Available program formats: Online: BS
The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the states of District of Columbia, Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.
Enhance your skills and make a greater impact on patients
Continue to work as an RN while pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Columbia College’s fully online, accredited program prepares its graduates for advanced roles in nursing management, client care and education.
Students learn practical skills they can apply to their work right away, so they can make a greater impact on patient safety and quality processes. They also enhance their complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaboration.
The flexible program offers six sessions per year, each lasting eight weeks.
Opportunities to study:
- Community health
Work towards your BSN during your ASN course of study
If you are currently working on your Associate's of Science in Nursing, you can start taking courses to jumpstart your BSN journey! Speak to your academic advisor to use BSN Nursing classes to fill your elective education slots during your ASN program.
Update your knowledge with this flexible online program
Improve patient outcomes and influence your community by expanding your knowledge of evidence-based practice, safety, technology integration and healthcare systems. You already have a grasp of the fundamentals of nursing. Adding a BSN to your resume expands your opportunities for advancement in the ever-changing healthcare field.
Your current employer benefits as well, because each course will give you additional skills in patient care, a better understanding of healthcare policies and a wider view of current trends.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree in nursing for Traditional and RN-BSN programs at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Available program formats
- Core requirements 36 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Investigation of problematic cases in biomedical ethics, with an emphasis on sound philosophical resolution. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
This course introduces the theoretical basis for community-oriented nursing practice. It emphasizes the application of community/public health concepts applied to promoting and preserving the health of the community. Diverse populations across the lifespan and throughout the continuum of the healthcare environment will be examined. Community assessment, epidemiology, environment, political action, and case management frameworks are used to guide evidence-based nursing care delivery to individuals, families, and populations in community settings. This course requires significant writing. Four hours of community based clinical. Prerequisites: Admission to the Online RN to BSN Level Nursing program; NURS 409.
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of leadership and management pertinent to health care and nursing. Students will explore the interrelated processes of thinking systematically, developing reflective judgment and exercising leadership. Competencies necessary to succeed in a nursing leadership role in organizations and contemporary society are analyzed and applied to clinical scenarios. Students utilize self-reflection to assess their own leadership potential. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 409W.
This theory course introduces the language and processes of research within the nursing profession. The research competencies to be examined include interpreting and using research in nursing practice, evaluating research, and conducting research. Course content focuses on retrieving, reading, evaluating, disseminating, and using research in nursing practice. This course will focus on current review of nursing literature and research utilization through evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: admission to the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing Program; MATH 250 or BIOL 224, PSYC 224, or SOCI 224; and ENGL 133W.
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