RN to BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing)
UDC is the ideal place to continue pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and to develop the skills and tools to succeed in today’s complex and dynamic healthcare environment. The baccalaureate nursing degree is designed for registered nurses who hold a license to practice nursing. The RN to BS program consists of two levels – the junior level and senior level.
The RN to BSN in Nursing program is a three-semester program that 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.
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.
- Prepare graduates with specific knowledge, skills, values, and experiences that demonstrate the professionalism of a baccalaureate nurse.
- 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.
- Facilitate employment eligibility and career mobility in the nursing profession
- Program completion within 150% of the planned duration of the program (3 to 4.5 semesters).
- Graduate satisfaction with effectiveness of the nursing program
- Employer satisfaction with employee professional performance.
- Student pursuit of graduate studies; achievement of specialty certification; participation in professional organizations; and completion of continuing education and training.
- 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%
The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN contact information is as follows:
CAUSES Academic Programs
RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
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CAUSES Land-grant Programs
Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Center for Architectural Innovation and Building Science (CAIBS) - Clarence Pearson, Director