William Peace University Becomes Only Triangle Institution to Offer RN to BSN Program

Oct 18, 2018

William Peace University is excited to announce it has become the only Triangle institution to offer a RN to BSN program through its School of Professional Studies (SPS). Beginning January 2019, registered nurses who hold an associates degree in nursing can earn their bachelors degree with flexible class schedules at an affordable rate.

This SPS program is designed for nontraditional students who need flexibility in scheduling due to existing job and family commitments – including nontraditional work hours. Nurses will benefit from a mix of on-campus, online, and on-site courses at partner hospitals such as Wake Med and UNC Rex Healthcare, making for a unique learning experience offered nowhere else in the Triangle Region. In addition, there is a 25% discount for Wake Med & UNC Rex Healthcare employees.

As an RN, earning a BSN can help you broaden your understanding of the nursing field and expand your potential career opportunities into leadership and specialized nursing positions. With six start dates throughout the year, you can build a personalized track and take classes either part time or full time. Transfer up to 90 credits, which means you could potentially earn a BSN in as little as 12 months.

“We are excited to be creating partnerships with high quality health care organizations throughout Raleigh to help them excel at their work of serving those in need.”

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of William Peace University

“Our RN to BSN program is committed to providing a quality education that values professional growth and excellence in patient care,” said Kobie Leiper, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Nursing/RN to BSN Program Director. “The RN to BSN program at WPU will provide each student with support and personalized attention to ensure a quality education. Here at WPU, we want to serve the local nurses so they can attain their BSN in a supportive and convenient setting.”

“We have launched more than 10 new academic programs in the last 18 months as part of our new Strategic Plan, Believe in Peace. The RN to BSN program is a natural extension of our strong sciences division here at Peace and we are confident we’ll be helping hundreds of nurses throughout the region to advance their education and careers,” said Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Furthermore, we are excited to be creating partnerships with high quality health care organizations throughout Raleigh to help them excel at their work of serving those in need.”

WPU’s RN to BSN program is a great fit for working nurses who desire advanced education at the baccalaureate degree level. The program has been created with students’ work schedules in mind so they can work on their degree at their own pace. This program is for RNs who are dedicated to the profession and are seeking education to further their careers in leadership, advanced practice, research, healthcare informatics, as well as the many paths open to the nursing profession.

Each student in the School of Professional Studies works directly with our Academic Success Coach for individualized advising through all aspects of the program. The Center for Student Success provides online and campus-based tutoring as well.

Key Facts

  • 25% discount for Wake Med & UNC Rex Healthcare employees
  • Flexible hybrid classes for working nurses (on campus, online, on site)
  • Hands-on expert nursing faculty
  • Downtown Raleigh location in close proximity to local hospitals
  • Six convenient start dates throughout the academic year
  • Part-time & full-time classes
  • Opportunity to transfer up to 90 credits
  • Cost: $450/credit hour

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