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Ashworth College (www.ashworthcollege.edu), a leading online university based in Norcross, Georgia, is now accepting applications for its new bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses. Ashworth's RN to BSN program prepares students to become leaders in a complex healthcare system providing high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. Building upon the registered nursing skill set, the program integrates professional development, critical thinking, quality improvement, safety and various soft skills to foster professional practice.
A BSN is the preferred degree for hospitals and other healthcare institutions that have or are seeking magnet status. Many healthcare organizations have a BSN-preferred or BSN-required policy for advancement into supervisory and non-clinical positions. A BSN is preferred or required for most research positions, and virtually all public health positions in the United States. In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report on The Future of Nursing, initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which called for increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80% by 2020.
"Nurses who earn a BSN degree are better equipped to handle the growing demands of the profession," said Rob Klapper, President of Ashworth College. "Ashworth's RN to BSN program adapts to nurses' schedules and needs in order to ensure success and upward mobility, and by doing so, helps meet the needs of employers amid a shortage of healthcare professionals."
Ashworth College is committed to helping students graduate without the burden of high student loan debt. This new program is one of the most affordable RN to BSN programs in the U.S. and offers flexible payment options that fit a variety of financial situations. Tuition starts as low as $5,500 ($250 per month), depending on transfer credits. And the full, four semester program is only $10,000. To see how Ashworth compares to other RN to BSN programs, see the cost comparison chart.
"There are many RN to BSN programs to choose from, Ashworth's makes it possible for students to enroll, study and graduate on their terms, without having to worry about taking on excessive debt," said Carol Seavor, Director of Nursing Programs. "We have a strong community of nursing instructors and mentors who want to do everything in their power to help fellow nurses reach the next level. It's not easy to juggle school, a career and family but it's possible if you work hard, stay focused and have a reliable support system."
The RN to BSN online curriculum was developed and mapped to key nursing educational and professional standards including the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate Essentials. These expectations are used by the best online RN to BSN nursing programs to ensure they adhere to the highest standards in their educational programs.
Ashworth College's RN to BSN scholarship program recognizes and rewards outstanding nursing students who want to expand and enrich their career. Ashworth will award a limited number of partial and full scholarships to the RN to BSN program. Applications are due by February 21, 2016.
Ashworth College is an accredited institution that provides effective, affordable and flexible online career-focused education opportunities. Currently, Ashworth offers more than 125 programs spanning online career certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs. Offerings are in high-demand fields including healthcare, business, creative services, education and trades. As one of the most responsible models of education, Ashworth College delivers high student ROI: the College has a 90 percent student satisfaction rate, 91 percent of students report achieving their goals upon completing their studies. Additionally, over its nearly 30-year history, Ashworth has graduated more than 300,000 students. The College is committed to providing students with a practical education so they can achieve their education and career goals on their terms.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Ashworth College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
For more information about Ashworth College or its programs, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.
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