Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN to BSN
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an online degree program designed for current RNs who are ready to pursue the next level of their nursing education while working. The program will provide licensed registered nurses with baccalaureate-level education. The RN to BSN program builds upon the foundational knowledge and skills attained in previous nursing courses and experiences. Baccalaureate education prepares professional nurses with a broad knowledge base for practice with expanded roles encompassing advocacy, leadership, and scholarship. Coursework places emphasis on evidence-based nursing practice through a holistic approach enabling graduates to be designers, coordinators, leaders, and managers of collaborative care. The clinical portion contained within two courses, NUR 330 and NUR 460, has a focus on population health and nursing leadership experiences.
This program is offered online with program coordinators at the Dover, Georgetown, and Stanton campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions in:
- Acute care hospitals
- Long term care facilities
- Physician offices
- Private clinics
- Home healthcare
- Public health
- Correctional health systems
- School systems
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $50,000 - $60,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Integrate general education knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to advance nursing education and growth in professional practice.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to promote patient safety and the delivery of high quality healthcare.
- Apply skills of inquiry, analysis, and information literacy to support evidence-based professional nursing practice.
- Integrate information management technology to improve patient outcomes.
- Advocate for patients and the nursing profession with regard to healthcare policy at the local, state, national, and global levels.
- Direct patient-centered care through advocacy, interprofessional communication, collaboration, and delegation.
- Integrate health promotion and disease prevention practices to positively impact the delivery of healthcare to diverse populations.
- Practice professional nursing within an ethical framework.
- Demonstrate lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.