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WIDENER University Partnership

We are pleased to announce an educational partnership between PONL and Widener University to provide PONL members increased access to nursing education.

As an education partner of PONL Widener University is excited to announce 20% tuition savings for active PONL members for our programs listed below.

Join a community of top scholars, accomplished nurses, and those who share your enthusiasm for the nursing profession. Regardless of your nursing background, this community will support you as you elevate your career and patient care.

Go from RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP on an accelerated pathway. Turn your BSN into an advanced degree with several fast-track options. No matter which program you pursue, you’ll earn your degree from a School of Nursing twice named a Center of Excellence by the League for Nursing and recognized as a 2022-2023 College of Distinction for Nursing.

Our BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The MSN Family (Individual across the Lifespan) CRNP program is also approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Program Spotlight

RN to BSN to MSN

    • Complete your RN to BSN degree 100% online. There are no required on-site residencies.
    • Start when you're ready. Enter the program fall, spring, or summer.
    • Set a timeframe that fits your schedule. Set your own pace.
    • Go further faster with transfer credits. Transform previous college courses into program credits to complete the program faster.
    • Complete three graduate courses at non-graduate course pricing! Three online graduate courses are woven into the RN to BSN curriculum and offered at the RN to BSN tuition rate with a 20% discount for all active PONL members! Upon completion of your BSN, you may start one of our MSN programs right away or at a later date. These credits never expire and are a great way to earn a master's degree at an accelerated rate.


Our flexible course delivery system makes it possible for you to fit any one of our master’s programs into your busy life. Classes are offered in-person and online to work with your schedule. MSN concentrations include:

    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) CRNP
    • Nursing Education
    • Executive Nurse Leadership


Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing may continue their academic journey by pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Concentrations include:

    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option (Online/In-Person)
    • Adult-Gerontology CNS Option (Online/In-Person)
    • Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) CRNP Option (Online/In-Person)
    • Health Systems Leadership Option (Online Only)

Interested in applying, want more information, or have questions for Widener University?

Please contact:

Jill C. Gilbert, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment

(610) 499-1229

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