Nursing, Completion
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

This unique completion major is specifically designed for the registered nurse who wishes to earn a degree on a full- or part-time basis. The baccalaureate curriculum builds on the knowledge and skills possessed by RNs who have graduated from diploma- and associate- degree nursing programs. The standard curriculum plan, directly applicable to Penn College associate-degree nursing graduates, is designed to be completed in four semesters, thus a two-plus-two (exclusive of pre-year) designation. Other curriculum plan options are available, depending on the number of transfer credits accorded for previous college work.

The bachelor-degree major prepares licensed registered nurses to contribute to the quality provision of nursing care in a rapidly changing health care environment. This major will enable nurses to build upon their knowledge base and assume positions with increased responsibility in a variety of health care settings, from promoting health and facilitating adaptation to increasingly complex health care problems/needs. The curriculum offers a required core of nursing and general education courses with elective course options based on student educational and career goals.

This major is available online via distance learning.

Program Specs

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Example of some of the nursing lab equipment: IV bag and tubing.
Nursing student and instructor evaluating simulated apical heart rate.
Student nurse demonstrating cathSim for practice in IV catheter insertion.

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

Program accreditation.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for registered nurses was $66,220 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,630.The top 10 percent earned more than $96,320.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals1,553,080$33.94$70,590
Offices of Physicians178,810$30.22$62,850
Home Health Care Services166,910$32.17$66,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)142,490$29.81$62,010
Outpatient Care Centers102,410$35.62$74,100

Statistics reported in May 2013

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

View general transfer information

Notice of Conviction

Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.

Nursing Advisory Committee

View Advisory Committee.

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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