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Build Your Career with an RN to B.S. Degree

Expand your professional opportunities and move up to a leadership position! This degree is designed for the practicing RN and allows an RN to complete a B.S. in Nursing in as little as five semesters. 

Healthcare is moving ahead - shouldn’t your career do the same? As the field of nursing becomes more complex, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing can help you to advance your career. Our RN to B.S. program builds and expands on the RN competencies needed to lead change and positively affect the health care industry. Earning a B.S. degree will also prepare students for graduate school.

Who Should Apply?

The program is designed for individuals who have graduated from an accredited nursing program (diploma or A.S.) and hold a valid United States RN license.


The RN to B.S. in Nursing degree consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you must successfully complete the following: 42 prescribed core course credits; 45 general education credits; and 33 additional core credits, which are earned by portfolio verification for any licensed RN. Previous college credits can be evaluated and used towards the program. Please consult your adviser for more information.

Admission to this program requires an RN license, official copies of all college transcripts, an official high school transcript or GED, and completion of a Penn State application, including a $50 application fee. All applicable credits will be considered for transfer towards this degree.

Penn State Beaver has partnered with Penn State Shenango to offer the RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program at Beaver.

To speak to an adviser, please contact Dr. Kathy Mastrian, associate professor of nursing, Penn State Shenango, 724-983-2871.

To apply, please send a completed application, transcripts, and credentials to: Admissions Office, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061.

To register, please contact Dana Alvetro, Continuing Education program assistant, Penn State Beaver, 724-773-3700.




Office of Continuing Education
102 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Phone: 724-773-3700
Fax: 724-773-3769 

Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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