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Nursing BSN for 2nd Degree

Make the successful transition to a nursing career in our regionally renowned program.


This BSN program is tailored specifically for students who feel a new calling to serve in a healthcare setting, even if their previous studies were in a different field.

Students with a degree from an accredited college or university may be eligible to enroll in our undergraduate nursing program to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, gaining the clinical practice and academic background necessary for success.

Degree requirements can be completed in three semesters and two summers. It’s a traditional day program, with classes meeting two to three times a week during 15-week semesters and daily throughout the summer sessions.

What Sets Us Apart

Get experience early

Start clinical practice early in the program as you experience complex patient care in simulated situations to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor, and decision-making skills. Our simulation lab offers eight patient simulation rooms with audio-video recording, remote-viewing capabilities, and high-fidelity simulators, preparing future nurses for real-world scenarios in a range of healthcare field and industry positions. 

Focus on your success

In addition to an RN NCLEX Review Course, participate in community health programs and learn to share your knowledge with a variety of clinical population health groups. In the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and Nu Sigma WU’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honorary, you’ll develop leadership skills that you can take to the multiple job and career planning fairs we connect you to. 

One-on-one faculty attention

Full-time experienced nursing faculty, not teaching assistants, will advise you and lead classes that are small and attuned to your personal learning style. We place an emphasis on clinical practice, including in courses for pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. 

Establish high academic standards

Adherence to high academic standards promotes strong program outcomes. Application of theoretical concepts of evidence-based practice foster critical thinking and development of problem-solving skills.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Waynesburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.


View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.

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