Are you a registered nurse looking to advance your education? Your career? Would you like to have a leadership role where you work? Then the RN-BSN program may be for you.
Our program prepares nurses for a more advanced level of practice and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. As a student in our bachelor's degree program, you'll take a variety of courses. You'll also have many opportunities for hands-on experiences at various locations, including hospitals and doctors' offices and community health settings.
Watch our students work in the nursing lab and Professor Fiorentino explain more about the nursing program.
When you earn your degree, you'll have the advanced skills you need to assume a leadership or management role.
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What you can do with a degree in Nursing - BSN. Suggested 4 year plan of study.
Admission criteria for RN-BSN Program
Distance Education at UPB is offered in a variety of ways, including Interactive Television (ITV), Online/web and Hybrid courses.
Blackboard Academic Suite is the e-Education Platform employed by the University of Pittsburgh for course management and delivery. Course materials are placed on individual course web sites. A variety of tools (such as the ability to send documents electronically, access grades online, WIKIs), and the ability to communicate electronically through e-mail, discussion boards, BLOGS, and chat may be used within the context of the course.
General Education Requirements in the RN-BSN Major
Includes all General Education Program requirements with the exception of capstone and upper-level writing requirements.
Course Requirements in the Major
Total Credits for Major: 120
The curriculum offers numerous opportunities for practical experiences with clinical instruction provided in the following local and surrounding agencies:
Bradford Regional Medical Center
Warren General Hospital
Bradford Senior Activity Center
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
Home Health Care
DuBois Regional Medial Center
PA State Health Department
Kane Community Hospital
Elk Regional Health Center
ROTC-BSN students may receive three credits toward the upper level nursing electives upon successful completion of the ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) or the ROTC Nursing Summer Training Program (NSTP).
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Ms. Mary Boser
Assistant Professor of Nursing
250 Swarts Hall
Ms. Mary Dinger
252 Swarts Hall
Dr. Lisa Fiorentino
Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Rural Health Practice
814-362-7646 FAX# 814-362-5044
Seneca Building 2 Main Street, Suite 214
Dr. Tammy Haley
Director of Nursing and Radiological Sciences, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Coordinator of the BSN Program
254 Swarts Hall
Dr. Jean Truman
ASN Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Nursing
249 Swarts Hall
Ms. Martha Dibble
Instructor of Nursing
251 Swarts Hall
These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.
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