BACHELOR OF SCIENCE –
NURSING (RN – BSN)
A study conducted by Institute of Medicine (IOM), predicts an increase in the number of nurses with a bachelors’ degree from 50% to 80% by 2020*.
Today, an associate degree is not enough for nurses to achieve increases in salaries or achieve career goals. This make them gear more towards making themselves different from their colleagues by pursuing additional degrees and certifications.
One of the most rewarding steps a nurse can make towards salary increases, recognition, and achieving specialized work, is to obtain an RN-BSN degree. The benefit to an online program is that they can continue their current occupation while having the flexibility of studying at a time that’s convenient for them.
As the chart above indicates, the level of education a nurse attains directly corresponds to a higher salary and greater responsibility.
CIP: 51.3801 SOC: 29-1141.00
180 Quarter Credits
FEES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM: Registration Fee: $150.00; Tuition: $145.00 per quarter credit; Technology Fee: $22 per quarter credit.
Disclosure: Tuition fees are subject to change with prior notice.
OTHER FEES NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM: Please read: Fees and Payment Schedule in catalog.
BOOKS/ MATERIALS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM: None
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: The objective of the RN –BSN program is for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma to further their education with a bachelor’s degree and in addition enhance their career.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing who are looking forward to furthering their education and advancing their career. The program focuses on research, clinical reasoning, nursing management and leadership, ethical decision making and more.
PRE-REQUISITES: Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (Expired licenses accepted, Revoked Licenses not accepted).
A full time student taking a minimum of 13.5 quarter credit hours will complete the program in seven quarters. A part-time student taking less than 13.5 quarter credit hours has one year to complete a quarter and six years to complete the program.
|CourseNumber||Course Title||Quarter Credit Hours|
|Transfer Quarter Hours||90|
|EDU101||Student Success Workshop –||4.5|
|ETHN301||Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing||4.5|
|CBH101||Computer Basics and Technology In Healthcare||4.5|
|NUR301||Transition to Professional Nursing Practice||4.5|
|ENC201||English Composition 1I- (Gen Ed)||4.5|
|NUR302||Comprehensive Health and Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice||4.5|
|NUR318||Health Promotion Strategies Through the Life Span||4.5|
|NUR322||Research/Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice||4.5|
|COM200||Effective Communication Practices for Healthcare Professionals||4.5|
|NUR303||Social Aspects of Health, Illness and Healthcare||4.5|
|NUR450||Population-Focused Community Health Nursing||4.5|
|NUR470||Critical Care Nursing – Diabetes||4.5|
|NUR484||Reflective Practice in Nursing||4.5|
|SPSY400||Social Psychology – (Gen Ed)||4.5|
|NUR486||Professional Nursing Synthesis||4.5|
|MAC102||College Algebra 11- (Gen Ed)||4.5|
|SOC201||Sociology II (Gen Ed)||4.5|
|NUR457||Leadership and Management in Nursing||4.5|
|STA201||Statistical Methods – (Gen Ed)||4.5|
Upon completion of the program, the student will receive a Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing and transcripts.
DISCLOSURE: Upon completion student with current licenses may seek employment in Nursing.