Nursing - BSN 1+2+1

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    Our 1+2+1 program leading to the BSN degree allows you to earn both the associate and bachelor's degree in nursing in just 4 years. 

    In the first year of study you will take foundational courses that meet University graduation requirements, including courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, and English. 

    You will begin gaining real world experience in the second year of the 1+2+1 program through hands on clinical time spent in a variety of local hospital and healthcare settings. 

    At the completion of the spring term of the third year you will have completed coursework required for the ASN degree and be eligible to take the RN licensure exam. 

    In the fourth year of study, RN students are provided coursework and clinical experiences that help to expand the professional nursing role with a focus on nursing research, community health, and leadership development.  

    What you can do with a degree in  Nursing - BSN. Suggested 4 year  plan of study.

    Each year, we have limited seats available for students in the nursing major. Students admitted to the 1+2+1 program track need to meet the requirements for admission to the university and the following additional requirements:

    Successful completion of a minimum of 16 high school or beyond units including:

    • 4 units in English
    • 2 units in Mathematics (1 unit must be in Algebra)
    • 3 units in Social Science
    • 1 unit in Biology with a related laboratory
    • 1 unit in Chemistry with a related laboratory
    • 5 units academic electives 

    Prospective students will be admitted directly with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum combined math and critical reading SAT score of 1025 (old test) or 1110 (new test). If you take the ACT, your composite score must be at least 22.   Students failing to meet these criteria may be admitted to a preparatory program.

    All applicants must arrange for all information to be released and sent to the Office of Admissions before any admissions decision can be rendered.

    Each student admitted to the 1+2+1 program leading to the BSN degree start their studies at the University as a Pre-BSN major, taking courses that meet University graduation requirements.  At the end of the first year of study, a student should have a 2.75 overall grade point average or better to progress to the second year. 

    During the spring term of the freshman year, eligible students apply to the Nursing Unit for admission into the next phase of their nursing education.   

    The deadline for applications for the second phase of the program is April 1.  In order to be admitted, a student must be in good academic standing at the University. 

    Because of limited numbers of openings in any given year, preference for admission is given to students who have performed well academically.  In the past, this has meant that in general, students with a 2.75 or better overall grade point average who have completed the suggested first year of study at the University have been admitted.  This may vary from year to year, however, depending on the number of applicants who apply for the available openings. 

    To progress to the final year of the 1+2+1 program, students must remain in good academic standing with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 or better and current Pennsylvania RN licensure.  

    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


    Additional Information:

    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in cooperation with University of Pittsburgh graduate programs and other graduate schools, offers guarantees for graduate and professional schools.

    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).

    With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, our nursing students take an active part in the learning process. 

    The curriculum offers numerous opportunities for practical hands-on experiences, with clinical instruction provided in the following local and surrounding agencies:

    Bradford Manor

    Bradford Ecumenical Home
    The Pavilion at BRMC
    Bradford Regional Medical Center
    Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
    Penn Highlands Dubois
    Penn Highlands Elk
    UPMC Kane
    Kane Lutheran Home        
    Warren General Hospital  
    Warren State Hospital
    Bradford Recovery Systems
    Dickinson Mental Health
    Physicians' Offices
    Childbirth Education Classes
    Visiting Nurses' Association
    Bradford Senior Activity Center
    George G. Blaisdell Elementary School

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    Boser, Mary

    Ms. Mary Boser

    Assistant Professor of Nursing


    250 Swarts Hall

    Dinger Mary

    Ms. Mary Dinger

    ASN Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Nursing


    252 Swarts Hall

    Haley Tammy

    Dr. Tammy Haley

    Director of Nursing and Radiological Science, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Coordinator of the RN-BSN Program


    254 Swarts Hall

    Truman Jean

    Dr. Jean Truman

    Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Nursing


    249 Swarts Hall

    Dibble, Martha

    Ms. Martha Dibble

    Instructor of Nursing


    250 Swarts Hall

    Fiorentino, Lisa

    Dr. Lisa Fiorentino

    Associate Professor of Nursing


    Marilyn Horne Hall 2 Main Street, Suite 225

    Bickford, Benjamin

     Benjamin Bickford

    Visiting Instructor of Nursing


    255 Swarts Hall