BSN for the Registered Nurse


Our program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing was developed with working nurses in mind. The program is rooted in the AACN’s baccalaureate essentials, and is customized for each student based on prior course work. All students will complete a set of core RN-BSN major courses as well as any unsatisfied WCU general education requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • CCNE-accredited
  • Earn your BSN in as little as three semesters
  • 100% online
  • Ranked #1 in NCLEX pass rates in 2019
  • No charge for transfer credits
  • CLEP credits accepted

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. http://www.ccneaccreditation.org

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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