The RN-BSN Program Overview

The RN-BSN program provides a well-delineated and broad knowledge base for contemporary nursing practice and graduate study in nursing. 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 in a variety of clinical settings. The inclusion of nursing elective courses allows the student to increase their understanding of multiple nursing practice areas. The program is offered in a format which allows students to work full-time if desired.  Admission to this program requires a valid Massachusetts RN license

Accreditations and Approvals
The RN-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
» Nursing Requirements

RN- BSN Program Curriculum
The RN-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-BSN program is to educate nurses for safe practice in contemporary health care environments. This goal is met through the achievement of the BSN program expected student outcomes.

BSN Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the RN to BSN Program the graduate is prepared to:

  1. Manage nursing care, across the lifespan, adapted to the health care consumer’s physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental, and spiritual dimensions of health. (Patient-Centered Care)
  2. Apply critical reasoning and best current evidence to the clinical decision making process. (Evidence-Based Practice)
  3. Collaborate with health care consumers and members of the health care team to meet mutually determined health care outcomes. (Teamwork and Collaboration)
  4. Communicate professionally and effectively with health care consumers and members of the health care team. (Communication)
  5. Practice with integrity, legal accountability, ethical responsibility, advocacy, caring and a commitment to lifelong learning. (Professionalism)
  6. Integrate informatics and technology into nursing practice to manage information, minimize error, and support decision making to achieve healthcare outcomes. (Informatics and Technology)
  7. Implement nursing care that protects health care consumers and healthcare personnel from health and environmental hazards. (Safety)
  8. Use quality improvement processes to achieve cost effective, patient-centered outcomes. (Quality Improvement)
  9. Apply leadership strategies to direct nursing care, effect change and achieve health care goals. (Leadership)
  10. Evidence an understanding of the overall components of the health care system through the effective utilization of resources in various health care delivery settings and systems. (Systems-Based Practice)

RN- BSN Curriculum Plan

Session One Credit Hours
NURS3001 Foundations of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
NURS3105 Pathophysiology 3
 NURS3101 Health Assessment of Individuals and Families 3
 CORE1500 Managing Change and Navigating Unstructured Problems 3
Session Two Credit Hours
NURS3303 Pharmacology 3
PHIL3300 Medical Ethics 3
 NURS4505 Nursing Informatics & Patient Care Technologies 3
MATH2200 Statistics 3
Session Three Credit Hours
CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3
NURS4515 Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS4500 Systems Leadership & Collaborative Practice 3
Open Elective 3
Session Four Credit Hours
NURS4510 Community & Population Health 4
NURS4305 Patient Safety & Quality Care 3
CORE3004 Entrepreneurial  Mindset: Creating and Capturing Value 3
 JUST3400 Health Policy Law 3
Session Five Credit Hours
NURS4101 Professional Nursing Seminar 3
Total Credits Earned 52
Total Credits for Associate Degree
Total Credits for RN-BSN



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