RN-BSN Completion

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • RN-BSN Completion
  • Accelerated RN-BSN Completion with graduate MSN Leadership program

RN-BSN Completion  

The RN-BSN Baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to:

  1. Use knowledge from liberal and interdisciplinary problem focused education as a basis for nursing practice.
  2. Use knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality healthcare.
  3. Engage in a systematic process of evaluation, translation, and application of scientific evidence to inform nursing practice.
  4. Recognize the role of information management and patient care technologies to improve patient care outcomes.
  5. Examine how healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, influence healthcare systems and nursing practices.
  6. Integrate interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to optimize holistic patient care.
  7. Apply health promotion, disease and injury prevention strategies to improve population health.
  8. Promote professionalism and model the values of altruism, autonomy, caring, human dignity, integrity and social justice in nursing practice.
  9. Synthesize previous and newly acquired knowledge, theory, skills, and attitudes to address health care needs of culturally diverse individuals and populations across the continuum of healthcare environments.
Nursing Support12
Research and Rhetoric 1
Therapeutic Nursing Intervention Electives (6 credits)
Principles of Financial Accounting
Varieties of World Culture
Spreadsheet and Information Systems
Business and Its Environment
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Introduction to Environmental Sciences
Human Evolution
Human Nutrition
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Human Sexuality
Theories of Personality
Psychopathology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Sociology of the Family
Introduction to the Spanish Language I
Statistics (choose 1 course):
Advanced Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Chemistry (choose 1 combination): 2
Survey of General, Organic and Biochemistry
and Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Critical Thinking Elective (choose 1 course): 3
Law and the Individual
Human Information Processing
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Biotechnology and Human Values
Ethnic Diversity and Human Values
Information Problems
Introduction to Philosophy
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Is Morality for Sale?
Elementary Logic
Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy of Culture
Philosophy, Religion, and Science
Ancient Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Public Policy
Upper-Level Nursing30
Required
Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
Chronic Care Management
Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Leadership and Management
Information Management and Healthcare Technology
Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing Practicum
Synthesis for Nursing Practice
Special Topics in Nursing (Repeatable; 2 topics required; 6 credits total)
Total Credits42

Accelerated RN-BSN Completion with graduate MSN Leadership program  

The Accelerated RN-BSN Baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to:

  1. Use knowledge from liberal and interdisciplinary problem focused education as a basis for nursing practice.
  2. Use knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality healthcare.
  3. Engage in a systematic process of evaluation, translation, and application of scientific evidence to inform nursing practice.
  4. Recognize the role of information management and patient care technologies to improve patient care outcomes.
  5. Examine how healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, influence healthcare systems and nursing practices.
  6. Integrate interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to optimize holistic patient care.
  7. Apply health promotion, disease and injury prevention strategies to improve population health.
  8. Promote professionalism and model the values of altruism, autonomy, caring, human dignity, integrity and social justice in nursing practice.
  9. Synthesize previous and newly acquired knowledge, theory, skills, and attitudes to address health care needs of culturally diverse individuals and populations across the continuum of healthcare environments.
Nursing Support12
Written Communication
Research and Rhetoric
Therapeutic Nursing Intervention Electives (choose 6 credits):
Principles of Financial Accounting
Varieties of World Culture
Business and Its Environment
Spreadsheet and Information Systems
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Introduction to Environmental Sciences
Human Evolution
Human Nutrition
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Human Sexuality
Theories of Personality
Psychopathology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Sociology of the Family
Introduction to the Spanish Language I
Statistics (choose one course):
Advanced Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Speech 1
Chemistry (choose one combination): 2
Survey of General, Organic and Biochemistry
and Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Critical Thinking Elective (choose one course): 3
Law and the Individual
Human Information Processing
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Biotechnology and Human Values
Ethnic Diversity and Human Values
Information Problems
Introduction to Philosophy
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Is Morality for Sale?
Elementary Logic
Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy of Culture
Philosophy, Religion, and Science
Ancient Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Public Policy
Lower-Level Nursing 1
Upper-Level Nursing30
Required
Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
Chronic Care Management
Research and Evidence-Based Practice 4
Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice
Leadership and Management 4
Leadership in Complex Systems
Information Management and Healthcare Technology 4
Informatics for Nursing Leaders
Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing Practicum
Synthesis for Nursing Practice
Complete 6 credits of NURSING 492, choose two different topics
Special Topics in Nursing (Repeatable with different topics)
Total Credits42