Nursing – RN to BSN Program

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

RN to BSN Options: Convenient and flexible to meet your needs
  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Select Community Locations (Altoona & Johnstown)

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Program Information

The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is offered in three different formats to make it convenient and flexible for working adult students. All formats provide you with engaged faculty and personal advisors who focus on supporting your success in reaching your goals. Each option allows you to explore advancement possibilities with a leadership experience at the agency of your choice. Full and part time progression is supported.


  • Enjoy the convenience of courses that are 100% online
  • All courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions

On campus

  • Join other students in a traditional classroom environment on our scenic 193-acre campus in Cresson Pennsylvania.
  • Courses are offered in 15-week sessions

Community locations

  • Select a traditional classroom environment in off-campus locations
  • Currently offering off-campus community locations in Altoona, PA and Johnstown, PA
  • Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions
Key Areas of Focus

The RN to BSN program allows you to develop additional skills and experience under the guidance of our outstanding faculty. Graduates of our program are able to assume roles that demand critical thinking, communication, and interdisciplinary practice.

Your knowledge and experience will expand in ways you never expected:

  • Specialization and focus in areas of interest through the nursing leadership practicum and capstone courses
  • Key nursing roles:  promoting positive patient and family centered outcomes through the use of evidence-based strategies; research, informatics, leadership, and public health
  • Advocates of care for individuals, families, communities and populations – meet the needs of nursing in the 21st Century
Why Mount Aloysius College?

When you complete your BSN at Mount Aloysius College, you will be joining our distinguished alumni who know the difference a degree from a time-tested, quality nursing education program, makes in their life. This reputation has been well earned:

  • A nursing program that has been graduating caring, competent nurses since 1965
  • Faculty who are leaders and scholars and focus on supporting student success
  • A full complement of support staff to address your needs regardless of the length of time it has been since you last attended school
  • Graduates who are highly sought after for leadership roles, graduate school, and management positions

The RN to BSN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Their contact information is:

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Major Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Health Assessment for Nursing  (3 credits)
Human Pathophysiology  (3 credits)
Introduction to Research  (3 credits)
Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery  (3 credits)
Community Health  (3 credits)
Informatics in Health Care  (3 credits)
Organizational Behavior  (3 credits)
Leadership Practicum  (2 – 3 credits)

Core Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Connections I, II, III  (3 credits)
Rhetoric I, II  (6 credits)
Upper-Division Literature   (3 credits)
Literature/Art/Music/Theater  (3 credits)
History/Political Science  (3 credits)
Science  (3 – 4 credits)
Introduction to Statistics  (3 credits)
Information Communication Technologies  (3 credits)
Religious Studies/Philosophy  (6 credits)
Upper-Division Religious Studies  (3 credits)
Social Science  (6 credits)

Curriculum Plans Student Handbook Contact Us

For Admission Questions\Materials:
814-886-6406 or email

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Nursing Division FAX:



Meet Our Department!

Cynthia King
Dean of Nursing
Margaret Boyce
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Theresa Brady
Assistant Professor of Nursing/ Lab Simulation Coordinator
Veronica Fleming
Administrative Coordinator
Kimberly Garman
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Wesley King
Nursing IT Support Specialist / Simulation Technology Specialist
Sharon Kisel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Joan Krug
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Patricia Meintel
Associate Professor of Nursing
Bonnie Noll-Nelson
Department Chair, RN to BSN Program
Marianne Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Brian Smith
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Sue Clark
Instructor of Nursing
Alrene Gorsuch
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Tara A. Benko
Instructor of Nursing
Samantha L. Smeltzer
Nursing Faculty

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