Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program is designed for registered nurses who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The curriculum provides opportunities for a nurse to develop critical thinking skills, cultural communication competence, decision-making skills, evidence-based practice, leadership skills, and incorporate research in practice and patient advocacy. The curriculum contains 36 quarter credits of levels 300 and 400 General Education courses and 54 quarter credits of nursing courses.

program learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize the nursing process, critical thinking, and principles of advocacy as tools to make culturally-sensitive client-centered clinical decisions in all health care settings.

  • Collaborate with clients and other members of the health care team using effective communication in the planning, coordination and provision of competent care.

  • Integrate the concepts of Orem’s Self Care Deficit Theory into nursing practice.

  • Promote client and staff safety utilizing the process of quality improvement based on evidence- based practice.

  • Use information and technology for communication, knowledge development, professional development and clinical-decision making.

  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors and professionalism when providing care to clients across the lifespan in all care settings.

  • Integrate legal, ethical, and professional standards into nursing practice.

General Education Coursework

Course Number

Course Title

Quarter Credits

SOC 301

Cultural Diversity

6.0

ENG 303

Research Design and Writing

6.0

MAT 300

Basic Statistics and Microsoft Excel Applications

6.0

HEA 402

Global Health

6.0

HEA 403

Women and Health

6.0

PHI 401

Bioethics

6.0

Total

 

36

 

program major courses

Course NumberCourse titleQuarter Credits
NUR 301Health Promotions6.0
NUR 302Nursing Informatics6.0
NUR 303Population-Centered Healthcare in the Community6.0
NUR 306Advanced Health Assessment6.0
NUR 307Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice6.0
NUR 406Leadership in Nursing6.0
NUR 407Health Policy6.0
NUR 409Inter-Professional Collaboration in Healthcare6.0
NUR 410Nursing Excellence: Focus on Innovation (Capstone)6.0
Total 54

Total Program Credits (after 90 quarter credits transfer)= 90 quarter credits
Length of Program: 16 Months(70 weeks) Note: The intersession weeks between quarters are not included. 

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ADMISSIONS

Entrance into the Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program (RN to BSN) requires the following criteria:
  • Completion of an Associate degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the Department of Education.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.00 scale) is required.
  • Complete Admissions Process
  • Completion of self assessment technology survey
  • RN License
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