Bachelor of Science
– BSN Completion
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Increase your knowledge of nursing and expand your career options with our RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program). Candidates who hold an active and unencumbered RN license are eligible for the RN to BSN completion program. Nurses who earn a BSN are also able to pursue other nursing career paths, including advanced education, administration, and teaching, that are not available to nurses without a bachelor’s degree.
The RN to BSN program offers four- and eight-week courses 100% online. You’ll gain a foundation for professional nursing practice at the baccalaureate level to expand your clinical knowledge and further develop your critical-thinking, communication, and therapeutic skills.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate are American Association of Colleges of Nursing AACN accredited programs.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at National University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop caring, therapeutic nursing relationships with individuals, families, groups and populations.
- Provide safe, high-quality, culturally competent, patient-centered nursing care for individuals across the life span in a variety of settings.
- Participate in the continuous improvement of nursing care quality and safety.
- Use nursing judgment to manage, prioritize and delegate patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients and the interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate professional identity by incorporating established standards of practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.
- Apply best, current evidence into nursing practice to achieve desired outcomes.
- Students who pass the NCLEX-RN exam receive 31.5 upper division quarter unit credits
- 100% online program
- Degree can be completed in as little as 11 months
- Four- and eight-week classes
- Focus on one subject per month while maintaining full-time status
- Start the program any month during the year
- Eligible Transfer to Success Scholarship applicants receive up to $4,800
- Earn a California Public Health Nurse Certificate
- No prerequisite courses required
- Hands-on experience working with leaders and community partners
Enrolling in a university is a big decision. That’s why our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and help you find the right program for you and your career goals.
To that end, we’ve simplified and streamlined our application process, so you can get enrolled in your program right away. Because we accept and review applications year round, you can begin class as soon as next month, depending on your program and location of choice.
Learn more about undergraduate, graduate, military, and international student admissions, plus admissions information for transfer students. You can also learn more about our tuition rates and financial aid opportunities.
Why Choose National University
- Four-Week Courses
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- Year-Round Enrollment
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We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 185,000 alumni worldwide.
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