Improve performance in the professional nursing role by developing leadership, management, and communication skills to promote the health of individuals, families, and communities.
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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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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Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally-accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2012 Digest of Educational Statistics. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the internet as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students were included. Assumes 10 undergraduate classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours, or 6 graduate level classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours.
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