RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program
The RN – BSN (Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing) Program is designed for the student who currently possesses an Associate Degree or Diploma Registered Nurse (RN) license. The blended and full distance tracks for degree completion options are offered for working nurses who require greater flexibility in the education schedule in order to complete their Bachelor Degree in Nursing. The hybrid program allows the student to attend class on campus one evening a week, or one Saturday a week, and remaining work is completed online during the week. The full distance online program allows the student to complete almost all of the program online (BSN 401 & BSN 441 are Practicum courses and require Role Performance with a preceptor).
Length of Program: 46 Weeks – 22 Months (4 courses per semester, complete in 1 year; 1 course per semester complete in 22 months/max length)
Total Clock Hours: 1,050
Preceptorship – Hours Working at a Clinical Site: 180 hours between 2 courses
Graduates will receive a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) Degree in Nursing
At the completion of the baccalaureate program in nursing the student will:
- Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from nursing, natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts in the practice of professional nursing.
- Practice professional nursing competently and safely in diverse settings, utilizing caring, critical thinking and therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals, families, aggregates/populations, and communities at any developmental stage and with varied health experiences.
- Utilize the knowledge, skills and technologies to practice independently and collaboratively with all health professionals as an advanced beginner professional nurse.
- Integrate research findings and nursing theory in decision making in professional nursing evidence-based practice.
- Apply concepts of leadership and management to the practice of professional nursing to enhance quality and safety in health care.
- Integrate professional caring into practice decisions that encompass values, ethical, and moral and legal aspects of nursing.
- Communicate effectively with clients, peers, and all health care providers.
- Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of self and others.
- Participate in the advancement of the profession to improve health care for the betterment of the global society.
- Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness
Prerequisites: Proof of current, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse and proof of education.
Please refer to the latest School Catalog for more information.