Benedictine University

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Benedictine University

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CCNE-Accredited RN to B.S.N. Online Degree

 

Further your education, and advance your career. Benedictine University’s online RN to B.S.N. program is designed to fit your busy working life and move you forward in the nursing field.

 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reports that better patient outcomes come from higher levels of education. The more advanced your education is, the better prepared you will be to give your patients the best care possible.

 

With your B.S.N., you will have access to employment opportunities including positions as a nurse case manager, nursing manager, clinical nurse manager and registered nurse supervisor, as well as other leadership roles. You will also be taking the next steps in your professional development in order to provide thoughtful, evidence-based care to your patients.

 

Program Highlights

  • Quick, Convenient, Affordable. Complete our RN to B.S.N. online program in as little as 12 months*, entirely online, and at a competitive price of only $400 per credit hour. Students complete the B.S.N. coursework at an estimated total tuition of $14,800 (based on completion of 37 credits).
  • Experienced Instructors. Work with instructors who are current in the field and who have been in your shoes. They, too, earned their degrees while holding a full-time nursing job and balancing the demands of a busy life. They understand your needs and will pass their insights on to you.
  • Real-World Coursework. Perform hands-on assignments that are relevant to the life of a working nurse, with skills you can immediately put to use in daily care. The program’s clinical experiences will help you choose an expertise that suits your career goals.
  • Hallmarks of Faith and Knowledge. Experience a curriculum that thoughtfully and carefully weaves Benedictine University‚Äôs 10 Hallmarks throughout the courses, touching on Community and Hospitality to Stewardship and Humility. These come to life through discussions, assignments and personal reflection and provide you with a solid foundation from which to lead and provide evidence-based patient care.
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RN to B.S.N. Curriculum

Through the RN to B.S.N.’s 10 core courses, two interdisciplinary courses, and 37 total credits, you will learn about the foundations of professional nursing, the process of evidence-based practice, the formation of healthcare policy, the benefits of health promotion, the tenets of nursing leadership, and more.

 

Nursing Courses (31 total credits)

NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
NRHL 315 Perspectives of Professional Nursing Practice 4 credits
NRHL 330 Nursing Scholarship: Role of Research in Evidence Based Practice 3 credits
NRHL 335 Concepts in Collaborative Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the Older Adult 3 credits
NRHL 340 Comprehensive Health and Physical Assessment 3 credits
NRHL 345 Applications of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics to Clinical Reasoning 3 credits
NRHL 365 Health Promotion for Families, Communities, and Populations 3 credits
NRHL 366 Professional Practice in Health Promotion 3 credits
NRHL 375 Healthcare Policy, Regulation and Advocacy 3 credits
NRHL 392 Nurse Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3 credits
NRHL 394 Professional Practice in Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3 credits

 

Interdisciplinary Seminars (6 total credits)

NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
IDS 201 WI Catholic and Benedictine Intellectual Traditions 3 credits
IDS 301 Human Dignity/Common Good 3 credits

Career Outlook

By 2020, the Institute of Medicine is recommending that a majority of nurses have their B.S.N. Leading up to that, 39 percent of hospitals now require new hires to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, while 77 percent express a strong preference for this level of education.

 

Why Benedictine University?

  • We're a top-choice institution for diverse student populations.
  • We’re learning-centered and financially accessible.
  • We’re devoted to professional preparation of lifelong learners.
  • Our faculty are actively engaged in the nursing profession.

 

At Benedictine, you will find the support you need through small cohort sizes and individualized faculty attention, courses that build upon each other, and a diverse student body that’s learning alongside you.

 

Benedictine University has designed the RN to B.S.N. to fit the life of a busy working nurse. Many of our students are referred by nurses who graduated from the program and recommend their colleagues enroll, too.

 

Interested in becoming a nurse educator or nurse executive leader? RN to B.S.N. graduates can move immediately into our Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program and waive two courses — a savings of a full semester of time (4 months) towards your graduate degree. Note that wavier criteria must be met and confirmed upon advisement.

 

*With continuous, full-time enrollment.
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