Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN | Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Introduction to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

CalSouthern’s RN to BSN program is ideal for registered nurses (RN) who have passed the NCLEX exam and have yet to earn their bachelor’s in nursing. This is particularly critical in light of the healthcare industry’s Magnet Recognition Program (MRP) requiring that 80 percent of Magnet-status hospitals’ staff nurses hold a BSN degree or higher by the year 2020.

This RN to BSN program features an innovative curriculum that will sharpen nurses’ skills and enrich their practices. It combines courses offering foundational nursing theory with others emphasizing the latest practical skills and knowledge required in practice. The BSN also integrates courses from CalSouthern’s Schools of Behavioral Sciences and Business, allowing students to supplement their core curriculum with electives in mental health care, management, healthcare administration and leadership, among other currently relevant topic areas. It’s a great way for nurses to develop highly specialized expertise and set themselves up for career advancement in a field of interest.

Program Goals

Define, develop and understand the role and professionalism of the nurse in baccalaureate nursing practice, including professional values, leadership, management and evidence-based patient care.

Demonstrate the ability of faculty and learners to apply prior learning, theoretical and evidence-based practice models, health care policy, finance, and the requirements of the regulatory environment in research and practice applications in a variety of healthcare settings.

Develop the ability to integrate Information Management and Patient Care technology in education and patient care.

Identify and apply leadership, ethical, quality improvement and patient safety principles and culturally appropriate health promotion during patient care and management situations across the lifespan and in the community.

Appoint qualified faculty and promote excellence in teaching by utilizing current technology and innovative strategies to facilitate student-centered learning

Describe and formulate improved professional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes.

Utilize appropriate data and assessment to improve student, faculty or patient outcomes.

Dr. Judith McLeod, Dean of the School of Nursing, gives a short overview of CalSouthern’s BSN degree program.

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