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
  • patient safety
  • legal issues
  • ethical standards
  • technology integration
  • health care systems and policies

Receive crucial training in key areas such as:

  • communication
  • cultural and ethical understanding
  • leadership and critical thinking
  • knowledge in effectively managing the complex and changing landscape of today’s health care delivery systems

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.

Program Director Jessica Holden gives an inside look at Westfield State University’s RN to BSN program, offered at three locations.

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


Program Description
Fall 2016 is anticipated as the start of the RN to BSN program.

Contact Us

Questions about the application process?
Contact Assistant Director of Admission, Michelle Henrichon at mhenrichon@westfield.ma.edu or 413-572-8022

Questions about the Nursing program?
Contact Nursing Faculty, Jessica Holden at jholden@westfield.ma.edu or 413-572-8440