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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is designed to prepare highly competent practitioners of nursing for professional careers in a dynamic healthcare environment. It also provides educational mobility and the foundation for graduate education in nursing. Graduates of the program possess the ability to:
Use the nursing process and critical thinking to promote, maintain, and restore the health of individuals and families throughout the lifespan
Evaluate the application of research findings to support evidence-based practice
Communicate effectively using interpersonal, written, and technological strategies
Integrate leadership and management skills in the provision of cost-effective quality health care
Individualize culturally and ethnically sensitive health promotion strategies with individuals, families, populations, and communities in a variety of settings
Model professional role development through nursing behaviors consistent with professional standards
Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer credits.
Online program: 30 hours
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Completion of an ACEN accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for all college course work
Completion of required prerequisites with grade “C” or higher
Have a current unencumbered RN license
Evidence of work experience or satisfactory completion of an RN refresher course
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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