Bachelor in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The new RN-to-BSN program is designed to provide registered professional nurses (R.N.’s) the educational foundation required to enhance job opportunities and be better prepared for leadership and management roles in a healthcare setting.
Online program delivery provides working RN’s with the flexibility to navigate the challenges of balancing work and education. Even as an online student at P.I.T., students are afforded all of the same support services as in-class students, including access to the physical and online libraries, individual academic coaching, a designated financial aid advisor, one-on-one live video tutoring, and more.
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What is an RN to BSN Degree?
An RN-BSN degree is a specific program for practicing nurses who have already earned an ADN degree. The RN-BSN program is shorter than a standard BSN, which normally takes four years, and it allows ADN’s to build on the nursing experience that they already have.
What Classes Are Needed to go from an RN to a BSN?
In an RN to BSN program, nurses have already taken many of the basic nursing courses so they’ll focus on higher-level courses and can include: foundational science courses, arts, culture and language, communications, and more.
How Much Does the RN to BSN Program Cost?
To launch this new program, P.I.T. is offering the same tuition rate as our Certificate and Associate Degree majors!
Does an RN to BSN Require Clinicals?
Programs that are taught 100% online do not require clinicals but may require you to be working full time as an RN.
Will my employer pay for an RN to BSN?
Many healthcare providers do offer tuition reimbursement for BSN bridge programs for full-time and part-time employees.
- Utilize the student’s liberal education to integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the arts and sciences to provide humanistic, safe quality care; to act as advocates for individuals, families, groups, communities, and/or populations; and to promote social justice from a foundation of professional values and standards.
- Identify, assess, and evaluate practice in care delivery models based on contemporary nursing science and are feasible within current cultural, economic, organizational, and political perspectives.
- Integrate reliable evidence from multiple ways of knowing to inform practice and make clinical judgments. In collaboration with other healthcare team members, graduates participate in documenting and interpreting evidence for improving patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate competence in using both patient care technologies and information management systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare’s broader context, including how patient care services are organized and financed and how reimbursement is structured. Describe the scope and role of these agencies and how healthcare issues are identified, how healthcare policy is both developed and changed, how that process can be influenced through the efforts of nurses and other healthcare professionals, and lay and special advocacy groups.
- Demonstrate competent and confident interactions and communication skills to improve teamwork, collaboration, practice, and patient outcomes.
- Identify determinants of health, prioritize primary prevention when possible, actively identify and reach out to those who might benefit from a service, and use available resources to assure the best overall improvement in the health of the population.
- Demonstrate professional values and value-based behavior to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes in patients, families, and communities by wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication, and accountability, including accountability for one’s self and nursing practice, professional engagement, and lifelong learning.
Students are eligible to transfer up to 90 credits.
An active RN license is required for enrollment.