You’ve worked hard to become a Registered Nurse (RN) but don’t have your bachelor’s in nursing yet. At Concorde Career College, you can block transfer credits from your associate degree in nursing (ADN) toward earning your BSN degree online.
Concorde’s RN to BSN completion program is conveniently offered fully online with options for course load intensity. You can opt to take 3, 2, or 1 course per term. Depending on your work/life balance and needs, you could earn your BSN online in as few as 15 months, 21 months, or even take a slower path*.
As an RN you deliver vital direct patient care. However, through Concorde’s online RN to BSN degree program you’ll improve your critical thinking, leadership, and nursing skills that Magnet Hospitals, trauma centers, and others are demanding.
There will continue to be a need for RNs with BSN degrees, so get started now to further your professional nursing career online with Concorde Career College.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to the current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
The RN to BSN program is a degree completion program delivered completely through distance education. Applicants wishing to enroll in the must possess an Associate Degree in Nursing from a state Board of Nursing-approved program and an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license. Enrolled students will receive block transfer credit of 60 semester credit hours and complete an additional 60 semester credit hours in the program.
The mission of the Concorde RN to BSN program is to prepare healthcare professionals capable of providing care to individuals across the lifespan. Our graduates will be prepared to deliver superior healthcare to diverse communities using the art of discovery, teaching, and leadership.
The vision of the BSN program is to create an environment which fosters professional identity formation and a spirit of inquiry through:
- Program- Deliver a creative and stimulating nursing program which equips the nurse to solve healthcare issues facing local and global populations.
- Scholarship- Provide an educational experience that supports evidence based practice and innovative inquiry.
- Transition into Healthcare- Shape nursing graduates capable of performing in variable settings while utilizing critical thinking and incorporating healthcare technology in patient care.
- Professional Advancement -Prepare highly competent graduate for leadership positions within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the art and science of professional nursing.
- Apply the nursing process to develop safe, compassionate and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Utilizing acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes into nursing practice incorporating ethical and legal principles to promote collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate theories of nursing care and evidence based practice when planning care and making clinical judgements appropriate for diverse populations and communities.
- Demonstrate accountability as an independent leader using concepts of leadership, inspiring life-long learning and teamwork in healthcare.
The need for nurses with additional training and education is driven by healthcare providers, hospitals wishing to meet criteria set by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center - part of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Magnet status is viewed by providers and payers as a measure of quality care and patient safety.
In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IoM) published a study titled "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" that suggested that hospitals with RNs who had bachelor's degrees, provided a level of patient care that positively affected outcomes. It was from this that one of the criteria for Magnet status should be that 80% of a hospital's nurses have earned a bachelor's degree by the year 2020.***
Concorde developed its RN to BSN online degree completion program to help RNs with associate degrees, pursue their bachelor's. A bachelor's degree is the next step in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.
***Institute of Medicine. 2011. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12956.
Where Do Registered Nurses Work?
Following successful completion of the nursing degree program and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), graduates can seek employment in a variety of job settings, including:
- Acute care facilities
- Subacute care facilities
- Surgical centers
- Ambulatory care centers
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