Roseman’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Achieve Educational Goals
Roseman’s College of Nursing recently expanded its offering of nursing degree programs with the creation of a 9-month (35-week) RN to BSN program. The program is designed for nurses with an associate’s degree who desire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who would like to take advantage of career advancement opportunities.
Recent reports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine have called for increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80 percent by 2020 to respond to the demands of an evolving healthcare system and meet the changing needs of patients. As a result, some employers are focusing their hiring on nurses with a BSN.
According to the College of Nursing’s Interim Dean Dr. Brian Oxhorn, Roseman University’s new RN to BSN program is structured to support working nurses in completing their baccalaureate nursing education while continuing their day-to-day responsibilities. “The RN to BSN program offers nurses the opportunity to expand their clinical and theoretical skills and knowledge so they are better positioned to advance in the profession,” he said.
Roseman University utilizes a block curriculum where students take only one class at a time, focus intently on that content area, and master the content before proceeding to the next block or course. The RN to BSN program consists of eight blocks each taught online by expert faculty with a myriad of clinical, educational and professional backgrounds. The program also includes two one-week, on-campus residencies in Henderson, Nevada. Students are assigned to groups for specified learning activities to develop leadership, communication and team skills. Students will also complete projects that enhance their previous clinical experiences.
Information about the Roseman University RN to BSN program can be found online at roseman.edu. In addition the new RN to BSN program, the college offers an on-campus 18-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 16-month hybrid, online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Roseman University College of Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).