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.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
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 Hospitals||1,553,080||$33.94||$70,590|
|Offices of Physicians||178,810||$30.22||$62,850|
|Home Health Care Services||166,910||$32.17||$66,910|
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||142,490||$29.81||$62,010|
|Outpatient Care Centers||102,410||$35.62||$74,100|
Statistics reported in May 2013
Special Admissions Requirements
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Notice of Conviction
Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.
Nursing 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.