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RN to BSN Program

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Program Description

Preparing nursing professionals for the challenges of health care.

Nurses prepared by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are highly sought after by healthcare employers who recognize that patient acuity now necessitates a higher level of nursing education.

The interdisciplinary BSN curriculum focuses on current health-care issues and delivery and prepares the student to assume a leadership role in a variety of settings.

Students can obtain a BSN in several ways. Registered nurses (RNs) with an associate degree or diploma may obtain a BSN through our online track or through the combination on-site and online track offered at the NSU Fort Lauderdale Campus, NSU Fort Myers Campus, NSU Miami Campus and NSU Orlando Campus. Registered nurses receive 61 prior learning credits for their licensure. Upon evaluation of transcripts, additional transfer semester hour credits for general education courses completed at a college or university may be awarded. This track may be completed in 16 months, depending on the number of semester hours the student chooses to complete each term.

For the student without an RN license, please visit the entry-level nursing program, which leads to the BSN and preparation for taking the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).

Program Goals

  1. Integrate knowledge, theory, and evidence-based research into current nursing practice.
  2. Assume a leadership role as the registered professional nurse in healthcare systems and diverse community settings.
  3. Engage in activities for continued professional growth

Program Outcomes

  1. Exhibit leadership that support of healthcare policies that promote safe quality nursing care within complex health care systems.
  2. Integrate evidence-based practices that support decision-making in the delivery of nursing care.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of patient and family centered nursing care based on nursing theories and evidence-based practice.
  4. Incorporate the concepts derived from liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience.
  5. Incorporate technology and information management to promote a safe practice environment.
  6. Engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve population health while considering fiscal and material resources in the delivery of safe nursing care.
  7. Integrate legal, ethical and professional values within generalist nursing practice.
  8. Collaborate with the inter-professional health community to provide culturally and spiritually competent patient and family centered care in health promotion and disease/injury prevention.