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Westfield State University to Host Information Session for RN to BSN Program

WESTFIELD — The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University will host an information session for the RN to BSN program on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Nettie M. Stevens Science and Innovation Center, Room 118, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

The RN to BSN degree program is designed for licensed registered nurses who already have an associate degree in nursing and wish to further their education. A four-year degree in nursing is becoming a requirement in the field.

This program is offered in Westfield, Springfield, and Northampton through an accessible hybrid format, with the majority of courses taking place online and occasional evening courses on campus. An orientation is offered at the start of the program to acclimate students to the online learning and campus environments. The consistent and flexible schedule allows students to plan their program of study around work and family obligations. Eligible students may transfer up to 90 credits toward their degree and are required to complete 30 credits. Students may opt to attend part-time or full-time. Full-time students can expect to finish the program in as soon as one year. 

“The RN to BSN Program at Westfield State University recognizes registered nurses as adult learners and active professionals,” said Program Director Jessica Holden. “We seek to provide an experience that will help earn a degree while meeting personal learning preferences. Ours is a student-friendly program that is flexible and respectful of the unique skill and talent each student brings to the program. We encourage and expect our learners to be self-directed and actively involved in learning.”

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