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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne synthesizes knowledge from humanities and social and physical sciences with nursing theory in order to enhance professional practice. Graduates of the program are able to boost their careers and:

  • ​Provide comprehensive, patient-centered nursing care for individuals, families, and communities across the patient lifespan in diverse settings
  • ​Utilize critical reasoning and clinical judgment in the application of information and health care technologies to provide safe, patient-centered care
  • ​Understand concepts from humanities, as well as social and physical sciences with nursing knowledge and practice
  • ​Demonstrate a caring presence through effective communication strategies and establish important therapeutic relationships with patients
  • ​Collaborate with health team members to improve health outcomes and policy in an evolving regulatory environment
  • ​Demonstrate leadership by directing nursing activities and initiating change to improve quality, patient care outcomes, and health care delivery systems
  • ​Integrate Catholic Social Teaching, ethical, legal, and Franciscan principles in decision-making as a professional nurse
  • ​Develop a plan for professional growth and lifelong learning as a member of the nursing profession
  • ​Apply evidence-based practice principles in decision-making and delivery of nursing care

Requirements

This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

  • RN to BS curriculum: 39 credits (must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours)
  • Proof of current, active RN license
  • Official transcript from an associate or diploma degree nursing program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must maintain RN licensure throughout their entire enrollment in the program

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)