Online RN to BSN – Concurrent Enrollment Program
Are you ready to master the art and science of nursing? Arizona State University’s online RN to BSN concurrent enrollment program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) while you complete your associate degree in nursing at the same time. This program prepares you for the multi-faceted demands of this rewarding profession. You’ll become an advocate for patients and an expert in bedside care.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 9
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 120
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Earn your online BSN while completing your ADN
This time-efficient and cost-effective pathway enables you to earn an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing simultaneously. You’ll take the required coursework to become a registered nurse (RN) in person at your community college. At the same time, you’ll complete coursework 100% online to earn a BSN at Arizona State University.
Coursework in this program builds on the knowledge you acquire in your ADN program. You’ll learn about nursing theory, research, public and global health, management and more. The curriculum includes a variety of assignments and clinical practice experiences that’ll strengthen your communication, clinical reasoning, problem-solving and interprofessional skills. As an RN to BSN graduate, you’ll gain the skills needed to excel in the face of health care reforms, advances in technology and ongoing discoveries in evidence-based practice, such as:
- Client advocacy to facilitate positive change.
- Clinical knowledge and skills for state certification.
- Critical thinking, clinical reasoning and problem solving.
- Nursing management and leadership skills.
- Professional communication (oral and written).
- Research in evidence-based practice.
The benefits of earning a BSN
As health care evolves, the field of nursing demands skilled practitioners who can improve patient outcomes. Today's nurses go beyond providing bedside care. They become respected researchers and leaders in the development of evidence-based practices to advance nursing.
The National Academy of Medicine recommends that 80% of all nurses have a BSN by 2030. Further, early career registered nurses should possess a four-year BSN degree at a minimum, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
RN to BSN courses
In this program, you’ll take courses that are specifically designed to complement and enhance your associate degree classes. Your course load will be manageable, so you’ll be capable of earning both degrees simultaneously. The concurrent enrollment RN to BSN nursing courses include professional nursing theory, nursing research and evidence, public health nursing and more.
NUR 318: Nursing Research and Evidence Translation (L)
NUR 391: Professional Nursing Theory (L)
NUR 392: Health Promotion Across the Life Span
NUR 440: Community and Public Health Nursing in the United States
NUR 444: Innovation in Nursing
NUR 445: Nursing Management in Health Care
NUR 460: The Art of Nursing (HU)
NUR 464: Capstone: The Synthesis of Professional Nursing
The jobs a BSN prepares you for
When you complete a BSN, you’ll be a more competitive applicant for RN positions at major hospitals and medical centers. Your knowledge of evidence-based practice, public and community health, research, leadership and management will provide you with the opportunity for career advancement. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for advanced roles, such as critical care nurse, nursing leader, chief nursing officer and more. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
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ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.
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