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RN-BSN Online Program Overview

Your secret to nursing success is our curriculum.

Advance from bedside care into a skilled nurse leader.

Gannon University’s CCNE-accredited online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program provides you with the knowledge, training and faculty mentorship needed to successfully transition your nursing career from the bedside into one of a skilled nurse leader. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on nurse leadership and focuses on population healthcare, health promotion, and the care of the sick in all environments. In addition to its leadership-oriented approach, the curriculum features courses not widely present in other RN-BSN online programs, such as:

  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Nurse Power Politics
  • Forensic Nursing

It is this approach that has earned Gannon University a reputation for graduating exceptional nurse leaders, as well as being a leading force in advanced nurse education in both the Erie area and beyond.

Average annual salary for nurse leaders in 2014 was $65,470.1

What Makes Our Online RN to BSN Different

The core differentiator of Gannon’s online RN-BSN program is its rigorous and well-crafted curriculum. In addition to its nursing core, all electives offered within our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are nursing focused, as opposed to the more generic liberal-arts focus found in other programs. This ensures that your passion for patient care and nurse leadership remain at the core of your academic journey.

Gannon offers you a quality program that can save you time and money by waiving credits for work experience.

Gannon also recognizes the training and education you already have, and can waive up to 32 credits based on your previous RN program. Combined with the program’s flexible online format, Gannon’s online RN-BSN is a recognized and quality program that can save you time and money. This places you on a faster track toward your career aspirations.

Key Program Benefits

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Exceptional faculty — all hold a master’s degree in nursing or above
  • Well-crafted curriculum — rare courses not found in other programs
  • 100% online coursework — ideal for working nurses
  • No application fee

Career Outcomes: Salary and Industry Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that nursing professionals earned an average annual income of $65,470 in 2014.1 As hospitals seek magnet status, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is viewed by many employers not as a desired credential, but one that is mandatory for continued employment. Gannon’s online RN-BSN program can help you elevate your career and knowledge of the nursing profession so that you become an invaluable asset within the evolving healthcare market.

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Online RN-BSN Outcomes: Real Results

Upon completion of Gannon’s RN to BSN online program, you will have the skills, knowledge and leadership ability to excel within nursing and healthcare. You will graduate confident in your ability to:

  • Provide competent, evidence-based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Make nursing practice decisions using emerging knowledge and research from applied sciences.
  • Scale theories and concepts from the arts and humanities and the natural and social sciences in professional practice.
  • Pursue a graduate-level degree, such as an MSN or DNP, should you desire.

Get More Information on Gannon’s Online RN to BSN Program

To learn more about Gannon University’s online RN to BSN and how it can prepare you be a leader in the nursing profession, call (877) 497-5854 to speak with a program manager or request more information.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics,