Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Improve performance in the professional nursing role by developing leadership, management, and communication skills to promote the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Online RN to BSN for Registered Nurses

The Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at our university is designed to facilitate the immediate and lifelong professional development needs of Registered Nurses who earned an associate degree in nursing and have a current, active and unencumbered license. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the curriculum reflects current nursing practice and the Institute of Medicine recommendations for nursing education.

The program focuses on the development of the professional nursing role in three primary areas: Practitioner, Scientist and Leader. Students work with faculty to implement and evaluate a professional development plan to improve critical thinking, clinical reasoning, oral and written communication comprehension of published research, and knowledgeable, skillful participation in organizational, community, and global health issues. The program builds a strong foundation for graduate study.

The baccalaureate program at American Public University System is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

NOTE: Washington State Residents: The R.N. to B.S. in Nursing program is currently not open for admission to Washington residents.

 

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Associate Degrees

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Master's Degrees

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  • Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security
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  • Reverse Logistics Management
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  • Space Studies
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Undergraduate Certificate Programs

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  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forensics
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Information Security Planning
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  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Intelligence Analysis
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  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Microsoft Access Database Applications
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  • Public Lands Management
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  • Regional and Community Planning
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Retail Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism Studies
  • United Nations
  • Visual Basic Application Development
  • Visual Communications
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
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Graduate Certificate Programs

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  • American Revolution Studies
  • Ancient and Classical History
  • Athletic Administration
  • Business Essentials for the Security Executive
  • Civil War Studies
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Emergency Management Executive Leadership
  • Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration
  • Environmental Planning and Design
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  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European History
  • Executive Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Global Environmental Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Capital Leadership
  • Information Assurance
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  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Studies
  • IT Project Management
  • Joint Warfare
  • Leadership and Logistics
  • Logistics Management
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Terrorism Studies
  • World War II Studies
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Nursing Program Overview

Nursing program director, Elaine Keavney, explains how the Bachelor of Science in Nursing facilitates the immediate and life-long development needs of registered nurses.

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