Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Building on preparation in the ADN or diploma program, the online RN to BSN programs at Sullivan prepare students for a broader scope of practice and provide a holistic perspective. This is achieved through learning the cultural, social, economic, community, and leadership issues that impact patients and shape nursing care.
To meet these needs, Sullivan offers courses focusing on the following: economics and finance, diversity in healthcare, management and leadership, community theory, family theory, quality care, patient safety, and technology and informatics. This course content--along with competencies identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and other professional organizations--is included.
The online RN to BSN programs at Sullivan University provide critical knowledge and a valuable credential for the next step in your professional life. The online format allows students to earn a BSN Degree in a timely manner--a degree based on the AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education and professional standards from national organizations.
This premier program is provided in a 24/7 format that allows students from around the globe to interact and enhance their overall education development. The RN to BSN experience requires no mandatory log-in times, and registered nurses receive 60 block credits for previous nursing courses taken in the Associate Degree program. Using an accelerated format, core nursing courses are taken sequentially.
All courses taken in the Sullivan University College of Nursing are taught by respected professionals with frontline experience in nursing practice and teaching. Over 80% of nursing faculty have a Doctorate and all have a Master's Degree in Nursing. Faculty are matched to the courses they teach, yielding individualized attention and academic preparation that ensure students have a solid academic experience.
Sullivan University's RN to BSN program is completely online, giving you the flexibility to fit school into your busy schedule.
The RN to BSN student enters the program with knowledge, skills, and experience as a registered nurse. The RN to BSN program does the following: increases your knowledge and skills by providing an in-depth exploration of career goals, teaches community and public health nursing, educates you in leadership and management skills focusing on holistic nursing care and evidence-based practices, and provides thorough preparation for leadership positions. In addition, courses provide a foundation to pursue graduate study.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 1: Students will complete a baccalaureate-level, liberal education.
PLO 2: Students will describe the role of leadership, quality improvement, and safety in providing quality nursing caring to patients.
PLO 3: Students will develop evidence-based, clinically competent nursing plans for patients.
PLO 4: Students will utilize healthcare information systems in the delivery of quality patient care.
PLO 5: Students will demonstrate ethical, legal, and holistic behaviors associated with the delivery of quality patient care.
PLO 6: Students will communicate effectively across verbal, written, and/or technological channels.
PLO 7: Students will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills that contribute to sound decision-making related to health promotion and disease prevention.
PLO 8: Students will demonstrate professionalism in the delivery of quality patient care.
PLO 9: Students will hold knowledge of quality patient care from infancy to older adulthood.
PLO 10: The program will maintain an acceptable completion rate.
PLO 11: All three key constituencies (current students, graduates, and employers from various healthcare settings) will register general satisfaction with the program.
- A unique and defining aspect of Sullivan’s RN to BSN program is that nursing courses are accelerated with a focus on team-based learning.
- Nursing courses average four to eight weeks in length, and each course culminates with a team project.
- The final course provides the opportunity for experiential practice in leadership and management.
- Utilizing the concept of team-based learning, each student has the opportunity for leadership and a variety of team roles.
Length: 15 months (Upper Division Nursing Courses)
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon then umber of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
Those who lack one or more required general studies courses must complete them as prerequisites to upper-level nursing courses. See an advisor for details.
All courses require a 70% C or better for successful completion.
Nursing (NUR) courses may only be repeated one time. Two failures (a grade of D or F) in NUR courses, whether the same course or different courses, will result in permanent dismissal from the program. Exceptions, when warranted, may be granted by the Dean.
Students must maintain a current, unencumbered registered nurse license issued in the United States throughout enrollment in upper division nursing (NUR) courses.