RN to BSN Program
NDSU has a well-established school of nursing with a long history of educating successful nurses. This online, blended-learning RN to BSN program joins the other nursing programs as a high-quality, meaningful way to earn your BSN. Nurses will complete the RN to BSN program with a renewed appreciation and respect for the nursing profession.
Today’s health care environment is very complex, with constant changes in practice, regulations, and expectations. The NDSU RN to BSN curriculum was carefully researched and designed to prepare you to transform your own nursing practice and to be a change agent in your workplace. The curriculum builds on the education you received in your associate degree or diploma RN program. Courses have been constructed that will not require repetition of what you have previously learned. Students will enter the RN to BSN program with education and nursing experience; rather than repeating classes taken in the associate degree or diploma program, coursework will focus on the current health care environment, quality and safety, evidence-based practice, population-focused nursing, leadership and chronic health issues. The program is intended to educate you to practice with a transformed perspective, having a better understanding of yourself and the complex environment in which you work.
In addition, courses have been organized with the recognition that most students will be working and also have personal and family responsibilities.
The nursing programs at NDSU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For students planning to progress to graduate education, it is very important that your undergraduate education be completed at an accredited program.
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Registered nurses can advance to the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) at North Dakota State University. The NDSU RN to BSN program is offered in a blended-learning format. On-campus immersions will occur once per semester and all other courses are online. The program is designed to recognize the educational and professional experiences that registered nurses possess and build upon that knowledge to transform their practice.
Completion of the BSN degree will provide the ability to:
- Be a leader in nursing and health care,
- Expand career opportunities,
- Understand and apply evidence based practice, and
- Initiate change to improve quality in health care.
NDSU’s RN to BSN program can be completed in five semesters. Courses are offered in eight-week blocks.