B&SC Code: RNNG
CIP Code: 51.3818
Available online in all states except NY
The RN-BSN option is designed for Associate’s degree graduates who have passed the RN-N.C.L.E.X. exam, obtained licensure, and wish to further their education by obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. RN-BSN plan students are advised on an individual basis and transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis for maximum transfer credit. Students must satisfy the requirements of the BSN Generalist degree plan in order to complete the RN-BSN plan. Nursing, biology, and liberal arts courses typically will transfer into the RN-BSN program.
The purpose of RN-BSN program is to assist, the registered nurse, to expand knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing, further develop nursing research abilities, and enhance leadership expertise, needed to be successful in a rapidly changing environment of health care delivery.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Employ the nursing process to implement comprehensive, safe, diverse, culturally effective patient-centered care across the lifespan in all health care settings.
- Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills, professional attitude, through the use of critical thinking, best current evidence, and clinical judgment.in providing care to individuals, groups, and communities with a variety of healthcare needs.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing, health care, and its related agencies assuming they have no past conduct or convictions which prevent such practice.
- Fulfill the roles of the baccalaureate nurse generalist as provider of direct and indirect care, advocate, collaborator designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession.
- Construct a framework which promotes lifelong learning essential to continuous professional development and tolerance for the unpredictable and ambiguous nature of the healthcare system.
- Employ information literacy skills through the effective use of informatics to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors, and support decision-making.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.