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.