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Bachelor's degree

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Competency-Based)

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12 months

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$300

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jan 27, 2021

Complete in less than 12 months and for under $10,000

Prepare to enhance your nursing practice, faster. When you transfer credits from your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), you can complete your Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Competency-Based) in as little as 12 months.

Self-governed, with the assistance of your faculty practitioners and faculty mentor, this program is designed for working professionals who have an associate degree in nursing, an unencumbered RN license and one year of professional experience.

What is competency-based education?

CBE degree programs emphasize the mastery of skills and proficiency requirements for specific fields, industries and jobs. The application of that theory through projects and assignments allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the curricular components in an outcome that can yield a tangible result. You’ll take approximately four courses every 16 weeks, moving through the content with the completion of authentic assessments evaluated by your faculty practitioners.

This program gives you even more flexibility to balance school around your life. More importantly, it means every competency you master doesn’t just bring you closer to graduation — it’s another skill you can use in the workplace.

You'll learn how to:

  • Apply clinical reasoning and clinical judgment using evidence-based practice

  • Manage healthcare resources

  • Apply leadership and management skills

  • Practice in community and public health settings

  • Integrate professional standards and ethical and legal conduct throughout nursing practice

Courses

4

Courses at a time

16

Weeks per course

11

Courses per year

Note: This program includes additional admissions requirements:

  • An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)*
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license
  • One year of full-time post high school clinical-based RN work experience within the past five years

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Competency-Based).

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Competency-Based), you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Evidence-based holistic patient care  
  • Health promotion for diverse individuals, families and populations 
  • Professional standards and ethical and legal conduct
  • Health policy to influence quality patient care
  • Patient care communication and healthcare information technology
  • Interprofessional care coordination strategies

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Competency-Based) degree?

A BSN-CB can prepare you to be a:

  • Charge nurse
  • Director of nursing
12 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for registered nurses is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$300

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and this program is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.