BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
BSN stands for bachelor of science in nursing, a degree program that provides registered nurses the education they need to stand out from the competition. By enrolling in a BSN degree program as an RN, you will receive the latest knowledge and skills needed to care for patients in an ever-changing nursing field. Additionally, a BSN can provide nurses with educational experience to take on more responsibilities and pursue management level roles that often require this in-depth training.
In the rapidly changing healthcare field, the need for highly prepared and educated nurses is at a premium. Your RN to BSN degree program will focus on developing your technology skills along with the personal skills required to meet the needs of the patient population. Your courses will be taught by faculty with real-world knowledge, who are proficient in their area of nursing practice, and who have demonstrated scholarship. You will apply knowledge gained to client/family/community concepts across the continuum through critical thinking, research, nursing skills, and theory. As a graduate of the BSN degree, you will be prepared to practice using advocacy, autonomy, accountability, ethics, and respect. Upon completion of the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), you will be able to:
Apply nursing leadership concepts and skills to promote quality care and patient safety across a variety of healthcare settings
Apply (a) current evidence and (b) critical thinking and (c) assessment skills to professional nursing practice
Use technological and informatics systems related to health care to promote quality patient care
Synthesize local and federal policies that affect health, health care delivery, and health care management
Use inter-professional communication and collaborative skills to communicate with and educate peers, health care professionals, patients and their families, and the community
Assess health and wellness beliefs and practices to promote health and disease prevention among individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, through lifelong learning and engagement, to grow professionally
Integrate holistic nursing knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes into practice across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare environments
otal number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 52 credits*
Major Course Requirements: 42 credits*
Electives: 26 credits
* In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.