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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Location

Curriculum

39 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 14 months

Accreditation

Nationally Accredited by CCNE

Complete Your BSN in 14 Months, 100% Online

Take your next step! CIU’s 100% online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is designed for the full-time working adult student with an Associate degree or diploma in Nursing. You can transfer up to 81 credits with an active, unencumbered RN licensure. Move your nursing career forward and open the door to advanced nursing positions by completing CIU’s RN to BSN.

Experienced clinical faculty will guide your learning towards systems leadership and efficiencies, continuous care improvement, and Christ-like caring and professional growth. The 14-month program consists of taking just two classes at a time, every eight weeks. It is cohort-based, so you will move through the program with a group of nurses to encourage and support you.

What You’ll Learn

  • Integrate theory and scientific knowledge into holistic nursing care planning and patient education.
  • Deliver culturally competent and safe population care to patients in diverse environments as a valued interprofessional team member.
  • Exhibit ethical, moral, spiritual, professional, and positive, caring behaviors as a Christian nurse.
  • Seek continual personal and professional growth and improvement.
  • Constructively advocate for system changes to improve the health care environment and patient outcomes.
  • Employ collaborative leadership and organizational skills in nursing care of patients across the lifespan.

Students Annabelle Clinton & Sheri Harris

Why Earn a Degree at CIU Online?

At CIU nursing is a ministry. You will be part of a supportive, Christ-centered community where you will be challenged to think and grow as a moral nurse leader. CIU offers you a missions-focused Capstone clinical project that you can complete in your own community as well as international missions opportunities and the opportunity to mentor pre-licensure nursing students.

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate theory and scientific knowledge into holistic nursing care planning and patient education.
  • Deliver culturally competent and safe population care to patients in diverse environments as a valued interprofessional team member.
  • Exhibit ethical, moral, spiritual, professional and positive, caring behaviors as a Christian nurse.
  • Seek continual personal and professional growth and improvement.
  • Constructively advocate for system changes to improve the health care environment and patient outcomes.
  • Employ collaborative leadership and organizational skills in nursing care of patients across the lifespan

Featured Faculty

Curriculum

View the course description in the academic catalog.

For a comprehensive list of courses related to this program visit the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application with all requested information and supporting documents supplied.
  • Official transcripts from all post‐secondary schools and colleges previously attended, including non‐degree courses taken.
  • A valid unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license.
  • Graduation from an accredited Associate degree or Diploma nursing program.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal interview with one or more faculty member

Accreditation and Accolades

CCNE (The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
ABHE (The Association for Biblical Higher Education)
SACSCOC (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)

Advantages of a BSN Degree

Many health care organizations have a BSN-preferred or BSN-required policy for advancement into leadership. A BSN is required to enter management, public health and active-duty military positions. The BSN degree provides a solid base in nursing theory, sciences, humanities and behavioral science required for the full scope of nursing responsibilities.

Organizations that support the BSN degree for continued nursing practice:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet Hospital Recognition)
  • Military — all branches
 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbia International University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Are you ready to transform your life?