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A Message from the ChairpersonA Message from the Chairperson

A Message from the Chairperson

Dr. Linda Pina, RN
Interim Chairperson, Department of Nursing

The RN-BSN program at California University of Pennsylvania was designed exclusively for registered nurses; there are no entry-level students in any of the upper-division nursing classes. The result is an innovative, flexible, relevant curriculum which is geared to specifically address the learning needs of professional nurses. California University of Pennsylvania recognizes the knowledge and skills of registered nurses by providing opportunities for advance placement credit, as well as an option to waive selected clinical experiences by portfolio evaluation. All upper-division nursing classes are offered in the evening, permitting students to earn 6 to 9 credits per semester by attending class only one evening per week. Students may opt for full or part-time study. The required upper-division nursing courses may be completed in 2 semesters of full-time or 4 semesters of part-time study.

The entire RN-BSN program can be completed online or in its entirety at the following sites:

  • Southpointe in Washington County (off I-79S)
  • Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus in West Mifflin
  • NEW! RN-BSN accelerated full-time program 100% online!


MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership part-time program 100% online!