Nursing: RN-BSN Degree Overview
The online RN-BSN curriculum is designed for registered nurses who desire to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree. Building on a foundation of competencies attained by the registered nurse, the program broadens and expands the student’s knowledge, psychomotor skills, and attitudes. It also prepares them for the generalist role in any health care setting, enhances personal and professional satisfaction, explores career opportunities, and develops a foundation for additional study in graduate nursing education. Graduates are prepared to be designers of care using evidenced-based practice, coordinators of care, and managers of care who function independently and interdependently as members of the health care team.
Nursing: RN-BSN Degree Internships
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.
Home Health Agencies
Community Support Groups
Nursing: RN-BSN Degree Outcomes
The nursing program is committed to transforming students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with the nursing courses, service to God, and the global community. 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).
Professional Staff Nurse
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Quality Control Nurse
Director of Nursing
Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
Integrate evidenced-based knowledge from nursing, the performing and fine arts, humanities, including theology, mathematical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences in implementing the practice of holistic, caring professional nursing.
Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, decision-making, and the nursing process with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
Demonstrate competence in implementing the nursing roles as designers of care, coordinators of care, and managers of care in a variety of health care settings.
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Carolyn K. Lewis,
PhD, RN, NEA, BC
Dean of the College of Nursing; Professor of Nursing; Department Chair, Nursing
Class of 2013
"This program has enabled me to grow as a nursing professional, to implement my education into my current practice, and to set goals for my future based on the knowledge I have gained.
My educational experience has been positive throughout this entire program, prompting me to continue to move forward in my future nursing career. I have had excellent and scholarly teachers, mentors and supporting staff, who have been more than willing to answer questions, provide feedback and offer guidance."
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