Nursing RN to BSN

 

The RN-to-BSN Online Nursing Program is specifically designed for the registered nurse (RN) who has graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program and wishes to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program offers courses to develop and enhance the student’s professional skills in order to prepare them for opportunities in nursing leadership and empower them with the ability to address the challenges that will be faced in the current and future health care industry. Students will examine topics related to health care policy and ethical practice, and will discover opportunities to refine their competencies in health care communication and health care promotion. Students will also acquire a deeper understanding of the value of incorporating evidence-based research into “real world” practice and gain a greater appreciation for the commitment to lifelong learning in this dynamic profession.  This BSN completion educational program provides the foundation that will prepare graduates to further their professional career in nursing working in roles/locations that may include: Nursing management; case management; risk management; the legal field; occupational/public health; or other health care specialty areas.

The online RN-to-BSN Completion Program at Ottawa University is a new appli­cant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

The following may be taken at Ottawa or equivalencies/substitutions transferred in.  Please note not all foundation courses may be available online.

BIO 20342HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB

BIO 20343HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

BIO 30242MICROBIOLOGY LAB

BIO 30243MICROBIOLOGY

CHE 10044CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY

SOC 36000STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Major Required Courses

NRSG 30000PROFESSIONAL NURSING THEORY, ROLES & PRACTICE

NRSG 30003NURSING AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH CARE

NRSG 30006HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION

NRSG 32000CLINICAL INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY

NRSG 32003HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE

NRSG 32006HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

NRSG 32009HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NRSG 46000HEALTH CARE POLICY AND REGULATIONS

NRSG 46003NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

NRSG 46006COMMUNITY BASED NURSING

NRSG 46009NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

NRSG 49003PROFESSIONAL NURSING: INTEGRATION CONCEPTS

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