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Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RN to BSN) is a degree completion program for registered nurses. This program emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health promotion across a variety of community-based healthcare settings. The curriculum accentuates cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery through both online classroom and clinical components. The RN to BSN Curriculum is designed to be completed in as few as 12 months.
The framework of the RN to BSN program includes the broad competency areas of knowledge, the elements of critical thinking, skills performance, collaboration, caring and professionalism. Each of these areas are reflected in program outcomes that build upon prior learning and incorporate competencies as outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice.
The Baccalaureate degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program enables students to provide evidence-based collaborative care to diverse patient populations in varied settings. The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes are a culmination of measurable competencies, consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), which enable graduates to practice within a complex healthcare system.
The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes and their applicable Essentials are:
CARE COORDINATION: Utilizes effective leadership, communication and collaboration for shared decision making with the patient and multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the deliberate organization, design and management of safe, high quality and high value care for culturally and spiritually diverse patients across the continuum of healthcare environments.
RESEARCH AND TRANSLATION: Engages in scientific inquiry with a spirit of creativity, utilizes evidence-based nursing knowledge, and translates data and information into nursing practice to address common clinical scenarios.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Utilizes patient care technology and information systems to communicate, collaborate and support clinical decision-making in the delivery of quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
ADVOCACY AND POLICY: Integrates professional nursing values, ethical, legal, and theoretical practice frameworks fundamental to the discipline of nursing to influence health promotion, disease prevention, healthcare policy, and regulation across the lifespan and practice environments
This degree completion program for registered nurses emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health prevention and promotion across a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum accentuates cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery through online and/or face-to-face classroom (depending on campus) and clinical components. Students must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher to proceed successfully through the program. This program is designed for graduates of associate degree programs in nursing, nursing diploma programs, international, or associate degrees in applied science in nursing, who have also satisfied the above prerequisites for major courses. To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, students must complete an additional 60 credit hours, inclusive of courses described below. The length of this program is approximately 12 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits). A combined total of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. Students applying to the MSN program should take NUR510 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as an elective in their last term. This will result in a total of 123 credit hours required for the degree.
|Elective General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|General Education Elective||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Nursing Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Health Assessment, Promotion and Prevention||3.0 credit hours|
|Pathophysiology for BSN||4.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Role and Scope||3.0 credit hours|
|Global Trends in Nursing Practice||4.0 credit hours|
|Public Policy and Risk Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Community Nursing||4.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Informatics||3.0 credit hours|
|Leadership and Professional Development in Nursing||3.0 credit hours|
|Special Topics in Professional Nursing Practice I||3.0 credit hours|
|Special Topics in Professional Nursing Practice II||3.0 credit hours|
|Elective Course for Students Applying to the MSN Program (3.0 credit hours)|
|Health Promotion and Disease Prevention||3.0 credit hours|
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