Proposed Program to be offered:
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Completion)
It’s an exciting time to be a nurse and to practice nursing. You know as well as anyone that the role of nursing is changing. There is a greater need for more highly skilled, knowledgeable nurses to step forward as leaders and help improve health care delivery.
The need for registered nurses is projected to continue to increase dramatically through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Along with this growth in demand, RNs are increasingly expected to enhance their educational preparation in today’s evolving healthcare industry. For example, the AACN and the ANA have issued position statements recommending the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as the minimum required preparation to practice. In addition, the earnings gap between those with and without a BSN degree is growing. (U.S Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
With BAHU’s RN to BSN program when begun, students can enhance their knowledge, gain specialized skills, and qualify for new nursing opportunities in a changing healthcare environment. Our flexible, relevant, evidence-based online and class room BSN program will equip students with the tools needed for success in a nursing career. As a completion program, it will provide current registered nurses with the opportunity to earn a BSN degree as well as:
- Explore new perspectives by collaborating with nurses from around the country in a highly interactive online environment.
- Learn from nationally renowned contributing scholars and faculties who are doctorally prepared and other faculties with specialized skills and extensive experience in nursing practice.
- Receive personalized technical and academic support from BAHU’s academic advisors, technical support staff, and tutors.
- Apply real-world solutions immediately on the job.
- Establish a foundation for pursuing graduate studies.
Best American Healthcare University Comfort Nwankwo School of Nursing will provide the type of education you need to become such a nurse leader. Upon accreditation of our nursing programs, it will provide students the innovative instruction they will need to enhance their knowledge, skills and credentials. Small classes and experienced instructors will provide personal attention and foster a collaborative environment so that students can learn from their peers. Curriculum will emphasize empowerment, student success, evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development. Nursing simulation activities will enable you to participate in care-giving scenarios in which to practice your skills as a nurse.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science at BAHU will help prepare students to take on new responsibilities—whether as a unit director, administrator, educator or clinician in a variety of sectors: hospitals, clinics, correctional facilities, universities, regulatory agencies, private practice and more.
The RN to BSN program is designed for the working Associate Degree RN who wishes to further his or her education by obtaining a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants must have completed a Registered Nurse (RN) program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, other board of nursing within the US or foreign based nursing boards that meets US or California Board of Registered Nursing requirements. That means that the RN must have challenged and successfully passed the NCLEX exams and have been licensed to practice nursing either in California or any other state within the nation. The core nursing courses can be completed in twelve months of full-time study. An additional three (3) months is needed to meet all the requirements for graduation. A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which includes the transferred credits from approved Associate Degree in Nursing. This program requires the completion of general education courses, specific required support (cognate) courses, and core courses.
The RN to BSN Completion program, as an integral part will support and subscribes to the philosophy and mission of Best American Healthcare University (BAHU) by providing a program that integrates its values and seeks to empower its students to advance their careers in nursing. The philosophy of the program includes the following beliefs that enable the faculty and students to participate in a process whereby individuals who complete the curriculum are able to assume the roles of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in the health care system.
For assistance in deciding which class room or online degree program that fits your goals and schedule, please click here to request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling (951) 637-8332