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Online BSN program curriculum

Looking for a job-ready, career-relevant degree? Our online BSN program curriculum is developed according to established accreditation standards set forth by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008).

Semester 1

OR111 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

NS310 - Professional Issues in Nursing 

This course provides a transition for professional nurses as they begin their studies to achieve a baccalaureate of science in nursing degree. The course addresses qualities that professional nurses need to be leaders in the complex and ever-changing global health care environment. Topics include role transition, nursing history, ethical and legal issues, nursing theory, professional roles of the nurse, cultural considerations, violence in society, and advanced practice roles.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective  

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NS330 - Cultural Issues in Nursing  

This course focuses on culture and its impact on health care delivery at the individual, community, and system levels. This course is designed to raise awareness, to inspire action, and to open discussion of cultural issues affecting professional nursing practice.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective  

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Semester 2

NS350 - Health Promotion 

The course explores the concepts of health promotion and the application of health promotion concepts to nursing practice to enable the client to control and improve health outcomes. While focusing on the methodology critical to developing a plan of care for clients, students will learn the rationale and techniques for utilizing specific assessment tools, analysis of assessment data, selection of lifespan appropriate interventions, implementation of interventions, and measurement of resulting outcomes. Content will be focused on cultural diversity, disparity in health care and social determinants that impact the client's plan of care and resulting approaches for promoting a healthier society. The use of technology and health promotion research will be explored and applied to nursing practice.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective  

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NS370 - Population-Based Nursing  

This course focuses on an analysis of the nursing role as it relates to population-based health. The course addresses nursing theories, public health ethics, and nursing advocacy. Topics include the importance of health promotion and prevention across the lifespan, vulnerable populations, global health considerations, and the role of nursing in disaster settings.
Credit Hours: 3

MA260 - Statistical Analysis I  

This is an introduction to the foundations of statistical analysis, including distributions, measures of location and dispersion, probability, the normal probability distribution, sampling and testing methods, and decision analysis.
Credit Hours: 3

NS390 - Pathophysiology 

This course provides a study of variations in physiologic functioning and alterations in physiologic response of body systems. The course addresses physiologic changes that will help identify alterations in body systems and their relationship to the patient's state of health. Topics include altered cell functioning, genetic disorders, risk factors, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program description

The RN to BSN program focuses on developing the professional nurse to be a leader in providing high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care in a complex health care system. Building on the RN's skills and experience, the program integrates professional development, critical thinking, quality improvement, safety, and interprofessional leadership skills to foster professional practice.

Program objectives

After completing the RN to BSN program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the role of interprofessional communication and collaboration in safe, patient-centered care.
  2. Appraise the role of professional values and behaviors in patient-centered care.
  3. Evaluate the role health promotion and disease prevention play within a culturally diverse population across the lifespan.
  4. Construct an appropriate health assessment process for individuals across the lifespan.
  5. Analyze how pathophysiology impacts the plan of care for clients across the life span.
  6. Recommend a plan to apply evidence-based research findings in patient-centered care.
  7. Evaluate the roles patient care technology and information-management systems play in delivering patient-centered care.
  8. Describe the impact of health care policies and the regulatory environment on professional nursing practice.
  9. Analyze the role of interdisciplinary leadership in the delivery of quality care and patient safety.
  10. Enter Ashworth College's Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation.

Administering career growth

Whether you're earning your RN-BSN Bachelor's Degree so you can take your first step or a step up in the working world, Ashworth College integrates job search tools into your studies to better prepare you to reach your goals. Plus, you can access these helpful tools as soon you enroll and after you graduate, too. Learn more at our Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412