Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Have a Question?

1.       Is this program accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) a specialized nursing accreditor?

Not yet. ACEN Accreditation for new nursing programs requires data obtained while students are in the program. Once that data is available the process for a specialized nursing accreditation will begin.  The program and college is accredited currently by the Middle States commission and approved by the Department of Education.

For example, a nursing school can be approved by the State Board of Nursing and its graduates can sit for the NCLEX without being approved by either of the 2 national accrediting agencies for nursing (CCNE and ACEN)

2.    Do I need to graduate from an accredited ACEN or CCNE nursing program?

If a student will be seeking a Master’s degree in the future then it would be a factor to consider.

 

3.  Do I need a current RN license to be admitted to the program?

Yes.  A current registered nursing license is required to be admitted into the program.

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrate competence in using both patient care technologies and information management systems.
  5. 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.
  6. Demonstrate competent and confident interactions and communication skills to improve teamwork, collaboration, practice, and patient outcomes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Danielle Guiliano

Danielle Guiliano

Director, Practical Nursing, Pre-Nursing


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