The University of Providence’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or RN-BSN bridge program builds off the skills currently licensed registered nurses already apply in their daily nursing practice. The RN-BSN program offers the opportunity for nurses who do not have a BSN the chance to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited university. Not only can a bachelors degree help advance career opportunities but open the door to advanced degrees in nursing.
Interested in learning what our RN-BSN bridge program has to offer? Continue reading to learn more about schedules, class information, curriculum, and how an RN-BSN degree can benefit nursing careers.
100% Online Courses
Our RN-BSN bridge program is centered around meeting the needs of working professionals. As a faculty made up of current and former nursing professionals, we understand the sacrifices and struggles facing registered nurses, especially when it comes to making time outside of busy work and home schedules. That’s why all courses in our RN-BSN bridge program are offered 100%, online, with no requirements for in-person lectures or traveling to campus. It’s your education on your time.
Focused Nursing Curriculum
All of what you need and none of what you don’t. Our RN-BSN bridge program curriculum offers skills, concepts, and applications designed to build off the skills nurses already know and apply each day. RN-BSN bridge program students can expect to take a variety of courses focusing on a range of topics, including research methods, nursing care for different populations, ethical and spiritual decision-making, advanced issues in nursing leadership and more.
Cohort Style Learning Model
Even though the RN-BSN bridge program is delivered 100% online, there are still opportunities to connect with and engage meaningfully with fellow classmates. That’s because our RN-BSN bridge program is structured as a cohort-style program, meaning students progress through courses alongside those who are part of their intake class. By structuring the program in a cohort style, students will progress through each class alongside the same students, opening the door for students to build connections with fellow nurses and help foster a sense of community while progressing through the program.
12-Month Completion Time
With a 12-month completion time, our RN-BSN bridge program provides an optimal learning environment designed to maximize student learning. Within the 12-month completion time, RN-BSN bridge students can expect to take three semesters worth of courses which are broken down into two, eight-week long sessions per semester where students take two courses per session. In total, students take four courses per semester, 12 courses in total, with 36 required credits.
For some, completing the RN-BSN bridge program is about earning a credential or meeting the requirements of a current or future employer. But for many, it is about opening the doors to new and exciting opportunities within the field of nursing, including specialized nursing roles, opportunities to enter leadership positions within nursing, or continue on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing and become a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or nurse manager.
No matter your motivation for enrolling, the University of Providence’s RN-BSN bridge program provides a curriculum focused on building nurses into strong, confident nursing professionals ready to take on the future. With enrollments each Fall (August) and Spring (January), there’s more than one opportunity available to take plunge and earn your RN-BSN through the University of Providence.