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BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Ashford University's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for current RNs who are interested in increasing their professional skills and knowledge in order to advance their nursing career. Learn more about this online RN to BSN program here.

Official Program Name:

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in Ashford University's RN to BSN program, students must already have a diploma or associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Admission into this program requires verification of a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in an approved state within the United States. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

This degree is for individuals who already are Registered Nurses and want to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN). It does not lead to licensure or certification.

Program Description:

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ashford University is designed to help current nurses expand their professional knowledge and gain the skills to become a leader in the health care industry. Students have the opportunity to learn about medical laws and ethics, transcultural nursing practices, health assessment, and the relationship between aging and health. Additional courses cover nursing management and leadership techniques as well as family health, community health and nursing care for those with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The program also includes practice experiences where students learn alongside current nurses and health professionals. It should be noted that the program does not lead to licensure or certification.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN):

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • ENG 325: Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
  • NUR 322: Health Care Ethics and Medical Law (3 credits)
  • NUR 300: Professional Role Development and Practice in Nursing (3 credits)
  • NUR 302: Transcultural Nursing Care (3 credits)
  • NUR 304: Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • NUR 306: Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • NUR 301: Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • GRO 325: Aging and Health (3 credits)
  • NUR 400: Family Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • NUR 402: Community Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • NUR 404: Nursing Care and Management of Chronic Illness and Disability (3 credits)
  • NUR 406: Leading and Managing in Nursing (3 credits)
  • NUR 492: Capstone I: Nursing Practice Improvement Inquiry (3 credits)
  • NUR 494: Capstone II: Nursing Practice Improvement and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • General Education (52 credits)
  • Electives (32 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates with a desire to enhance their skills and/or prepare for administrative positions could pursue an advanced degree after completing Ashford University's RN to BSN program. A master's degree, such as the Master of Arts in Health Care Administration, could be required for management or executive positions in many health care settings.

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Ashford University's RN to BSN program, current registered nurses could be prepared to advance their career or pursue leadership positions in a variety of health care environments. For example, they could seek work in clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or government health agencies.

Some positions graduates could consider include:

  • Nurse Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Practice Administrator
  • Clinical Director
  • Program Manager

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/