A Message from the Chairperson
Cheryl A. Hettman, PhD, RN
Nursing Department Chairperson
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 BSN program can be completed at any of one of the three sites: