RN-to-BSN Bridge Program

RN-to-BSN Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program are prepared to practice professional nursing as a generalist with skills that are applicable across all health care settings. They are also prepared to enter graduate study.

At the completion of the BSN degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Practice professional nursing from a holistic, visionary, culturally competent, fiscally responsible base, as they design, manage, and coordinate care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
  2. Synthesize and apply knowledge from nursing theory, practice, research, and the liberal arts and sciences to professional nursing practice.
  3. Integrate and demonstrate beginning leadership and management skills utilizing critical and creative thinking, ethical decision making, and evidenced-based practice.
  4. Design, manage and coordinate care to patients, families, groups and communities utilizing communication skills honed by self-awareness and self-evaluation.
  5. Advocate for patients, families, groups and communities based on a respect for cultural diversity and an understanding of the impact of political and regulatory process on health care.
  6. Collaborate and communicate, using a variety of modalities, with patients, families and interdisciplinary team members to maximize patient's level of wellness.
  7. Make a commitment to life-long learning by assuming responsibility for professional career planning, advanced education and active membership in the profession.

Program Highlights

  • Students are assigned a nursing advisor upon receipt of application.
  • Program is designed to meet the needs of the adult learner.
  • Clinical experience is individually arranged in collaboration with student, faculty, and clinical facility.
  • Nursing courses may be taken while the student is completing general education courses.
  • Select courses are offered online or in "hybrid" format.

The RN-to-BSN curriculum can be completed part-time in 16 months or uniquely designed to meet the specific students’ needs.