Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Goals

The Nursing RN to BSN program is one of two programs offered by the Nursing Department of the College of Science and Technology.

The nursing program seeks to:

  • Provide high levels of liberal and professional educational experiences to a diverse nursing student population.
  • Prepare graduates with superior knowledge and skills to serve local, national, and global communities through quality, patient-centered, holistic nursing care.
  • Develop nurse leaders who are caring, knowledgeable in nursing science, adept in research, secure in the use of related technologies, and prepared for continuous advancement in our ever-evolving healthcare environments.
  • Prepare nurse leaders who are prepared to provide quality, patient-centered, holistic nursing care, participate in the building of nursing profession through nursing practice, research and scholarship intended to improve health outcomes for all people.

(Hybrid courses are scheduled to launch early spring 2016, online courses are scheduled to launch fall 2016)

The RN-BSN program is CCNE accredited  The program is available on campus or online, offers an efficient bridge for diploma and ADN-prepared nurses who wish to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers. The innovative concept-based curriculum includes specific areas of study in research, professional roles and values, population health, and leadership. These areas challenge our students to take an active role in meeting the increasing complexities of healthcare affecting local, national, and global communities.

Our digitally enhanced courses are offered in an organized and supportive learning environment. Students enjoy the convenience and flexibility of 24/7 access to all course materials to best fit the needs of the busy RN adult learner. You have the opportunity to apply up to 33 credits toward a BSN degree through transfer credits from an accredited associate degree or diploma-nursing program. General education credits may be awarded through transfer, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or online courses. Graduates of the program will be awarded the BSN degree upon completion of all requirements for the nursing major.

The RN-BSN nursing courses are 7 weeks in length and are offered on a rolling calendar. Students join together in cohort groups and take all of their nursing major core classes together. The courses in the RN to BSN program are taken one at a time in sequence, allowing the major to be completed in about 20 months. The program is designed specifically for adult learners who prefer guided independent study, practical professional application, and a collegial relationship with faculty and other students. Once all pre-requisites are satisfied, you can start the program during the fall and spring semesters.

RN to BSN Resources

Nursing Program Application

RN to BSN Handbook

RN to BSN program Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information on admission to and programs of study at the Lincoln University Nursing program, contact the RN-BSN coordinator, Dana Wallace at 484-365-7707.


A BSN degree enables you to:

  • Expand career opportunities, i.e. joining a Magnet Hospital®
  • Improve your earning potential
  • Participate in leadership roles
  • Pursue ongoing professional growth

Benefits of Lincoln University’s Hybrid/Online RN-BSN Program

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized learning
  • Clinical practicums that are tailored to meet your needs which can be completed in a healthcare facility near you
  • Flexible scheduling


All general education and pre-nursing courses must be completed before enrollment in nursing major core courses.

  • Proof of current unencumbered RN licensure (USA)
  • Application to Lincoln University 
  • Application to the nursing program
  • Clearances are required for the Capstone course

Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.


For more information contact the Nursing Department.