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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Walden University is designed to provide practicing RNs with the advanced knowledge and skills required to excel in their careers and/or pursue graduate education. Graduates of this program are able to:
Apply leadership and informatics concepts in decision making to promote patient safety and quality care
Use evidence based on the sciences, humanities, and research to guide nursing practice across the health-illness continuum in a variety of healthcare settings
Evaluate the implications of policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery, including the health of vulnerable populations and healthcare disparities
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills to improve patient outcomes
Implement individual and population-focused interventions to promote health and to prevent and manage disease and injuries
Exhibit accountability for personal and professional behaviors in accordance with standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct with a commitment to continuous professional development
Provide patient-centered nursing care based on a comprehensive and focused health assessment across the lifespan using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches
Degree completion requires a minimum of 181 quarter credits, including transfer and major requirements.
Core curriculum: 51 quarter credits
Transfer up to 135 quarter credits
Requires a current, active nursing license and an associate degree or diploma in nursing
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Not authorized for residents of New York.
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