Wilson College offers registered nurses the chance to earn their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing through a flexible, convenient and affordable online format. With a BSN or MSN from Wilson you’ll have more opportunities to advance professionally and gain leadership responsibilities as well as increased earning potential. Compare the programs of study below to find the path that is right for you.


Pre-Licensure BSN Program



RN-MSN Bridge



This is a program for those who want to become registered nurses and obtain a BSN This is an accelerated program for LPNs to obtain their BSN This is a completion program for nurses who wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree One year of undergraduate preparation (bridge) and then enter the MSN program (GPA must be 3.0 or greater to enter MSN program) designed for nurses who would like to obtain an MSN in a shortened period of time Education (direct care provider) track is for nurses who want to teach or perhaps become an NP in the future; Leadership track (indirect care provider) is for those who do not want to stay in bedside practice


No pre-requisite courses are required; Will need to complete general college application, submit transcripts. Standardized test scores are required (SAT, ACT, HESI or TEAS) along with a nursing interview

Will need to complete general college application, submit transcripts, LPN license number. A letter of reference is required along with a standardized test

RN license; diploma or associate degree in nursing

RN license; diploma or associate degree in nursing; 2 years of experience at start of bridge or GPA > 3.5

RN license; BSN degree for Education track; Related baccalaureate degree for Leadership track


This is a 4-year program. Some students may be able to complete in 3 years

An individualized plan is created; most courses are evenings, online or hybrid. This was created for the working adult

Complete two 15-week courses in the fall and spring semesters; January term and summer courses depending on what courses are transferred in

Complete two 15-week courses for fall, spring, and summer semesters

Courses are 8 weeks long and completed one at a time (2 courses completed in every fall and spring semester with one course in the summer)



18 hours of credit for LPN license

39 to 60, pending transcript review

20 in the RN-MSN Bridge, then complete MSN program





1 ½ to 2 ½ years

1 Year

18 months


Full-Time; Limited
Part-Time Opening

Full- or part-time

Full or Part-Time


Full or Part-Time





Nursing Education Hotline
(717) 262-4853