RN to BSN Nursing Program, B.S.N.
The RN to BSN program is designed to guide and mentor those nurses with an Associate’s Degree, a Diploma in Nursing or Foreign educated nurses to attain their BSN within a timely fashion. NJCU faculty guide nurses to develop an individual curriculum plan that is appropriate for each student’s individual preference. Nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees are well-prepared to meet the demands placed on today's nurse. BSN nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion, and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
The NJCU RN to BSN Baccalaureate Nursing Program encompasses all of the course work taught in associate degree and diploma programs plus a more in-depth focus of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, population health, nursing leadership and management, and the humanities.
|Required NJCU Courses:||9|
|MATH 112||Intermediate Algebra||3|
|ENGL 101||English Composition I||4|
|ENGL 102||English Composition II||4|
|BIOL 236||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 237||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|PSYC 110||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 150||Developmental: Birth Through Adolescence||3|
|PSYC 152||Development Adolescence to Adulthood||3|
|PSYC 230||Statistics for Social Sciences 1||3|
|SOCI 121||Sociology of Families 2||3|
|NJCU Core BSN Courses:||27|
|NURS 303||Nursing Informatics and Technology for Quality Patient Care||3|
|NURS 310||Contemporary Professional Practice for Baccalaureate Nurse||3|
|NURS 325||Culture and Diversity in Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 351||Health Assessment for Professional Nurse||3|
|NURS 425||Quality and Safety||3|
|NURS 440||Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice||4|
|NURS 475||Population Health Nursing 2||5|
|NJCU Elective BSN Courses:||15|
|Two (3-credit) Nursing Elective Courses are required as part of the core courses|
|NURS 320||Integrative Health: Complementary and Alternative Healing in Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 375||Perspectives in Global Health: Healthcare Implications||3|
|NURS 376||Healers, Heretics, and Heroines: A History of Nursing Practice||3|
|LANG 130||Spanish for Health Professionals||3|
Students must take statistics as a prerequisite for NURS 460.
Students must take SOCI 121 as a prerequisite.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Nursing RN-BSN program, students will be able to:
- Implement quality population-focused care in the protection, promotion and optimization of the health of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.
- Integrate current evidence and sound clinical reasoning into patient-centered nursing practice.
- Collaborate with inter-professional healthcare teams in the planning, coordination, and provision of high quality care.
- Demonstrate culturally congruent nursing care that reflects the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of individuals and groups.
- Incorporate technology and information to promote safe patient care.
- Apply organizational, leadership and management concepts to improve health care outcomes, address policy and change in complex health environments.
- Integrate professional, legal and ethical principles in the role of the nurse.
- Synthesize concepts derived from liberal education to build on acquired nursing knowledge, skills and values.