Program Director Jessica Holden gives an inside look at Westfield State University’s RN to BSN program, offered at three locations. Take the Next Step to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree!
Our RN to BSN program prepares registered nurses (RNs) who hold an Associate of Science in Nursing to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Complete a program of study that builds upon existing knowledge and skills and prepares you to take on a broader role in health care. With a BSN, you are prepared to achieve leadership roles, gain professional mobility and continue on to graduate study in nursing.
How Long Will It Take?
Our RN to BSN program may be completed in
. 12, 15, or 24 months The program is a
hybrid of online and in-person courses allowing for flexibility of nurses work schedules. WSU accepts up to 90-credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
The program starts in
September or January with admission deadlines of April 1st or November 1st. What Will I Learn?
Our curriculum covers subjects including:
research and the application of evidence-based practice
health care systems and policies
Receive crucial training in key areas such as:
cultural and ethical understanding
leadership and critical thinking
knowledge in effectively managing the complex and changing landscape of today’s health care delivery systems
Shane Fontaine '17 describes his experience in the RN to BSN program at Westfield State. How Much Will It Cost?
We offer the most affordable RN-BSN program in Western Massachusetts.
The total cost to complete all Nursing courses is under $11,000. What Are The Admission Requirements?
Have an associate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on college/ university courses completed prior to admission
Possess an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States by the start of the program
Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
Submit one academic or professional recommendation
We’re Here to Help.
We understand that it can be intimidating going back to school, and you may be balancing work, family and education, so we’ve put a few things in place to make your transition easier.
Need help navigating online learning?
Our experts in the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) are here to help.
Not feeling confident about your writing skills?
Our Reading and Writing Center professionals can assist!
Worried about a changing class schedule?
All of our nursing courses meet on Thursdays, so scheduling is easier. Contact Us
Questions about the Nursing program?
Contact Nursing Faculty, Jessica Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-572-8440
Questions about the application process or any other questions?
Contact Admission Coordinator, Shelly Henrichon, at 413-572-8022 or email email@example.com