Hours: 37 Hours
Major Courses - 24 hours
NUR 315Nursing Prof Role (3)
NUR 422Nursing and Healthcare for Populations (4)
NUR 423Partnering with Populations to Provide Nursing Care (5)
NUR 424Nursing Leadership & Management Strategies in Healthcare (4)
NUR 425Implementing Nursing Leadership & Mgt Strategies in Healthcare (5)
NUR 430Research in the Health Sciences (3)
Cognate Courses- 13 hours
BIO 301Pathophysiology (4)
IDS 307Healthy Communities (3) IDS
ETH:REL 252Theological Health Care Ethics (3) E
ETH:PHI 250Health Care Ethics (3) E
MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA
MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA
Consult the Nursing Program on Credentialing Policies.
Students must complete the Core requirements and reach a minimum of 128 credits to earn degree.
Designed specifically for registered nurses who wish to earn the BSN degree, the Accelerated Track offers an opportunity for registered nurses to earn the BSN in late afternoon/evening timeframes. Classes involve intensive study, close working relationships with the faculty and other students, and innovative opportunities for self-directed learning. The courses build on previous nursing courses with an emphasis on leadership, management, evidence based care and patient-centered nursing.
Registered nurses who wish to enter the Nursing program must first be admitted to the College by completing an adult application available through the College's Admission Office. RNs are required to schedule an appointment with the RN-BSN program director in order to learn the policies and procedures of the Accelerated Track, to evaluate previous course work and for initial advising and planning of schedules.
The graduate of the baccalaureate nursing program accelerated track for RNs will be able to:
- Apply theoretical concepts from various disciplines to competently assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care
- Communicate effectively with individuals, groups, institutions, and populations
- Use information literacy skills to advance evidence-based nursing practice
- Develop caring relationships with individuals and groups from diverse populations to promote empowerment
- Apply principles of leadership to effectively advocate for others, contribute to positive management practices and promote quality health care delivery
- Exercise professional, legal, ethical, social and political responsibilities as a nurse and a citizen
- Use critical thinking skills to examine situations, determine potential solutions, and implement creative responses