The University of Providence Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Program is designed for completion in four consecutive semesters or 16 months. Following a required face-to-face program orientation, students complete all required nursing and other coursework that is delivered using online learning technologies.
Students progress through the program on a part-time, cohort-based model with required online classes that occur on a single day every other week each semester. In a cohort, the same group of students take all of their courses together in sequence.
The program’s mission is “to prepare graduates for accountable and professional nursing practice that is relationship-based, vigilant, theory guided, and grounded in the best possible evidence.” This mission is supported by a conceptual framework comprising the following constructs:
The University of Providence RN to BSN Degree Completion Program honors the patient and family as the center of the care delivery team. In relationship-based practice, excellent patient care outcomes are achieved through collaborative and sacred relationships among the patient, his or her family, and the healthcare team.
Nursing vigilance is reflected in unwavering attention to both the patient and the care delivery environment. This vigilance protects patients from harm and ensures their safe passage as they journey through the continuum of their care experience.
The professional nurse is accountable for nursing outcomes of care delivery by ensuring vigilant care processes, maintaining expertise in practice, and creating healing care environments. The professional nurse is answerable for practice that consistently meets established standards. This accountability includes steadfast pursuit of opportunities to coach and mentor other members of the inter-professional healthcare team. Nurses are at all times responsible for their own self-care, professional development, and proactive career management.
Constant, complex change is the expected norm and sets the context for contemporary life in health care delivery. Professional nurses thrive in–and are prepared to lead and manage positive change in–improving health, with patients, colleagues, and communities.
The RN-BSN completion program at the University of Providence is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.