Phone: 267-386-3001

To learn more about all of our program offerings, contact Kelly Smack at or 267-386-3019.

Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Director, WCU Philadelphia Campus
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Phone: 610-436-3376
Email: Joseph Santivasci

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Associate Director for Student Services
Phone: 267-386-3014
Email: Marcie Cohen

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director, Student Success Center
Phone: 267-386-3027
Email: Ben Morgan

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: Kyle Murray

Kelly Smack, MSW
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Phone: 267-386-3019
Email: Kelly Smack

BSN for the Registered Nurse

West Chester University‚Äôs nationally ranked part-time RN-to-BSN nursing degree is available in Center City Philadelphia. Designed for licensed Registered Nurses, this degree completion program will put you on a path to success. The part-time nursing degree is designed to meet the needs of our busy students who are balancing life and work in addition to studies. Courses are conveniently offered online with in person support services to help you succeed. Nurses with a BSN are needed in areas such as acute care, healthcare administration, and many other areas. Graduates with WCU's Philadelphia nursing degree continue to grow professionally and are qualified to take on a number of roles in both acute and chronic healthcare settings as well as community settings. Many graduates continue on for graduate school which qualifies them for leadership or nursing education positions. The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2019.

WCU Nursing is CCNE Accredited

The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, the Master's degree in Nursing, and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at West Chester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended sent to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Philadelphia Nursing Required Courses

Required Courses

  • NSG 313 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NSG 311 Community and Public Health Nursing
  • NSL 311 Community and Public Health Nursing
  • NSG 412 Leadership, Management, and Professional Role Issues
  • NSL 412 Leadership, Management, and Professional Role Issues

NSL 311 and NSL 412, taken concurrently with NSG 311 and NSG 412, are focused clinical courses. These courses include specific clinically-focused assignments, coordinated with online content that are due throughout the semester. These assignments may be individual or group-based and are completed outside of instruction time according to specific guidelines and timelines, given to you and facilitated by the clinical instructor. Students complete both direct and indirect care to communities, clients and agencies through these focused clinical assignments.


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