A Flexible RN-to-BSN Degree
You deserve a college that offers classes on your schedule. That’s why our BSN classes are offered fully online. Unlike many other BSN colleges, at Goodwin, we're all about convenience.
- The RN-to-BSN curriculum can be completed part-time in 16 months or uniquely designed to meet your specific needs.
- All of our RN-to-BSN classes are available fully online in 15-week formats.
RN-to-BSN Degree curriculum:
In addition to the major core requirements for the BSN degree, all students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education (40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses).
ADN or Diploma Pre-Licensure Program - 62 Credits*
AP 1 (SCI), AP II, MICRO, ENG 101 and 1XX (WR), PSY 112 (SS) and 212 (SS) SOC 101, and Lower Division Nursing Courses
General Education Courses - 27 credits
Advanced Writing Competency (AW)
Communications Competency (COM)
Computer Applications (CL)
This course is designed to enhance student knowledge, usage and skills with computers and Microsoft Office software. This includes creating documents in Word, spreadsheets and charts in Excel, e-mail functions in Outlook and presentations in PowerPoint. Students will also learn about the world-wide web, Internet usage and the effects of social media on society.
Math Competency (MATH)
Principles of Statistics
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and processes of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include the collection, organization, and graphical representation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for population means, and linear regression and correlation. Students will be required to use a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.
Introduction to Psychology (SS)
The course explores various ethical and legal issues faced by healthcare practitioners. The course provides the student with the framework for identifying ethical dilemmas in the professional setting, as well as the skills and resources for addressing them. Topics include basic principles of health care ethics, confidentiality, management of health care information, allocation of scarce resources, and autonomy versus paternalism.
Cultural Competency (CU)
Global Studies Competency (G/US)
Global Studies Competency (G/W)
Open Electives - 7 credits
Upper Division Nursing Courses - 24 credits
Foundations of Professional Nursing
This initial Nursing course introduces and orients the BSN student to the Nursing Theoretical Framework at Goodwin College, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) to baccalaureate nursing education, and the role of the nurse as a Health Promoter, Care Provider, and a member of a profession. The role and expectations of the baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse are explored and integrated into personal professional practice. Students are required to purchase Taskstream for the Program.
This course builds on the professional nurse's theoretical knowledge, the skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment and physical examination on clients across the life span. Students will build skills in history taking and physical examination. Each student will have the opportunity to perform a focused examination under the observation of the instructor or will submit a specific focused exam provided by the instructor. The Goodwin College Nursing Theoretical Framework and the Nursing Process will provide the basis to promote health and prevent/manage illness of the client. Fee required.
Introduction to Nursing Research (RE)
This course introduces the research process and its application to scholarship and evidenced-based nursing practice. Qualitative and quantitative methods are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and writing. This course enhances the student's ability to apply and integrate nursing conceptual frameworks, clinical research and evidenced-based practice. Student is prepared to be an informed consumer of nursing research.
Public and Community Health Nursing (MC)
This course focuses on the client as a healthcare consumer and member of a community. The student will apply the Goodwin College Nursing Theoretical Framework to meet the needs of the client as well as the needs of the community. This course will focus on the role the nurse has in establishing partnerships with the public health system in customizing therapeutic care in order to protect, promote and restore optimal public and community health within the local, national and international domains. This course requires 45 clinical hours and meets the multi-cultural (mc) competence requirement.
Clinical Nursing Leadership
The focus of this course is on the professional nurse as a change agent in the clinical setting to positively influence the patient's level of wellness. Review of the local and national systems and how they affect the practice of nursing and ultimately, patient outcomes will be analyzed. Utilizing the Goodwin College Theoretical Framework and criteria from Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), students will develop an evidence-based practice change project for the clinical setting. This course allows the nurse to apply and integrate previously learned skills in research, leadership, management, and nursing in order to transition into a more independent practitioner role.
Introduction to Health Care Policy and Advocacy
Seminar in Professional Nursing Leadership
In this final required nursing course, the student will synthesize and apply basic concepts and theories needed for the effective management of client care as a professional nurse. Using the Goodwin College Theoretical Framework, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the student analyzes and evaluates the RN-BSN Program outcomes and its relationship to the effective management of client care as a professional nurse leader.
Open Elective (NUR 379, 442, or 470; HSC 310 or 350)
|Total: 120 Credits|
Please note: each course and semester may vary and scheduling is subject to change at any time. Please contact us for more information about the flexibility of our BSN program.
*Students may receive 62 credits for previous nursing course work via the Connecticut Articulation Model.
Only students that have passed the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and are licensed as an RN, may continue to complete their bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Coursework depends on individuals’ previous academic experience and transfer credits. The Nursing Department’s Academic Advisor will assist in outlining a student’s completion program.
The supportive BSN program you deserve.
Tutoring, Career Services, counseling, the Academic Success Center, and our Math and Technology Lab are just a few of the supports and resources we make available to BSN students.
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