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The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing who are looking to further their education. Students in this program will explore effective communication strategies demonstrated through inter-professional practices, critical thinking, ethical decision making, spirituality in health care, nursing management and servant leadership. With significant changes in the delivery of health care in the United States today, the need for lifelong learning and professional renewal has never been more important.
An American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) survey revealed 78.6 percent of employers prefer nurses with at least a BSN degree, while the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 80 percent of nurses earn a BSN degree by the year 2020.
Studies published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies and Health Affairs suggest patients who are cared for by nurses who possess BSN degrees experience decreased patient mortality, hospital readmission rates and length of stay.
Earning your RN to BSN degree online provides convenience and flexibility to complete assignments around your schedule. Our online learning system is intuitively designed to help you keep track of assignments and course activities.
Frequent start dates allow you to begin your RN to BSN program online when you are ready, and our three-credit, five-week courses help you earn your degree in less time. You can focus on one class at a time for more in-depth learning and to maintain your work-life balance.
If you prefer face-to-face interaction and support from both peers and faculty, the RN to BSN program is also available at our Phoenix campus and campus extension locations in Arizona and New Mexico. Classes meet one night per week with assignments and additional coursework completed online.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master‛s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.