Nursing

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online program prepares licensed registered nurses for a career in the healthcare environment. The RN to BSN online curriculum builds on your previous nursing education. The coursework is online with two plans of study to meet the needs of the working RN. Graduates of the RN-BSN program have the additional preparation for roles in healthcare that demand critical thinking, decision making, communication and leadership skills.

Mission

The mission of the RN to BSN Nursing Program is to educate nurses to serve clients, health care systems, and the profession of nursing; leading and managing care contributing to its advancement. The learning environment educates the baccalaureate nurse generalist to build on previous learning and is characterized by personalization, collaboration, and integration of technology that promotes lifelong student learning, pursuit of graduate studies, and development as a professional nurse. Students will engage in scholarship that supports the development of critical thinking, creative problem solving, and innovative leadership in care delivery. Students will embrace professionalism and professional values in the care of individuals and populations across diverse cultures, ages, and environments.

Vision

Through professional preparation, interprofessional collaboration, and advanced nursing education, the vision of the nursing program is be known for continuing academic excellence, positively impacting the health of individuals and populations across diverse cultures, ages, and environments advancing
nursing knowledge and responsiveness.

Advantages

This completion program meets the needs of the working RN to become a nurse at the baccalaureate level.

  • The two path system and courses offered online creates flexibility for adult learners.
  • Students will be able to take three courses per semester each in a five-week block.

Program Goals

  1. Prepare nurses to fulfill baccalaureate nursing leadership roles within the complex health care system, who consistently embody professional values.
  2. Provide a foundation that encourages ongoing education and prepares for advanced nursing degrees.
  3. Promote among graduates a commitment to addressing the health care needs of the citizens of North Dakota.
  4. Recruit and retain qualified and diverse students committed to academic excellence and professional development.
  5. Recruit and retain qualified faculty who contribute to the university, the profession, and other arenas through activities associated with education, service and scholarly endeavors.
  6. Implement educational strategies and practices conducive to the personal and professional development of students.

Career Opportunities

  • Career advancement
  • Nursing Leadership in Healthcare
  • Pursue a graduate degree in Nursing

Nursing Program Fact Sheet

Admission Criteria for the RN to BSN Program

Computer Requirements

Programs of Study