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If you are looking for a Christian college with a comprehensive nursing program that fits your busy lifestyle, and offers an online BSN degree, look no further.
The RN to BSN program reflects the tripartite nursing roles of teaching, servant leadership, and research. Nursing graduates are prepared with the breadth and depth of professional nursing knowledge which reflects a commitment to serve their community with an enhanced focus on rural healthcare delivery. The School of Nursing has a passion which exemplifies rigorous scholarship and high expectations of both students and faculty. We believe the graduates of our program will contribute greatly to improve the healthcare outcomes of the communities they serve.
Click the Academic Catalog image to view a course schedule and descriptions for the Online RN-BSN degree program.
Admission to the Online Nursing RN-BSN degree program at Bluefield College will be competitive and limited to qualifying candidates.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing states there are nine Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Profession Nursing Practice. The Bluefield College School of Nursing (BC SON) embraces all the essentials. “These Essentials are the curricular elements that provide the framework of baccalaureate nursing education” (AACN, 2008, p. 10). Each essential is integrated throughout our nursing curriculum.
The RN-BSN Nursing Program uses a Preceptor Model for all courses with a clinical component. The Nursing Care of Communities course has a 45 hour clinical component and the Evidence-based Nursing Practice course has a 25 hour clinical component. The clinicals are completed in the student’s area of residence. Both clinicals use a preceptor model to guide the RN-BSN students with enhancing critical thinking skills. The clinicals are scheduled by the student and their preceptor with faculty oversight.
The nursing program is committed to transforming students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with the nursing courses, service to God, and a commitment to communities in Virginia and across the globe. We are also committed to graduate students who think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt readily to a changing world. The goals and expected core values and outcomes of the program are consistent with the Essentials of Baccalaureates Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008).
The RN-BSN Student Handbook has been prepared as a guide to assist you through the
successful completion of your program of studies.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bluefield College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.