Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN)
Our online RN to BSN program will enhance your personal status, boost your salary, and increase your job security while helping your hospital achieve “magnet” status. The B.S. in Nursing expands your knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing to give you background in evidence based practice, patient safety, and technology integration, as well as healthcare systems and policies. You will become a more accomplished nurse ready to ascend the ranks.
The program requires a minimum of 90 hours of mentor-guided clinical experience in a qualified community health services setting, such as a public health department or clinic.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
You’ll become an expert in all areas of study required by the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Care of the Older Adult
Health and Wellness Through Nutritional Science
Professional Roles and Values
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Leadership and Professional Image
Information Management and the Application of Technology
Core Subject Areas
These course requirements may be cleared through transfer credit:
Applied Healthcare Statistics
English Composition I
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
Survey of United States Constitution and Government
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Humanities
Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare
The first course you take in this program will be unlike any other you complete at WGU. Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare requires participation in online group meetings with faculty and fellow students. Multiple group options are available, so you will work with your enrollment counselor or mentor to determine the group whose schedule works best for you. Learn more about this unique course and how to prepare for it >>
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program requires successful completion of a field experience. The field experience correlates with coursework during your program. Ninety practice hours are required as part of this field experience, some of which will be fulfilled through community assessments, simulations and other activities. Your field experience is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.