Online RN to BSN Program

RN to BSN Online - College of Distinction 2017-2018

Walsh University is included in the Nursing Colleges of Distinction 2017-2018

RN to BSN online - CCNE Accredited

Walsh University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

RN to BSN Online

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

Online RN to BSN Program

MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOUR FUTURE

Gain a deeper understanding of the nursing field and your impact in healthcare. Walsh University’s online RN-BSN program, and the new RN-MSN track , will prepare you to be a critical thinker, decision maker, and proactive caregiver. Respond faster and more effectively by anticipating issues. Our nursing students learn through evidence-based practice. We emphasize the use of the most current best practices. Our nursing curriculum is guided by research, studies, and experience.

To learn more, please download the program guide.

Online RN to BSN Program Fast Facts

  • 100% online
  • 125 credits
  • Complete in 8 terms
  • Take one eight-week course per term
  • Six intakes per year
  • Available RN-MSN track

Walsh University Recognition

  • #49 (tie) in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • CCNE-Accredited
Optional Online RN-MSN Track

Walsh University Online now offers an RN-MSN track to help you leverage your existing professional nursing experience into an advanced nursing career. A BSN is not required for admission to the program. This allows accepted students to have advanced placement within the MSN in their chosen specialty area. There are several advantages to pursuing the RN-MSN track. Click here to learn more about this option.

*As you request more information, simply select the BSN program in the form and an Enrollment Advisor will provide you with more details.

Online RN-BSN Program Curriculum

Credit for work experience (maximum of two nursing courses) is an option for the registered nurse by using the professional portfolio process. Students must develop a written agreement with the nursing faculty member and then complete Humanities 200 in order to do a portfolio.

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online RN to BSN program.

For a full list of courses, please download a brochure.

HUM 200 – Experiential Learning Assess 1 sem. hr.

Experiential Learning

This course is designed to help students assess their experiential learning background. Theories of adult learning and learning styles will be explored and applied to personal and work settings. Students will prepare an autobiographical Personal Learning Theme and an Experiential Learning Portfolio demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and experiences. The course is designed especially for non-traditional students and is offered by arrangement. Therefore, it requires authorization from the student's academic advisor.

CHEM 200 – Aspects of Clinical Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.

Fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry are used to examine the chemical basis for a variety of prevalent clinical disorders. Topics include basic organic chemistry, bioorganic reactions, basic biochemistry, metabolism of ethanol, chemical basis of the evaluation of thyroid function, biochemistry of diabetes mellitus, sickle cell anemia, phenylketonuria and related enzyme defects, chemical basis for enzyme assays (CK, LDH, AST) in cardiac assessment, and other pertinent topics. The course is offered every spring semester.

Prerequisite: CHEM 100 or equivalent.

BIO 402 – DV:Genetics 3 sem. hrs.

The course examines the role of DNA as the basic molecule of heredity in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes and its transmission to offspring. Topics discussed include Mendelian laws of heredity, polygenic traits, probabilities of inheritance, meiosis/mitosis, linked traits, chromosome mapping, crossing-over and population genetics involving the Hardy-Weinberg law. The structure of the gene is studied and the regulation of its expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes is examined. The relationship between genes and disease, including cancer, is discussed. Recommended: BIO 306. The course is offered every spring semester.

Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102 or BIO 209, 210.

NURS 300RN – Theoretical Concepts for Nurs Practice 3 sem. hrs.

Foundation Course

The major focus of this course is the theoretical foundation of the discipline of nursing. Critical thinking in combination with the nursing process is utilized to reflect on providing effective care toclients as they adapt to internal and external stressors. Therapeutic nursing interventions with clients in diverse settings are identified to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health, or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills are emphasized in an interdisciplinary approach to nursing care. Theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, science, and liberal arts provide the basis for the delivery of nursing care. Accountability and responsibility for incorporating evidence-based nursing practice in the delivery of nursing care are promoted. The course is offered twice a year. First course RN option.

NURS 340RN – Nursing with Families 3 sem. hrs.

The major focus of this course is to examine physiological, developmental, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual responses of the family system. Critical thinking in combination with the nursing process is utilized to develop health promotion strategies with families as they adapt to internal and external stressors. Therapeutic nursing interventions focusing on families are initiated to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health, or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills are incorporated in an interdisciplinary approach to nursing care of families. Accountability and responsibility for incorporating evidence-based nursing practice in the delivery of nursing care for the family are cultivated. The course is offered twice a year.

Prerequisite: 300RN level courses.

NURS 410RN – Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.

The major focus of this course is an introduction to the research process applied to the practice of nursing. Critical thinking is utilized to evaluate published research for application to nursing practice with clients adapting to internal or external stressors. Therapeutic nursing intervention development through research will be explored in an effort to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills related to the written expression of research ideas are fostered. The role of research in the development of theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, science, and liberal arts is examined. The course i offered twice a year.

Prerequisites: All NURS 300RN level courses, MATH 221.

Careers and Outcomes

 

To see a full list of potential positions and employers available to a graduate, please download a brochure.

NURS 450RN – Nursing Capstone 2 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on utilizing the Byers School of Nursing curriculum model to guide graduating seniors' self-analysis of their development in the professional nursing role. The integration of critical thinking skills and research in the application of the nursing process is discussed. The delivery of therapeutic nursing intervention with diverse clients in an evolving healthcare environment is explored. Utilization of therapeutic communication skills at all levels of interaction within diverse healthcare environments is appraised. Professional licensure procedure and preparation for the National Council of Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) are addressed. The course is offered every spring semester.

Prerequisites: Taken the semester of graduation.