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Build Your Career with an R.N. to B.S. Degree

Expand your professional opportunities and move up to a position of leadership!

  • Designed for the practicing R.N.
  • 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 in advancing your career. Our R.N. to B.S. program builds and expands on the R.N. competencies needed to lead change and positively affect the health care industry. Earning a B.S. degree can prepare you properly 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 R.N. license.


The R.N. to B.S. in nursing program is 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 (earned by portfolio verification for licensed R.N.s). Previous college credits earned can be evaluated and used towards the program. Please consult your adviser for more information.

Penn State Beaver is partnering with Penn State Shenango to offer the RN to BS in Nursing degree program at Beaver.

For additional information, please contact:

For admissions information, contact Dana Alvetro, program assistant, Penn State Beaver, 724-773-3700, dlb31@psu.edu.

For program information or an adviser, contact Dr. Kathy Mastrian, Associate Professor, Nursing, Penn State Shenango, 724-983-2871, kgm1@psu.edu.


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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