BS in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses is available in an accelerated format. The track embraces online technology and once-a-week seminars which provide face-to-face interaction with faculty. The RN to BSN Program consists of 49 credits. To complete the Baccalaureate Degree a student must fulfill the core, support, and upper division nursing courses. A minimum of 121 credits is required to complete the degree.
American Holistic Nurse's Certification Corporation endorses Eastern's professional preparation of holistic nurses. This enables students from the program to sit for the Holistic Nursing Certification exam after graduation. The curriculum, designed for the adult learner, foster the development of nursing leadership and management skills, ease with information technology, advanced physical assessment skills, knowledge of health promotion and the care of individuals, families, and communities. Research and evidence-based practice content prepares the graduate for professional nursing practice in a variety of settings as the health care system continues to change. As the students earn their degree, they can complete two nationally recognized certificates. The Nurse Manager Certificate is offered by Sigma Theta Tau, International and completed in Nursing 402: Leadership in Nursing Practice. Beginning in the Fall 2009 newly admitted RN to BSN students will graduate with a End-of-Life Trained Certificate of Completion awarded by the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC).
Through the 16 courses in the RN to BSN Program, RNs increase their opportunities for advancement, strengthen leadership and interpersonal skills, acquire computer literacy, ethical decision-making, and communication skills. Clinical rotations are independent, and students have the opportunity to select a 40-hour clinical practicum experience based on their own personal and professional goals.
Students completing the Nursing Leadership course will earn the Nurse Manager Certificate from Sigma Theta Tau and Assessment Technologies Institute. (ATI)