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RN to BSN Nursing Programs

August 3rd, 2008


Many registered nurses, also known as RN’s, look into getting a bachelor of science degree in nursing because it allows them to learn new things and gain more experience, which may present new job opportunities, raises and bonuses, and the degree provides nurses with more clinical training for their jobs. Many schools offer programs for RN’s interested in earning a bachelor degree in nursing to fulfill their goals.  The RN to BSN program, at many schools, allows RN’s to complete their degree while working, and depending on which school and program is chosen, and whether or not there are previous transferrable credit hours, the program should generally take between 2-4 years.
The bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares students with the most skilled and trained credentials that employers in the field are looking for in job candidates.  With healthcare continuing to grow at a rapid rate, and a shortage of nurses, nurses with degrees in the field are in high demand.  RN to BSN programs are designed with the intentions of teaching students the biological, physical and social sciences of nursing.  The RN to BSN program will prepare students with the skills needed to understand patient care and patient’s needs, and develop management abilities in delegating responsibility and decision making.  Additionally, the program is intended to also prepare students with the most updated and current trends in nursing to be able to keep with with technological advances, and constantly changing medical laws and procedure.
Courses associated with the program include healthcare, nurses studies, health and disease management, anatomy and physiology, biology, human growth and development, psychology, and the diversity of nursing, amongst many others.  Healthcare law and ethics are also studied in the program as these courses help teach the importance of policies in procedures set in place to protect the many types of people associated with the healthcare field and processes.  Students are also required to take courses in evidence-based research, practices and theories which include examining the roles of nursing and the different types of practices.  The courses that make up the program also stress the importance of not only health care and healing patients, but the importance of healthy lifestyles and wellness as well.