In 2010, the Institute of Medicine published The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, an expansive report that examines the immediate and long-term affects of healthcare reform and how nursing professionals will serve an integral role in providing more people with quality medical care.
One notable recommendation is that 80 percent of the nation's nursing workforce should have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree by 2020.
Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is successfully preparing dedicated nurses like you for the healthcare challenges ahead. The RN-BSN Program includes online interactive assignments allowing students to integrate new knowledge into their practice. Assignments vary by course, but may include papers, presentations, quizzes, and practical application activities. Students will strengthen their skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, computer use, and clinical reasoning and problem solving. Full-time, distinguished nursing faculty with expertise in their practice area have tailored this respected program to an online format that makes earning your BSN convenient and affordable. Faculty are experts at online teaching and are also involved in research and service to the community.
ASU’s RN to BSN online program (45 credits) consists of upper–division nursing courses (38 credits) and upper–division general studies requirements (7 credits.) Course are 7.5 weeks in length and can be completed in as few as 15 months. Time to completion can extend to 18-24 months, depending on the number of courses taken per session.
Students who have signed a Pathway agreement with an Arizona community college need to complete all the required prerequisite courses at their community college.
Students who have not signed a Pathway agreement with an Arizona community college must complete the following prerequisite courses before enrolling in the RN to BSN program.
Students who have not signed a Pathway agreement with an Arizona community college must complete the following co–requisite courses before taking NUR 464 Capstone: The Synthesis of Professional Nursing. Co–requisite courses may be taken concurrently with upper division nurse courses. They include:
ASU’s RN to BSN degree program consists of 10 core courses totaling 38 credits.