The RN to BSN program, which has an online component, is designed for licensed, registered nurses interested in earning a bachelor’s degree.
The three term (one year) program builds on each RNs existing knowledge, skills and abilities. Each term includes two brief in-person sessions, with faculty and fellow nurses, to introduce the concurrent online courses and provide academic enrichment. The course assignments are fully coordinated and lead to 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. The program prepares graduates for higher levels of performance in existing roles, for new and emerging opportunities in across-the-continuum care and for more complex roles at decision-making tables, including those tied to management, quality improvement and informatics, in addition to the ability to pursue graduate studies.
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