RN to BSN Degree Completion Program
The RN to BSN degree completion program (also available online) comprises the following:
Note: A total of 120 units is required to complete the BSN degree.
|Prerequisite Courses 1|
|General Education Requirements 1|
|Electives 2, 3|
|Accelerated RN to BSN Courses|
|RNRS 321||Health Assessment||5|
|RNRS 327||Nursing Research and Statistics||4|
|RNRS 396||Professional Practice: Ethics, Issues, and Spirituality in Health Care 4||6|
|RNRS 458||Writing 3: Evidence-Based Practice, Theory, and Clinical Pathways 5||5|
|RNRS 469||Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality, Safety, and Risk Management||5|
|RNRS 479||Population Health and Public Health Nursing||4|
|RNRS 480||Community Health and Care Transitions||4|
|RNRS 482P||Clinical Practicum 6||2|
The majority of General Education requirements are met through the ADN (IGETC or CSU), with the exception of a Writing 3 course, the Upper-Division Bible requirement, and the Integrative and Applied Learning requirement, which are met in RNRS course requirements RNRS 458, RNRS 396, and RNRS 482P, respectively.
The number of elective units required is based on the number of units transferred into the RN to BSN degree completion program. Elective courses may be taken to achieve the total 120 units required for the BSN degree.
Meets the General Education Upper-Division Bible requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Concurrent Enrollment Option
The 40-unit RN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Option allows students to begin RN-BSN program coursework during their first semester of nursing school in an external Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program; this is in contrast to the RN-BSN bachelor’s completion program (for students who have graduated from an ADN program) and the Summer Bridge Option (for students enrolled in an ADN program who begin degree completion courses during the summer). Dual-enrollment students need to be enrolled in an ADN program and must maintain a 3.0 GPA during their combined coursework. Two letters of recommendation are required from ADN program faculty.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Utilizes Christian worldview to integrate beliefs, values, ethics and service in personal and professional life.
- Provides nursing care utilizing professional knowledge and core competencies (critical thinking, communication, assessment and technical skills) derived from a foundation of nursing science, general education and religious studies.
- Demonstrates initiative for continual personal and professional growth and development.
- Acts as a patient and family educator and advocate to promote optimal health and well-being.
- Functions independently and collaboratively, both as a leader and/or member of a health care team to manage and coordinate care.