RN to BSN
RN to BSN Program
At Elizabethtown College, our students receive a robust and exceptional experience through our RN to BSN Program. Students connect with other nursing students practicing around the world to provide a unique, new world perspective on the discipline of nursing. We believe learning is a constant collaboration between professionals, and that is why our professors do more than talk-the-talk, they walk the walk. We will be there every step of the way to help you succeed.
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Nationally, the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) is becoming the standard entry-level degree for registered nurses. Our RN to BSN program is designed for licensed registered nurses who have an associate’s degree or nursing diploma (ADN). This type of program is often called a “bridge or completion” program. Our accelerated RN to BSN program is designed to be flexible for practicing nurses to move as quickly as they would like or at their own pace while earning their bachelor’s degree.
|BSN Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
1. Demonstrate effective communication and leadership strategies with the patient and interprofessional team to ensure safe, holistic, quality care to patients, families, and across the community.
2. Execute a culturally congruent plan of care that is patient-centered and invokes optimal health promotion and prevention behaviors across the lifespan.
3. Apply knowledge from the liberal arts curriculum to inform nursing practice.
4. Assimilate professional code of conduct, nursing standards, and ethical principles, to foster sound clinical judgment and decision making.
5. Integrate research and evidence-based practices into the nursing process through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to promote optimal health of individuals, families, and communities.
6. Pursue a sense of purpose that inspires a commitment to lifelong learning and meaningful work to enhance nursing practice.
7. Nurture caring and collaborative relationships with patients and families, the healthcare team, and the community that promote positive patient outcomes.
According to glassdoor.com
Our RN to BSN Program allows you to further your education within the high-demand nursing field which can lead to a higher salary and more fulfilling career:
Prepare for advanced roles in nursing such as anesthesia or practitioner.
where its focus is on continuing education, leading committees and professional development opportunities.
The VA, the largest employer of nurses in the country, offers excellent benefits including student loan contributions, lower mortgage rates and excellent health benefits.
Courses & Transfer Credits
With a generous transfer credit evaluation process, we are happy to see how your prior college credits will transfer to Etown. Students who have earned an associate degree may have the Core Program waived as a result, allowing you to focus on your nursing courses and additional general elective courses to obtain the BSN. Contact Donald Sharples your admissions representative, for more details.
Beginning in January 2023, the transition to new courses that align with the 2021 AACN Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education will occur. Below are the courses that align with the 2008 AACN Essentials. The website will be updated to reflect the new courses over the holiday break.
Required Nursing Credits (32 + 3 = 35 credits)
- NUR 150 Foundations for Accelerated Learning (3 credits)
- NUR 200: Global Trends in Nursing (4 credits)
- NUR 250: Safety Strategies for Delivery Systems (4 credits)
- NUR 252: Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (4 credits)
- NUR 310: Holistic Assessment (4 credits)
- NUR 315: Population Health (4 credits)
- NUR 350: Care of the Chronically Ill (4 credits)
- NUR 450 Nursing Leadership (4 credits)
- NUR 495: Capstone (4 credits)
- Finish your required nursing courses in as little as 8 months, or go at your own pace by taking one course at a time. At any time, you may ‘Step Out’ of your current coursework and begin again during the next 5-week session.
- Does your employer offer tuition reimbursement? Talk with your admissions representative to understand how you can plan your class schedule to make the most of your reimbursement dollars. You may use financial aid to supplement your tuition reimbursement or opt to ‘Step Out’. Take advantage of the Tuition Deferment Program to avoid out-of-pocket tuition costs. You can defer the payment up to 30 days after each class ends.
- Regionally Accredited with Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- Member and approved by the NC-SARA to improve the quality, value, and student experience of our distance education programs.
- The baccalaureate program in nursing at Elizabethtown College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).