Bryant & Stratton College Online has announced the implementation of a new bachelor’s degree program in Nursing. The official name of the degree is RN to BSN and is designed to provide nurses the opportunity to continue their education in the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The program will have a number of precise stipulations that will need to be met by applicants to ensure their eligibility to pursue the degree. Students who have completed an associate’s degree or diploma program in nursing are permitted to apply. However, applicants are required to have an RN license and have passed their RN-NCLEX. If a student hasn’t completed one of those two requirements, they will not be admitted into the Online program.
Upon completing an interview with an admissions representative and applying, a student will then submit their license and transcripts from their previous education for evaluation. Additionally, a student will need to provide current CPR certification and current immunizations to ensure they’re capable of completing preceptor hours in the community. An applicant will also interview with the Program Director to review the program coursework as the specifics will be tailored for each student. All of this is done while simultaneously completing the required financial aid steps to ensure that a student is ready to be registered once all of the necessary steps have been wrapped up.
Once enrolled, students will navigate through a program that not only builds on their previous nursing education but prepares them to take on new roles in the future. Bachelor’s educated nurses will be more exposed to geriatrics, take on a greater emphasis of being a community service oriented nurse and they will be prepared to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate treatment. Bryant & Stratton’s goal is to ensure that nursing graduates are prepared to meets the changing needs of the nursing field.
With continued, nationwide growth in the medical field, the demand for trained nurses continues to increase. In fact, the Institute of Medicine has recommended that 80% of all nurses in hospital settings earn an education in the bachelor’s or master’s level by 2020. Nurses, specifically in hospital settings will need to have more preparation to administer proper patient care. A BSN educated nurse will have the preparation to treat the entire patient, not just the ailment.
The RN to BSN program emphasizes classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that prepares student for both the world of work and for lifelong learning. It also prepares nurses to take on a professional role by incorporating coursework in nursing research and leadership. The curriculum is designed to educated nurses and provide opportunities for career advancement and management positions within the field.