Introduction

The proposed RN to BSN program is designed as an academic progression model for current students in Associate degree in nursing programs and practicing registered nurses to advance their educational preparation to the Bachelor of Science level. The RN to BSN program requires completion of 37 credits of nursing courses.

This program provides opportunities for nurses to develop as nursing professionals and to achieve academic achievement, mainly for continuous improvement and self-development.

 

Requirements

The proposed program requires 37 quarter credits of nursing education including nursing practicum.

 

Admission Criteria

  • This program is open to applicants who have earned one of the following;

1) An Associate of Science in Nursing degree

2) An RN license in U.S.

  • All applicants for the proposed RN-BSN program will be required a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, completion of Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program, and an unencumbered RN license.

 

Curriculum 

The curriculum is based on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education identified by American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the academic progression model of the National League of Nursing with application of Competencies for Graduates of Baccalaureate Programs.

The University offers a range of student services, including admissions, registration, financial aid, academic advising, international student advising, technological support, and personal and spiritual counseling. Since the proposed program will be based in the main campus. The curriculum will be offered each semester so that students could complete the entire program in three semesters or 18 months as follows.

 

  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Current Issues and Trends in Nursing
  • Psychological and Spiritual Assessment in Health Care
  • Soul Pain and Holistic Care
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Theory and Nursing Professional Values
  • EBP and Nursing Leadership
  • Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum
  • Nursing Research & Senior Project

 

*The Bible and General Education requirement may result in a longer degree program for students who do not transfer in those credits. Those who do not enough credits will be allowed to complete the requirements during their program at the University.

 

Curriculum Program Strategies 

In order to achieve this purpose, the program pursues these strategies:

  1. Provide high quality, student-centered learning environments such as 1:1 student faculty mentor support system
  2. Incorporate evidence-based care and the use of clinical reasoning.
  3. Support spiritual, intellectual, and professional development of students.
  4. Foster collaboration with healthcare stakeholders in the local and global communities.
  5. Access to broaden library resources including digital journals
  6. Provide financial aid counseling and various scholarships
  7. Flexible schedule for part time working RNs

 

Financial Information in Nursing Programs 

RN-BSN
admission fee(nonrefundable) $300
Tuition $400 X 36 credits $14,400
Chapel(1 credit) $260
Student Activity Fee $90
Total $15,050
Extra fees can be applied.

 

Contact 

LA campus : 500 Shatto Pl. LA CA 90020

Tel : 213-388-1000

Email : admissions@wmu.edu