CAUSES Revamps Registered Nurse To Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN)
CAUSES Revamps Registered Nurse To Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN) to Virtual Learning
The RN to BSN Program has re-opened to admit students as a fully online nursing program. Data were obtained from student requests for online programming, changes in the nursing profession, and increased options for upper mobility in nursing prompted the nursing faculty to revamp the course delivery structure to facilitate enrollment and success by working nurses who wish to obtain a BS in nursing. The courses are offered one at a time over six weeks. The program can be completed in sixteen months. It is an opportunity for nurses to enhance their clinical decision-making, develop and implement evidence-based clinical projects, and strengthen their leadership abilities in preparation for graduate studies. Moreover, the program offers the flexibility and convenience needed by adult learners who seek programs that allow them to learn at their convenience while balancing other responsibilities.
This year, nursing’s contributions to healthcare have been recognized and celebrated. First, the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife”. Second, during the COVID-19 crisis, nurses have been recognized as the foundation on which patients’ care is delivered and coordinated. The expertise needed in caring for critically ill patients and compassion shown to their families has been highlighted in the media which served to emphasize the importance of earning a BS in nursing. The pandemic has created unique learning opportunities and inspired innovative teaching strategies especially in clinical education. Our re-designed program will provide an educationally stimulating virtual environment in the midst of multiple challenges while staying focused on identifying how nursing students can contribute to the strengthening of the future of nursing.
If you know of a licensed RN who is interested in applying to the RN to BSN program, please go to the website and select the “Apply” button. For additional information, contact Dr. Pier A. Broadnax, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.274.5916 or 202.963-8702.