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R.N.-B.S.N. Degree Completion

Now available in 3 Locations and Online!

  • Oskaloosa Campus
  • Creston, Iowa—Southwestern Community College
  • Marshalltown, Iowa—Marshalltown Community College
  • Online

You can now earn your William Penn University Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online! Request information for more details.

“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

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Nursing B.S.N. Pin

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.
The 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.

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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The William Penn University R.N.–B.S.N. Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. See the IBON Nursing Education Programs Approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate program at William Penn University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

William Penn University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


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.

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

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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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Brenda Krogh Duree, Nursing Director

Brenda Krogh Duree, Nursing Director

Thank you for your interest in William Penn University (WPU) and your dedication to receiving your Bachelor of Science degree in nursing! The WPU nursing program recognizes that the nursing profession can be rewarding and challenging! William Penn’s Completion Program offers a practical approach, grounded by a leadership curriculum to aid you in obtaining your B.S.N. Our program’s focus is to assist the registered nurse in building on the skills and knowledge that you bring to WPU; and facilitating your personal and professional growth in yourself and as a nurse. The program is offered in a hybrid format, with nursing classes meeting 1 day per week on campus.

The faculty and staff are kind, caring and committed to providing the WPU nursing student with the tools needed to meet today’s healthcare challenges. We are hopeful that the nursing website will provide answers to your questions; please contact me at 641-673-1064 or

Warm regards,
Brenda Duree


NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Sharon DeKock M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., R.N.C.641-673-1299emailInstructor of NursingPenn 215
Veronica Grim, B.S.E., M.A.641-673-1298emailNursing Office AssociatePenn 215
Brenda Krogh Duree, Ph.D, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N.641-673-1064emailDirector of NursingPenn 215