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RN-to-BSN Program

Based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education, the RN-BSN program is designed to build on the registered nurse’s knowledge and skills in seven areas: leadership, quality improvement, evidence-based nursing practice, nursing informatics, population-focused health promotion and disease prevention, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professionalism. Graduates of the accelerated nursing program are prepared to assume roles in leadership positions, in the management of complex clinical care coordination, and in community/public health. Successful completion of the accelerated online RN-BSN Program provides the academic foundation for graduate study.

The RN-BSN program also subscribes to the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice (2010), which includes six standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation) and 10 standards of professional performance (ethics, education, research, quality of practice, leadership, collaboration, professional practice and evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health).

This accelerated nursing program is 100% online and can be completed in as little as 12 months. Our rolling admissions and accelerated 8-week bi-terms are designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. As a student of the online nursing program you will strengthen your skills through coursework and practice experiences focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership and management development. Upon graduation you will have earned the knowledge necessary to enhance your service as a professional member of the health care community in a variety of venues and situations.

For information on RN-BSN programs, or any of our health science programs at UC, call 855.791.7201 or fill out the short Student Information Form.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Nursing (RN-BSN) Degree Program Goals

  1. To enhance the knowledge base and professional skills of students in community health care, child and family health care, adult health care, and crisis care.
  2. To nurture research resources and skills of students for use in an evidence-based nursing practice.
  3. To strengthen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills of students in a health care environment.
  4. To expand data management and communication skills of students appropriate for nursing.
  5. To develop management and leadership strategies and skills of students appropriate for the health care community.

The online, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Health Science-Nursing program at University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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