Nursing—B.S.N. Degree Completion 

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Now available in 5 Locations! 

  • Oskaloosa Campus
  • Clive Campus
  • Ottumwa, Iowa—Indian Hills Community College
  • Creston, Iowa—Southwestern Community College
  • Marshalltown, Iowa—Marshalltown Community College 

Nursing_Students_2013"Generally, registered nurses with at least a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Current RN License required for acceptance in the program 

William Penn University offers Registered Nurses (R.N.) a comprehensive curriculum to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (B.S.N.), built on the pre-license RN program. Transcript evaluation gives full recognition of previous education consistent with the Iowa R.N.-B.S.N. Articulation Agreement.

Nursing B.S.N. PinThe William Penn Nursing Program focuses on complexities of decision-making for providing professional nursing care. Students enhance their leadership skills that are essential to nursing practice in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. In addition, students develop communication skills necessary for the business environment of the health care setting. The nursing program provides students with the focus and knowledge to make important decisions about a patient's health in a variety of nursing situations such as primary care, aggregates, or communities.

Nursing Scholarships Available

Scholarships and institutional grants are available for nurses. Download the Word document or PDF for a list of scholarship resources. Please contact the Nursing Department for more information at 641-673-1298 or


Nursing majors are eligible for a variety of health care professions upon receiving their B.S.N. degree from William Penn University. Possibilities include positions in the following: professional staff nursing, assuming micro- or meso-level leadership roles, or certification in many nursing specialties. The graduate will also be prepared to progress in their careers through pursuit of advanced nursing degrees.

Preceptorship Experience

William Penn University Nursing majors are required to participate in preceptorship experience before completion of B.S.N. requirements. Preceptorship experience provides students with deeper understanding of professional nursing roles and responsibilities. Students are given the opportunity to acquire greater working knowledge of their health care setting and the community.  

Learning Environments

Nursing majors are exposed to a variety of learning environments. These include but are not limited to: blended learning (classroom and online), experiential learning, and clinical situations in health care settings or in the community. Students are also encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors to enhance their success in the nursing program.

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CampusRN Scholarship Program

CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.

The deadline for applications is April 1st, students can apply for the scholarship program at: 

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"I watch nurses transform personally and professionally as they obtain their BSN at William Penn University. This is the best part of my job!" 
-Brenda Krogh Duree, Director of Nursing