RN to BSN
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Take your nursing career to the next level by completing your baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Southeastern's RN-to-BSN program offers registered nurses who are currently practicing in this critical field the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Current, unencumbered RN license in the State of Florida
- Professional liability insurance
- Graduate of an NLN accredited nursing program
- Completion of prerequisite courses
The Institute of Medicine published a report titled The Future of Nursing in 2010 that called for practicing nurses with a baccalaureate degree to be 80% of the nursing workforce by 2020. Many medical facilities are well below that number today. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 1.2 million additional RNs will be needed by 2020. The market bears the need for nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and it's likely that need will only increase going forward.
The market needs aren't the only reasons to pursue a BSN. A baccalaureate degree also expands the knowledge and abilities of each individual. When you graduate with a BSN from Southeastern, you will, among other things, be able to:
- Use Christian values to enhance nursing practice and education
- Integrate clinical prevention, patient safety, and principles of continuous quality improvement into nursing care
- Utilize information management and patient care technology more effectively
- Integrate leadership skills to better develop and implement effective nursing care
- Implement therapeutic communication in your interactions with patients, families, and colleagues
To accommodate the schedules of working nurses, our program blends online learning with minimal face-to-face interaction in the classroom. Students will attend evening classes up to four times per semester, with the rest of coursework completed online.
Your studies will include 57 hours of instruction, including 315 hours of clinical experiences. Course topics include:
- Quality and Safety
- Nursing Leadership
- Community Nursing
- Health Assessment
Note: Program is pending SACS COC approval.