RN to BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing)



Mission & Overview

The RN to BSN in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses who hold a license to practice nursing. The program consists of two levels – the junior level and senior level– and offers a rigorous academic and experiential course of study, while providing a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the working professional nurse. The program, which includes hybrid courses, only requires on-campus attendance twice per week. Students in the RN to BSN program come from diverse backgrounds and are educated to ensure positive healthcare outcomes in a culturally diverse, urban population.

Mission

The mission of the RN to BSN program is to produce well-educated, autonomous, competent, and resourceful graduates to practice nursing in today’s multiethnic, global, and technology driven society.

Goals

  1. Prepare graduates with specific knowledge, skills, values, and experiences that demonstrate the professionalism of a baccalaureate nurse.
  2. Foster characteristics of leadership, evidence-based practice, and clinical competency to guide decision-making and the delivery of safe, culturally relevant nursing care across the health continuum.

Program Outcomes

  1. Facilitate employment eligibility and career mobility in the nursing profession
  2. Program completion within 150% of the planned duration of the program (3 to 4.5 semesters).
  3. Graduate satisfaction with effectiveness of the nursing program
  4. Employer satisfaction with employee professional performance.
  5. Student pursuit of graduate studies; achievement of specialty certification; participation in professional organizations; and completion of continuing education and training.
  6. Provision of appropriate didactic and experiential learning opportunities to meet land-grant mission objectives and enhance the nursing workforce.

Program Outcome Data

  • Employment Rate – 100%
  • NCLEX Pass Rate – N/A
  • Attrition Rate – 15%

Degree Requirements

The RN to BSN program requires the completion of three semesters that encompass a clinical and theoretical based curriculum. The following curriculum fulfills the knowledge requirements of the baccalaureate nursing degree, approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 120 credit hours are required to receive the baccalaureate nursing degree.

Curriculum 

Career Options

  1. Nurse
  2. Occupational Health Care Specialist
  3. School Health Nurse
  4. Patient Navigator
  5. Patient Educator

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Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition rates for the University of the District of Columbia can be found here. Financial Aid information for the University of the District of Columbia can be found here.

Faculty Contact

Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN
Program Director/RN to BSN Program
202.274.5916
pbroadnax@udc.edu

Resources

Nursing Brochure
Nursing Fact Sheet

Accreditation Requirements

The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN contact information is as follows:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

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