Gain the credentials you need to make a bigger impact in the lives of your patients with our RN-BSN and our RN-BSN-MSN programs.
Applicants located outside of the Commonwealth of PA should consult the University State Authorization website.
As hospitals and healthcare systems make the push to hire more BSN-educated nurses, many RNs are considering a return to school to advance their education.
Luckily we have two paths for you: RN to BSN or RN to BSN to MSN in Leadership Education
The RN-BSN Program is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which is an online degree completion program for nurses who already hold the RN licensure.
Plan of Study | Course Catalog Major RequirementsOur program prepares baccalaureate generalists in nursing to assist persons, families, and communities toward the goal of health throughout life.
The curriculum is based on a liberal arts foundation in the Judeo-Christian tradition and utilizes the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice within an integrated caring curriculum.
The RN-BSN-MSN in Leadership Education Program (MSN-LE) is an accelerated program that prepares academically qualified undergraduate RN-BSN nursing majors to take a fast-track approach toward their professional future that includes graduate level courses while enrolled in undergraduate studies. Students who qualify for this program may earn up to 12 master’s nursing credits by the completion of their BSN degree at Saint Francis University.
Plan of Study | Course Catalog Major Requirements
The online MSN-LE program prepares registered nurses for advanced roles that require increased accountability, expertise, and leadership. Graduates of Saint Francis University’s MSN program are prepared to assume roles as administrators and nursing educators.
1. Current, active, and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the state or commonwealth to complete clinical practicum coursework. Active current practice is required. (If a student plans to relocate out of the state or commonwealth of practice, while enrolled in the program, the student must immediately inform the RN-BSN Program Director, to discuss the impact on completion of clinical coursework.)2. Graduate of an accredited Diploma or Association Degree Nursing Program with a minimum GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is required.3. Official transcript from each institution from which the student has earned college credits.4. The applicant must be in good academic standing at the most recent institution attended.
30 credits of required SFU course work @ $485/credit (subject to change)
One time graduation fee $195 (subject to change)
Total tuition and fees for RN-BSN program: $14,745 for 30 credits + $195 graduation fee (payable whether or not the student attends commencement)*
*Total cost of tuition is dependent on the number of credits transferred in. Students need a total of 128 credits to graduate with their BSN Degree from SFU.
Currently there are no other fees associated with admission as a student in the RN-BSN Program. Although most courses will utilize online resources, students may be required to purchase course text books.
These estimated costs do not include any costs associated with travel/meals to and from student's field experience site, required clinical clearances, background checks, or certification exam fees.
33 credits of MSN course work @ $650/credit (subject to change)
Total tuition and fees for RN-BSN program giving the 12 credit discount: $19,665 for 33 credits + $195 graduation fee (payable whether or not the student attends commencement)
For more information contact the enrollment counselor at 814-472-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Financial Aid for student loan options at
FinAid@francis.edu or (814) 472-3010.
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