Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers and efficient, competency-extending RN to BSN program for licensed, registered nurses. The program, which is primarily an online course of study, is designed for those nurses desiring to prepare for career advancement and a graduate education by obtaining a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Adult learners can progress more rapidly through the three term program of study in cohorts that foster team-based learning.
Admissions advisors review prerequisite courses to optimize credit transfer. Once all prerequisites are completed, nurses complete the RN to BSN nursing intensive program in one year. The three term program builds on each RN’s existing knowledge, skills and abilities. Each term includes two intensive sessions, with faculty and fellow classmates on campus.
Each session is an all-day experience, which introduces the concurrent online courses and provides academic enrichment. The faculty collaborates to integrate the assignments. The assignments are designed to meet RN to BSN competencies, and lead to the completion of one major project per term. Each term project contributes to a culminating, single field-based project designed to illustrate the nurse’s expanded clinical, leadership and policy competencies. Every project completed during the RN to BSN program can be added to a nurse’s professional portfolio.
Graduates of the RN to BSN program can expect to gain advanced competencies in interprofessional decision-science, transitional care and case management, the use of emerging technologies and leadership skills, all of which are designed to help nursing professionals influence population health.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
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