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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Tempo Learning

In Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Tempo Learning program, students have the opportunity to master various nursing competencies ranging from interventions and patient privacy to nursing roles and quality care. Read on to get more details about this competency-based BSN program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Tempo Learning

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

To qualify for this program, prospective students must hold a nursing diploma or associate's degree as well as a current RN license. Familiarity with evidence-based practices as well as strong evaluation, computer, and communication skills are essential, as students can expect to review information about health assessments, patient technology, and nurse-patient communications. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

For the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Tempo Learning program at Walden University, students are required to pass assessments in several competency areas in order to move through the program's upper-level nursing studies. These competencies are aligned with ten advanced nursing courses, and students complete between four and six competencies for each course. These competencies are grouped within areas of expertise, including nursing trends and issues, nursing research, and health assessment. Individual competencies cover such areas as comprehensive physical assessment, protecting patient privacy, clinical nursing issues, social determinants of health, clinical data evaluation, principles of epidemiology, and healthcare quality. Global health, evidence-based practices, quality improvement, and safety practices are also addressed in these competencies.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Tempo Learning:

For this program, students must complete 100 credits split evenly between general education and upper-level nursing courses in addition to 80 credits in electives/transfer credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (50 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Science
  • Introduction to College Algebra

Upper-Level Nursing Courses and Competency Descriptions (50 credits)

  • Issues and Trends in Nursing
    • The Power of Nursing
    • Nurses at the Forefront of Issues and Trends
    • Quality and Safety Practices for Healthcare Solutions
    • Interprofessional Teamwork: Civil Collaboration for the Common Good
    • Powerful Caring Leads to Social Change
    • Creating Your Personal Nursing Legacy
  • Health Assessment
    • Cultural and Genetic Influences on Health
    • Ethical Issues in Health Assessment
    • Biopsychosocial Factors
    • Comprehensive Health History
    • Comprehensive Physical Assessment
  • Information Management and Patient Care Technology
    • Informatics in Healthcare
    • Workflows and Workarounds in Nursing Practice
    • Clinical Data Evaluation
    • Protecting Patient Privacy
    • Healthcare Technology and Informed Decision Making
  • Foundations of Nursing Research
    • Research Process
    • Research Methodology
    • Interpreting Data
    • Research Recommendations
  • Quality and Safety Through Evidence-Based Practice
    • Evidence-Based Practice Models for Research
    • Clinical Nursing Issues
    • Evaluating Research
    • Designing Interventions
  • Advocacy Through Healthcare Policy
    • Policy and the Role of the Nurse
    • U.S. Healthcare System
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Evaluating Health Policy
    • Advocacy for Policy Change
  • Role of the Nurse - Public and Global Health
    • Principles of Epidemiology
    • The Role of the Nurse in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
    • Communication and Collaboration with Diverse Cultures
    • The State of Global Health
  • Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health
    • The Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health
    • Identifying Health Problems within Your Community
    • Community Assessment (Practicum)
    • Evidence-Based Practice in Public Health Nursing (Practicum)
    • Evidence-Based Intervention Plan (Practicum)
  • Topics in Clinical Nursing
    • Nurse as Leader
    • Genetics and Genomics
    • Staffing Plan
    • Data-Driven Nursing Interventions
  • Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare
    • Healthcare Quality
    • Quality Improvement Processes
    • Quality Improvement Tools
    • Leadership for Organizational Culture and Growth
    • Improving Patient Quality and Safety

Elective Courses and Prior Nursing Credit (80 credits)

  • Students are awarded up to 50 quarter credits if they have completed a nursing diploma or associate's degree program; students who have under 80 transfer credits take electives from the bachelor's degree program(s) of their choice.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of this competency-based BSN program are prepared for greater roles in the nursing profession or to continue their studies in a master's degree program. Those who would likely enter a graduate degree program might have the desire to explore opportunities as advanced practice nurses, senior managers or educators. Master's studies in nursing might cover nursing theory application, advanced nursing practice, complex healthcare system management, and nursing performance evaluation.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Public Health Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Executive
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

Career Paths:

Having earned this BSN degree, graduates might possess the advanced skills and knowledge needed to take on managerial roles in the field. They might oversee staffing, treatment plan development, patient education, and care coordination for nursing departments in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation center, community health centers, or group medical practices.

Career choices for graduates of this BSN program include:

  • Nurse manager
  • Public health nurse
  • Case management nurse
  • Care quality coordinator

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