Why Choose Widener University?
At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.
Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.
It is our goal to develop true leaders who inspire positive change throughout our community.
When you graduate with an online degree from Widener, you are fully prepared with the professional experience, knowledge, and drive to advance your career and lead in your field.
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Our BSN for registered nurses expands your current caregiving expertise and positions you as an excellent candidate for hospitals striving for Magnet Recognition Program status.
Grow as a leader within your healthcare facility with policy knowledge and evidence-based practice. Our program is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) essentials and can be completed in as little as one year or create your own custom program plan and take one course at a time. All candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher prior to admission.
Financial Aid at Widener University
Financial aid, including federal loans and grants, is available for Widener University online students to help pay for education expenses. Employer tuition reimbursement arrangements can also be made for qualified students with employer documentation.
You can apply for financial aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Widener University code is 003313.
Contact us to learn more about the financial aid application process.