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Nursing - BSN (45 hours total)

 

Overview

The Nursing 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.

The online RN-to-BSN Completion Program at Ottawa University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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 (2)

BIO 20343HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (3)

BIO 30242MICROBIOLOGY LAB (2)

BIO 30243MICROBIOLOGY (3)

PSY 36000/HUS 36000STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

Major Required Courses

NRSG 30000PROFESSIONAL NURSING THEORY, ROLES & PRACTICE (3)

NRSG 30007HEALTH PROMOTION AND TEACHING CULTURALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN NURSING (4)

NRSG 32000CLINICAL INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY (3)

NRSG 32006HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3)

NRSG 32009HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3)

NRSG 46000HEALTH CARE POLICY AND REGULATIONS (4)

NRSG 46003NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE (3)

NRSG 46006COMMUNITY BASED NURSING (3)

NRSG 46009NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (3)

NRSG 49003PROFESSIONAL NURSING: INTEGRATION CONCEPTS (3)

Bridge Option

The Bridge Option represents an opportunity for Ottawa University undergraduates who plan on pursuing a graduate degree at the University the chance for advanced, graduate learning as an undergraduate.  The Bridge Option helps bridge the transfer between the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The programs open to Bridge students will vary depending on when the courses are offered and student readiness.

As a senior in the Bridge Option, students  will enroll in up to three graduate-level classes that will count toward the total degree requirements of 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree and toward the 36 hours required for the graduate program.  A special course number has been assigned to courses in the Bridge Option.  Students will need to understand the requirements for these courses are more rigorous.

Eligible students who meet the following criteria may qualify for Ottawa University's Bridge Option.

Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)

A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0

Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University

OU students should talk with their advisor about this opportunity and their qualifications for the Bridge Option in their junior year before degree completion.

Bridge Course Options List

NRSG 5710ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3)

NRSG 5730ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3)

NRSG 5750CULTURAL DIVERSITY, POLICY AND ADVOCACY (3)

Career Opportunities

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.  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.