Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online

Prepare for a successful nursing practice that empowers your ability to deliver expert care and compassion to diverse patients in a variety of settings.

Apply by: 1/3/22
Start class: 1/24/22

Program Overview

Take a closer look at WP’s RN to BSN online program.

$8,250 Total Tuition
10 months Duration
30* Credit Hours

Broaden your career opportunities and meet the challenges of changing nursing responsibilities in contemporary healthcare with the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program from William Paterson University.

Our innovative program is committed to your growth, enabling you to earn a premier nursing degree affordably and with the flexibility to accommodate your schedule. Throughout this program, our RN to BSN faculty will encourage your pursuit of self-development, professional growth, and leadership capabilities. As a graduate, you will be prepared to continue your nursing education at the master's or doctorate level.

Graduates of this online RN to BSN program will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the humanities, the natural and behavioral sciences, and nursing to implement nursing practice decisions
  • Engage in critical thinking in all aspects of nursing
  • Deliver culturally sensitive care reflecting global issues at all levels of prevention
  • Use and manage information technology in nursing practice
  • Communicate effectively in professional relationships
  • Collaborate with patients, families, and other healthcare providers to design, manage, and coordinate healthcare
  • Apply economic and management principles in leadership roles
  • Evaluate research findings as they apply to nursing practice
  • Practice nursing as prescribed by legal standards and in accordance with ethical principles
  • Synthesize knowledge from the humanities, the natural and behavioral sciences, and nursing to implement nursing practice decisions
  • Engage in critical thinking in all aspects of nursing
  • Deliver culturally sensitive care reflecting global issues at all levels of prevention
  • Use and manage information technology in nursing practice
  • Communicate effectively in professional relationships
  • Collaborate with patients, families, and other healthcare providers to design, manage, and coordinate healthcare
  • Apply economic and management principles in leadership roles
  • Evaluate research findings as they apply to nursing practice
  • Practice nursing as prescribed by legal standards and in accordance with ethical principles

This RN to BSN online program prepares you for a variety of roles, such as:

  • Surgical Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Critical Care Nurse
$8,250 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30* Credit Hours

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, post-master's degree certification in adult gerontology and family nurse practitioner, and DNP programs at William Paterson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Expires June 30, 2030.

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Tuition

Earning a degree from WP is more affordable than you might expect.

The RN to BSN online program from William Paterson University offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$8,250 Total Tuition
$275 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$8,250 Total Tuition
$275 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Put these dates in your calendar so you will never miss a deadline.

William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

1/3/22 Apply Date
1/24/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks
Spring I1/24/221/3/221/9/221/18/221/20/223/13/227 weeks
Spring II3/21/223/1/223/7/223/15/223/17/225/8/227 weeks
Summer I5/16/224/26/225/2/225/10/225/12/227/3/227 weeks
Summer II7/11/226/21/226/27/227/5/227/7/228/28/227 weeks
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/30/229/1/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/25/2210/27/2212/18/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

1/3/22 Apply Date
1/24/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Get started on your RN to BSN online program.

At WP, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the RN to BSN online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

  • Associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution
  • RN license, valid and unencumbered
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the RN to BSN online program:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Associate degree or diploma from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Valid, unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Explore the courses in WP’s RN to BSN online program.

For the RN to BSN online, you must complete 27 credit hours of core courses and a three-credit-hour elective.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed as a writing intensive course to help the student understand and utilize research concepts and methods by developing the ability to analyze, criticize, and interpret research. Students address the process of how research is applied to nursing practice through critiquing several published research studies and submitting an evidence-based practice project proposal.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The application of public health concepts provides the framework for this course. In conjunction with community partners, students conduct a community assessment collecting data from a variety of sources. Selected health indicators are discussed, as are goals, objectives and interventions to improve the health of populations. Principles of epidemiology are applied. Students observe and participate in health policy development and delivery of services at the community level.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a study of the economics of illness care, third-party payers and the business of healthcare. The application of economic principles and tools will be used to examine the health care industry and the role of the nurse. The content includes demand management; concepts of efficiency; impact regulation and health care policy; and an understanding of economic decision-making in the health care arena.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the student will develop collaborative relationships with patients, families and other health care providers in order to design and coordinate health care. Students will demonstrate judicious integration of evidence and other sources of information in nursing care of populations and individuals. Students will engage in experiences in a variety of public health/community settings and will care for clients across the age span with physical and psycho-social needs. Students are expected to take an active role in the construction of their own learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will enable the students to examine the economic, sociocultural, ethical and legal processes affecting health care delivery systems and their subsequent effect on the nursing profession. Emphasis will be placed on leadership and management theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This seminar course is the application of nursing leadership concepts necessary for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Class activities promote leadership practice in assessing outcome indicators related to health problems/diagnoses of children and adults. Students synthesize nursing and inter-professional knowledge as they hone the ability to manage health care situations and enact the professional nursing role.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the pathogenesis of major conditions affecting clients across the lifespan, including children, child-bearing women and young adults, adults and older adults. Assessment of complex clinical situations will be analyzed along with laboratory and diagnostic data to provide a rationale for nursing management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores the social determinants of health, political process, and development of social policy. Evidence-based populations interventions and outcomes will be examined. Selected legislation that influences healthcare delivery will be analyzed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the study of history taking, physical exam and laboratory/diagnostic techniques that support the assessment and diagnosis of young adults, adults, and older adults by the advanced practice nurse. The course allows the student to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment including health history and physical examination of the young adult, adult, and older adult and to address common healthcare problems seen in a primary care community setting.
Students must choose one of the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides evidence-based knowledge on the leadership of advanced practice nurse roles within the healthcare delivery system. Current socio-cultural, ethical, and legal issues will be examined. The role of the APN will be analyzed in working in interdisciplinary teams and focus on the skills of collaboration with other health professions to improve quality care.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with information that will enable them to apply clinical pharmacotherapeutics to client care. Standard and new drugs; drug delivery systems in pharmacotherapy; age-and illness-related modifications across the lifespan; and drug and food interactions are emphasized. The legal and regulatory aspects of drug administration with the prescriptive authority of the advanced practice nurse will be explored.

*Students without pre-requisite foundation courses may require additional credits.

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