.S. History (HIS 228)
Nursing Research (NUR 402)

Semester Four
Semester Five
Pathophysiology I (NUR 375)
Advanced Assessment (NUR 403)*
Nursing Capstone (NUR 601)*
Pathophysiology II (NUR 376)
Care of the Vulnerable (NUR 404)
Nursing Leadership (NUR 405)

*Courses include required practice experience hours with a preceptor, an experienced practitioner who provides supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice.

A minimum of 125 credits is required for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion. The program assumes students will enter with 69-72 transfer credits (21-24 credits from non-nursing college courses and 48 credits from nursing courses).


For More Information

Please contact the Chair of the Nursing Department.

Maria A. Sapienza

Instructor of Nursing/Chair
Maria A. Sapienza