RN Options - BSN or BSN with Early Admission to MSN or DNP

2023 Applications are not being accepted to the RN-options program at this time.

RN-BSN (Online offering)
RN-MSN (Online Offering in Informatics AND Clinical Nurse Leader- CNL)
RN-DNP (Onsite offering ONLY)

About our RN Options

RN Options provides professional nurses an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills at a school of nursing with an international reputation for excellence. Not only does this curriculum builds upon a professional nurse’s strengths and experiences, it expands knowledge and practice skills to provide potential career-changing opportunities.


The quality of care and patient outcomes are significantly impacted by the education attained by health care professionals, primarily nurses.


Pitt Nursing offers the RN-Options Program with options of obtaining either a RN to BSN or BSN with Early Admission to MSN/DNP.  RN-BSN courses are taught by the same faculty as the traditional four-year BSN program. At the graduate level courses, student are taught by faculty with great teaching experience, leaders in nursing profession, and experts in their field. Students also have many opportunities for hands-on learning in UPMC and its nationally-recognized healthcare facilities.