How Can Having a BSN Improve Patient Care?

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If you are currently a registered nurse with an associate degree, diploma or certification and looking to gain additional professional practice and healthcare knowledge, GCU’s RN to BSN degree may be the perfect fit. By advancing your education and earning a BSN, you can become better equipped to meet the needs of your patients. By enrolling in this program, you can experience many benefits. Continue reading to learn about the ways having a BSN can improve patient care:

What You Will Learn

GCU’s RN to BSN program focuses on applying clinical reasoning, research, evidence-based practice, collaboration and leadership. You will learn how to communicate effectively in the nursing setting through inter-professional practices, and you will grow in your ability to think critically and make decisions ethically. Some of the healthcare principles you will learn include:

  • Family-centered health promotion issues
  • Methods of taking health history, documentation, physical examinations and screenings
  • Applied statistics for healthcare
  • Critical review of research studies and how they can be applied to clinical practice
  • Nursing leadership
  • The impact societal and profession forces have on healthcare

Improve Patient Outcomes

Based on the knowledge you gain in your RN to BSN program, you can become a leader in the nursing profession and improve the quality of care you provide for your patients. You will be prepared to work in a wide variety of settings with all kinds of patients.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the bachelor’s level. Education enhances clinical competency and care delivery, which benefits both nurses and their patients (Rosseter, 2015). By increasing your knowledge of nursing practices by earning your BSN, you can become part of today’s highly qualified nursing workforce. In addition, you can find fulfillment as you positively impact the health of your patients each and every day.

New Lower RN to BSN Tuition
Only $340 Per Credit2

GCU just lowered the price of our accredited RN to BSN program by 30% to help make college more affordable!

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The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University is committed to preparing graduates to become effective professionals, ethical leaders and socially responsible citizens. To learn more about GCU’s nursing programs, visit our website or request more information by using the button at the top of the page.

1 Retrieved from  Rosseter, R. (2015). Creating a More Highly Qualified Workforce.

2 Cannot be used in conjunction with other GCU scholarships or awards.

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