Nursing, RN- BSN Degree Completion Track

Faculty:

Jessica Chambers, D.N.P.
Jaimie Coles-Duff, D.N.P.
Shelly Granger, M.S.
Alice Dupler, J.D.
Ron Lombard, D.N.P.
Sarah Mauws, M.S.
Susan McCoy, M.S.
Victoria Plagenz, Ph.D.
Janet Houston, D.N.P.
Lynette Savage, Ph.D.
Teresa Seright, Ph.D.
Pat Farmer, D.N.P

The B.S. in Nursing degree-completion program is offered for the licensed, practicing Registered Nurse. The program is delivered through a combination of distance technologies. Nurses are expected to progress through the program in a cohort-based model with required nursing courses being offered on a single day per week.

The degree-completion program prepares a fully accountable, professional B.S. prepared Registered Nurse. The Graduates practice nursing that centers on a sacred, therapeutic relationship with patients and their families; practice that is characterized by vigilance in keeping patients safe and protected from harm. Such nursing care  is grounded in the best available evidence and reflects a spirit of inquiry in delivering clinically excellent care of the whole patient. The UP nurse thrives in the constant, complex change that defines contemporary health care delivery, and is prepared to effectively lead and manage through it.

Admission requirements for the B.S. in Nursing degree-completion program can be found on the University website. Students complete all required nursing and other coursework at their designated hospital receive site.

Program Mission

A graduate of the program will be a leader in healthcare. Graduates will be excellent communicators, clinicians and leaders of change. A graduate is a life-long learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing nursing evidence-based practice that is population centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical and compassionate care.

Program Themes

  • Compassion, ethics and spirituality
  • Patient and family centered care
  • Leadership and effective advocacy
  • Evidence based practice
  • Population and community health
  • Transforming healthcare
  • Safety and quality outcomes
  • Professional accountability
  • Collaboration and inter-professional teams
  • Reflective practice and lifelong development

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the program will be a leader in healthcare. Graduates will be excellent communicators, clinicians and leaders of change. A graduate is a life-long learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing evidence-based nursing practice that is population centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical and compassionate care.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate a compassionate and ethical understanding of the human experience into nursing practice using the foundations of a liberal arts education.
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making to engage healthcare teams in creating, promoting, and managing safety and quality outcomes.
  3. Apply nursing practices that are informed by research, evidence-based practice and innovation to optimize health.
  4. Utilize information technology to communicate, mitigate errors, and make improved clinical decisions related to the care of diverse populations.
  5. Advocate to influence change in legal, political, social, and economic factors that transform healthcare delivery.
  6. Collaborate with the inter-professional team to improve patient/family outcomes and the work environment.
  7. Provide compassionate, spiritual, ethical, and culturally appropriate care across the lifespan and the continuum of care.
  8. Practice preventive care, health promotion, and disease intervention across care settings for self, individuals, families, the community, and populations.
  9. Assume professional accountability to uphold the standards of nursing practice as defined by the Nurse Practice Act (in the state in which the nurse practices) and the ANA Code of Ethics.
  10. Demonstrate reflective nursing practice.

Degree Requirements

Nursing RN-BSN Major (B.S.)

NRS 301RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS3
NRS 402EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE3
NRS 403ETHICAL DEC-MAKING & SPIRITUAL3
NRS 405PATHOPHYS & PHARMOCOL CNCPTS3
NRS 407PUBLC HTH: NUR CARE OF POPLTNS3
NRS 408HLTH PROM & DISEASE IN COMMNTY3
NRS 418GLOBAL PERSPCTVES IN HLTHCARE3
NRS 419ORG LEADRSHP IN QUALTY & SAFTY3
NRS 420ADV ISSUES IN NURSING LDRSHIP3
NRS 494SENIOR SEMINAR3
Total Credits Required:30

Nursing RN-BSN Major (B.S.)

Plan Template: RN to BSN Nursing
Description: Bachelor of Science
# of Terms: 3
Term Start: Fall and Spring

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester ICredits
1st 8 Week Session
NRS 405 PATHOPHYS & PHARMOCOL CNCPTS 3
NRS 301 RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS 3
2nd 8 Week Session
NRS 402 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE 3
NRS 407 PUBLC HTH: NUR CARE OF POPLTNS 3
 Credits12
Semester II
1st 8 Week Session
NRS 408 HLTH PROM & DISEASE IN COMMNTY 3
NRS 419 ORG LEADRSHP IN QUALTY & SAFTY 3
2nd 8 Week Session
NRS 403 ETHICAL DEC-MAKING & SPIRITUAL 3
PHL 101 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN 3
 Credits12
Semester III
1st 8 Week Session
NRS 418 GLOBAL PERSPCTVES IN HLTHCARE 3
NRS 420 ADV ISSUES IN NURSING LDRSHIP 3
2nd 8 Week Session
NRS 494 SENIOR SEMINAR 3
TRL 201 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits Required:36

*Plan templates are based on the most current catalog and ideal route for degree completion, and should only be used to get an idea of what degree completion may look like. New and enrolled students should log into DegreeWorks to see their specific degree requirements.  

 
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