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Nursing - RN-BSN

If you’re a registered nurse, you can advance your education and your career by getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

WHY STUDY NURSING?

Getting a bachelor’s degree will give you the credentials you’ll need to help you take a more supervisory and leadership role in many health care facilities.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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.

Students in nursing lab

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN NURSING?

When you earn your degree, you’ll have the advanced skills you’ll need to assume a leadership or management role.

Job titles:

  • ICU nurse
  • Charge nurse
  • Gynecology/obstetrics nurse
  • ER nurse
  • Hospice nurse
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Psychiatric nurse
  • Urology nurse

Employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
  • School systems
  • Disability services
  • Nonprofit organizations

MORE TO KNOW

Our RN-BSN program has been awarded accreditation for achievement of quality and excellence in nursing education through spring 2020 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peach Rd., North East Suite, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404.975.5000; fax: 404.975.5020; or https://www.acenursing.org.

Admission criteria for RN-BSN Program

 Completed Pitt-Bradford Admission Application
Official High School Transcripts
Official College/University Transcripts (all schools attended)
Copy of current Pennsylvania RN licensure
Licensure is required throughout your enrollment in the program
Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5
35 credits of lower-level nursing courses (ASN or diploma) from an approved school
One of the following:
Graduation from an approved associate or diploma program within 3 years before being considered for admission to the RN-BSN program.
Graduation from an approved associate or diploma program more than 3 years ago but with evidence of at least 1,000 hours nursing practice within 3 years prior before being considered for admission to the RN-BSN program.

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 and access grades online), and the ability to communicate electronically through e-mail, discussion boards, and chat may be used within the context of the course. 

Additional Information

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
UPMC Cole
Home Health Care
Penn Highlands Dubois
PA State Health Department
UPMC Kane
Physician's Offices
Penn Highlands Elk

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).

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.

I made great relationships with my nursing professors. Chelsea Loney '19 RN at Warren (PA) General Hospital