The need for registered nurses is projected to continue to increase dramatically through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Along with this growth in demand, RNs are increasingly expected to enhance their educational preparation in today's evolving healthcare industry. For example, the AACN and the ANA have issued position statements recommending the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as the minimal preparation to practice. In addition, the earnings gap between those with and without bachelors degrees is growing. (U.S Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Walden, you can enhance your knowledge, gain specialized skills, and qualify for new nursing opportunities in a changing healthcare environment.
Walden’s new BSN completion program provides current registered nurses with the opportunity to earn a BSN degree. Walden offers a flexible, relevant, evidence-based program of study that equips you with the tools for success in a nursing career.
* Explore new perspectives by collaborating with nurses from around the country in a highly interactive online environment.
* Learn from nationally renowned contributing scholars and 100% doctorally prepared faculty.
* Receive personalized technical and academic support from Walden’s academic advisors, technical support staff, and tutors.
* Apply real-world solutions immediately on the job.
* Establish a foundation for pursuing graduate studies.
* Achieve your educational goals without compromising your personal and professional obligations with the help of Walden’s comprehensive student services.
* 180 quarter credits
o General education courses (45 cr.)
o Lower-division courses (51 cr.)
o Elective courses (30 cr.)
o Upper-division courses (54 cr.)
All students admitted to the RN-BSN program must have a current, active nursing license. Nurses admitted to the program may be awarded up to 50 quarter credits for meeting competencies required to achieve the Nursing license through either a diploma program or an associate degree program. Transcripts and diploma information will be evaluated to determine the extent of credit awarded.
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.