Interested in pursuing a master’s degree after your bachelor’s degree? If so, you might consider our master’s pathway for nursing. You can save time by completing two required courses for one of our master’s degree programs while finishing your bachelor’s degree requirements as part of your elective credits. The master’s nursing pathway is available for a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration, a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education or a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics. Speak with an enrollment advisor or your academic counselor for more information.
The RN to BSN program is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with active, unencumbered RN licensure who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the professional field of nursing. The program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses and prepare them as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills and knowledge to patient outcomes and healthcare systems.
The RN to BSN degree online at University of Phoenix is a post-licensure education program. The BSN degree enables you to leverage your existing knowledge and experience from being a licensed RN. You can also transfer an associate degree in nursing (ADN), if applicable, to complete the program faster.
Our bachelor’s in nursing program includes 11 core courses in topics such as health information technology for nursing, research outcomes management for the practicing nurse, healthcare policy and public health.
In our RN to BSN degree online, you’ll learn skills, such as:
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No, a bachelor’s in nursing is not the same as a registered nurse (RN). A BSN is an educational degree in nursing. An RN designation may only be used after completing all requirements and obtaining licensure by a state board of nursing as a registered nurse. If you’re an RN, you can pursue a BSN degree for expanded skills and greater career opportunities in your field.
A BSN stands for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It’s typically a four-year program for students who seek to become a registered nurse, or those who already are a registered nurse and wish to pursue additional education to enhance their nursing career. Many RNs will enroll in RN to BSN programs to further their education in the nursing field from a nursing diploma or an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.
A registered nurse (RN) is a licensed medical professional who provides patient care and provides educational and emotional support for those individuals and their families. Depending on the specialty of the registered nurse, their specific duties will vary.
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The length of time to complete your bachelor’s in nursing program varies depending on the program you choose and your educational history.
Yes, our RN to BSN degree online is designed with the working registered nurse (RN) in mind. You’ll take one course at a time, every five weeks, and all the instructional information is delivered asynchronously. This is important because we understand nurses like you are likely working around the clock and need to be able to complete assignments at a time that’s convenient for you and your schedule.
In our bachelor’s in nursing program, you’ll take most of the courses online. However, two courses require direct care clinical hours. The direct care clinical hours must be completed face-to-face in community settings. You’re required to complete 45 direct care clinical hours in each of the two courses for a total of 90 hours.
Our RN to BSN degree online helps registered nurses (RNs) enhance their knowledge and prepare for new career opportunities. Career opportunities could include roles as a public health nurse, director of nursing, nursing instructor and staff nurse. Additionally, you'll have the education to work in a range of settings such as hospitals, physician's offices, outpatient care centers, home healthcare, nursing and residential care facilities, and more. Some nurses travel frequently in the United States and throughout the world to help care for patients in places where there are not enough healthcare workers.
If you’re currently working as an RN, the RN to BSN degree online at University of Phoenix allows you to take courses when it fits your busy schedule as a working nurse. You also have access to highly rated 1-on-1 support, available 20 hours a day, 5 days a week to help you while earning your BSN.
You may be eligible to enroll in a competency-based RN to BSN degree program which can reduce the time it takes to complete your BSN degree. There are specific admission requirements including qualifying prior work experience.