Accelerated RN to BS in Nursing Program

Accelerated RN to BS in Nursing Program

Penn State Schuylkill RN - B.S. Accelerated Schedule Available at Berks

The RN to B.S. in Nursing program helps prepare nurses to meet the many changes in the health care field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. The Institute of medicine has recommended that 80% of nurses have a bachelor's degree by 2020. 

This program is open to registered nurses who have either an associate degree or a diploma in nursing. Penn State will award 33 credits nursing credits based on their RN license.

These 7-week accelerated classes are held in special classrooms that include the latest interactive video conferencing technology, allowing individuals to experience real-time classroom collaboration with instructors and peers--both in the same classroom and at other campus locations.  Because these courses are accelerated, online course work is also included to complement the classroom experience.

Benefits of Penn State's RN to BS Program:

  • Builds on the solid foundation of the registered nurses' basic nursing program
  • Prepares the registered nurse to meet the rapid changes in health care
  • Introduces the registered nurse to diverse and non-traditional aspects of nursing such as administration, pharmaceutical sales, managed care, and insurance
  • Provides a course schedule designed to meet the needs of the working nurse

Program Information Session:

When: TBD
Time: TBD
Where: Penn State Berks

Be sure to bring your transcripts along for evaluation. Marianne Adam, Nursing Coordinator, will be in attendance to answer your questions and walk you through the admissions process.

2016-2017 Classes

FALL I 2016

      ENGL 202D, Effective Business Writing
      NURS 357, Introduction to Nursing Informatics
      NURS 390, Transition and the professional Nursing Role

FALL II 2016

      STAT 250, Introduction to Biostatistics, 8:00 a.m. - noon
      Art Elective, noon - 4:00 p.m.
      NURS 251, Health Assessment, 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


      NURS 200W, Understanding and Applying Nursing Research
      Humanities Elective
      *NURS Elective (400 level)


     *NURS 465 - Health Concepts for Adults w/Complex Health Care Needs
      NURS Elective (400 level)
      NUTR 251, Introductory Principles of Nutrition


      *NURS 475, Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice
      *NURS 417 (4 credits), Family and Community Health Concepts
      CAS 100B, Effective Speech


     *NURS 475 (cont.), Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice
      Nursing Elective (400 level)

NOTE:  * Indicates a course that includes clinical activities.  Course order may change.  Please consult with your assigned academic adviser regarding degree requirements and your course selection.


Program Coordinator:  Marianne T. Adam, Ph.D., RN, CRNP, 570-385-6061 or email her at

Office of Enrollment Services:  570-385-6252 or