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Nursing (RN to BSN)

Bachelor's Completion Program

If you鈥檙e a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing, a BSN from 六合彩开奖记录t will prepare you to deliver enhanced outcomes for your patients and advance your career as a clinician, manager, educator or scholar. 六合彩开奖记录t鈥檚 blended RN to BSN program combines online courses with in-person learning, making for a flexible program that works with your schedule. With a new discounted tuition rate, plus tuition benefits for employees of certain area hospitals, there鈥檚 never been a better time to build on your education and experience and earn your BSN!

Program Overview

The RN to BSN completion program is a flexible option for registered nurses who wish to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in two additional years. As part of our professional identity, we value interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork to promote effective communication and shared decision-making. We believe nurses use information and technology to communicate, access resources, promote patient safety, and engage in continuous quality improvement. Professional nurses adhere to the established standards of practice and are accountable within the legal and ethical framework of the profession. Inherent in this is the belief that professional education is a continuous life-long process necessary to integrate the best current evidence for clinical practice. In keeping with the core values of 六合彩开奖记录t University, we believe nurses are ambassadors of service demonstrating the values of social mercy, global responsibility, intellectual creativity, and reflective awareness.

We believe learners are self-directed and build on prior knowledge and life experiences. Learning is facilitated by various teaching strategies which consider individual learning preferences and varied teaching and educational methodologies, including synchronous and asynchronous distance learning. The faculty encourages and supports the spirit of inquiry to challenge the status quo and question underlying assumptions.

Fast Facts

  • Your online experience includes opportunities to interact with classmates and professors in real time through applied projects, review sessions and presentations.
  • You鈥檒l be a full 六合彩开奖记录t student, with the same access to the university鈥檚 amenities, library system, writing center, career services, health services, etc., as a traditional student.
  • Whether you鈥檙e attending class meetings in person or online, you鈥檒l benefit from a supportive atmosphere and meaningful connections with your peers.

Balancing Work, Family, and Education

Earning a BSN is a major step in advancing your nursing career, and we understand that fitting coursework and study time in your schedule can be a challenge. 六合彩开奖记录t鈥檚 RN to BSN program strives to accommodate working nurses, with online coursework and class meetings structured to work around your schedule, leaving you time for family and career commitments.

Students and professors in the program benefit from the close-knit community and sense of camaraderie in our department. Each student will have the support of an experienced full-time 六合彩开奖记录t RN to BSN professor to advise and mentor you throughout your time in the program. We鈥檒l get to know you as an individual鈥攜our strengths and challenges, and personal and professional goals鈥攁s we work together to make the most of your time at 六合彩开奖记录t.

    More and more hospitals are requiring the majority of their Registered Nurses to be educated at the BSN level. In fact, the Institute of Medicine鈥檚 reports recommend the nursing profession increase the number of nurses with a BSN to 80 percent. The report found that BSN-prepared nurses are better equipped to handle the increasing complexity of 21st century nursing care. In The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) cites a number of studies that demonstrate better nursing education is linked to better quality of patient care.

    Applicants for the RN to BSN completion program must have an unencumbered RN license (any state), all official transcripts from accredited higher education institutions, and an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree OR diploma.

    • Employ strategies to minimize risk of harm to individuals, groups, and communities by methodically addressing system problems in health
    • Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient (and their family) preferences and values for the achievement of quality nursing and patient outcomes.
    • Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care at the individual and group
    • Utilize technology and innovation that supports evidence-based decision-making, the management of information, and safe, quality patient care.
    • Engage in nursing actions that reflect integrity, caring, advocacy, and a commitment to influence evidence-based practice to improve the care of diverse patient populations.
    • Demonstrate a knowledgeable, holistic, caring, and culturally aware professional demeanor with patients, families, and communities across all care settings.

    六合彩开奖记录t REACH and outREACH (39 credits)

    • Some major requirements may also fulfill components of the REACH curriculum.The RN to BSN curriculum builds on the student鈥檚 associate degree or diploma in nursing and requires a total of 120 Credits. All previous student transcripts will be reviewed, and the student may need to take specific liberal arts courses to fulfill the REACH curriculum. Each student will be advised of specific requirements at the beginning of the program.

    Nursing (BSN) Major Core Courses (8 courses; 31 credits)

    • NURS 300: PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT (3 credits)
    • NURS 301: RESEARCH & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (4 credits)
    • NURS 302: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING INFORMATICS (3 credits)听
    • NURS 303: THE EXPERIENCE OF CHRONIC ILLNESS (3 credits)
    • NURS 400: HEALTH PROMOTION & PREVENTION (3 credits)听
    • NURS 401: NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY (6 credits)听
    • NURS 402: MULTI-CULT & GLOBAL PERPSP HLTH CARE (3 credits)听
    • NURS 404: LEADERSHIP IN NURSING (6 credits)

    The RN to BSN program at 六合彩开奖记录t University is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037. 202-909-2487.

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