Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Building on initial preparation in the ADN or diploma program, the online RN to BSN programs at Sullivan University prepares students for a broader scope of practice, providing a holistic perspective, and an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, community and leadership issues that impact patients and shape nursing care.

To meet these needs, Sullivan offers courses focusing on evidence based practice, economics and finance, diversity in healthcare, management and leadership, community theory and family theory, quality care and patient safety and technology and informatics. This course content, and other 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 provides 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 on professional standards from national organizations.

This top-quality 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 experiences 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 in nursing 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, provide individualized attention and have the experience as well as the academic preparation that allows students to 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.

Locations: Louisville
Sullican Nursing Objectives

Objectives

The RN to BSN student enters the program with knowledge, skills and experience as a registered nurse. The RN to BSN program: enhances your knowledge and skills by providing an in-depth exploration of career goals; enhancing the knowledge of community and public health nursing; teaching leadership and management skills with a focus on holistic nursing care and evidence based nursing practice; and provides an in-depth 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 an 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 associate 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 demonstrate knowledge of the delivery 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.

Program Highlights

The most unique feature of Sullivan University's RN to BSN program is the 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 an experiential practice experience in leadership and management. Utilizing the concept of team-based learning, each student has the opportunity for leadership and a variety of team roles.

Nursing Courses Path

Courses

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.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BIO 201
Medical Microbiology - BIO
4.00
BIO 201L
Medical Microbiology Lab
2.00
BIO 203
Anatomy and Physiology I - BIO
4.00
BIO 203L
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
2.00
BIO 204
Anatomy and Physiology II - BIO
4.00
BIO 204L
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
2.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
PSY 214
Introduction to Psychology
4.00
NUR 303
Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Roles and Issues in Nursing
3.00
NUR 306
Pathophysiology - NUR
6.00
NUR 307
Health and Physical Assessment Across the Life Span
6.00
NUR 309
Diversity in Healthcare
3.00
NUR 318
Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Statistics
8.00
NUR 401
Community Theory and Family Theory
3.00
NUR 402
End of Life Issues Across the Life Span
3.00
NUR 403
Healthcare Informatics and Technology
3.00
NUR 405
Quality Care and Patient Safety
3.00
NUR 406
Community and Public Health Nursing
6.00
NUR 407
Management and Leadership in Professional Nursing
6.00
NUR 408
Senior Experiential Practicum and Seminar
6.00
NUR 414
Healthcare Management, Economics, and Seminar
6.00
Free Electives
8.00
General Education Electives
50.00
Other Core Courses
26.00
Course:
BIO 201
Title:
Medical Microbiology - BIO
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BIO 201L
Title:
Medical Microbiology Lab
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
BIO 203
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology I - BIO
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BIO 203L
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
BIO 204
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology II - BIO
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BIO 204L
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSY 214
Title:
Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
NUR 303
Title:
Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Roles and Issues in Nursing
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 306
Title:
Pathophysiology - NUR
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
NUR 307
Title:
Health and Physical Assessment Across the Life Span
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
NUR 309
Title:
Diversity in Healthcare
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 318
Title:
Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Statistics
Credit Hours:
8.00
Course:
NUR 401
Title:
Community Theory and Family Theory
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 402
Title:
End of Life Issues Across the Life Span
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 403
Title:
Healthcare Informatics and Technology
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 405
Title:
Quality Care and Patient Safety
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
NUR 406
Title:
Community and Public Health Nursing
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
NUR 407
Title:
Management and Leadership in Professional Nursing
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
NUR 408
Title:
Senior Experiential Practicum and Seminar
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
NUR 414
Title:
Healthcare Management, Economics, and Seminar
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
50.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
26.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

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.