Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Program

Program Overview

The RN to BSN program is an online program.  The program offers a broad knowledge base for contemporary nursing practices. The curriculum is designed to focus on the synthesis and application of knowledge and research from nursing, social and natural sciences, and the humanities. During the course of study, students will apply knowledge and skills through a variety of modalities.

The program is offered in a format which allows students to work full-time if desired.

Accreditation and Approvals

The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact information:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone:  1.404.975.5000

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Becker College RN to BSN program must meet the following requirements:

Transfer Evaluation Criteria (RN-BSN)

  • Nursing Education Transfer Policies.
  • Upon review and evaluation by the Nursing Department, nursing credits awarded will be applied to the pre-admission requirements.
    • In order for previous nursing course work to be awarded credits, the applicant must be compliant with Nursing Education Transfer Policies.
    • Their Pre-licensure nursing program official transcripts reviewed for comparability and relevance to the Becker College ASN required nursing courses.

*Recent ASN or diploma program graduates, providing they meet all other admission criteria, maybe conditionally accepted and allowed to enroll into the courses offered in the first semester of the RN to BSN program. However, a current MA licensure is necessary to be accepted into the RN to BSN program and in order to progress into the second semester.

Nursing Program Promotion and Progression criteria and specific nursing program policies are detailed in the Becker College Nursing Student Handbook.

FAQ’s for the RN to BSN Program


RN to BSN Program Curriculum

The RN to BSN curriculum is built upon a foundation that incorporates the College’s mission and vision, professional nursing standards and guidelines, and the nursing faculty’s experiences and beliefs concerning person, health, environment, nursing, and nursing education. The primary goal of the RN to BSN program is to educate nurses for safe practice in contemporary health care environments. This goal is met through fostering a student centered learning environment to promote the student learning and program outcomes.


RN to BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes and Role Competencies at Graduation

  1. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program the graduate is prepared to:
  1. Manage holistic care that recognizes an individual’s preferences, values, and needs and respects the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care. (Patient-Centered Care)
  2. Practice with integrity and accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (Professionalism)
  3. Apply leadership principles to effect changes in the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals within their environment that results in the establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals. (Leadership)
  4. Evidence an understanding of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system, and demonstrate the ability to effectively call on work unit resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value. (Systems-Based Practice)
  5. Integrate advanced technology, analyze as well as synthesize information and collaborate in order to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes. (Informatics and Technology)
  6. Interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes. (Communication)
  7. Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, developing and improving systems for open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning, and development. (Teamwork and Collaboration)
  8. Implement solutions to minimize risk of harm for the individual patient, within specific patient populations, and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Safety)
  9. Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes, and uses improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. (Quality Improvement)
  10. Integrate current research findings and nursing theory coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients’ preferences, experience and values to make practice decisions. (Evidence-Based Practice)

 


RN to BSN Curriculum Plan

Semester One  
Course: Credits:
NURS1200The Nurse as a Scholar and a Clinician3
NURS3001Foundations of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice3
MATH2200Statistics3
CORE1500Managing Change and Navigating Unstructured Problems3
Semester Total:12
Semester Two
Course:Credits:
NURS3105Pathophysiology3
NURS4505Informatics and Patient Care Technology3
CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3
Open Elective3
Semester Total:12
Semester Three
Course:Credits:
NURS3003Pharmacokinetics in Nursing Practice 3
NURS4002Community Health Nursing3
NURS2103Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan3
SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology3
Open Elective3
Semester Total:15
Semester Four
Course:Credits:
NURS4515Research & Evidence Based Practice in Nursing3
PHIL3300Medical Ethics3
HUMN3100Intercultural Communication3
EXSC3105Nutrition3
Semester Total:12
Total Credits for Associate Degree: 69
Total Credits for RN-BSN:51
Total Credits for Degree:120