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RN to BSN Degree Completion Program | Online Degree

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RN to BSN Degree Completion Program:

  • The Future of Nursing Campaign for Action has recommended that the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree be increased to 80 percent by 2020.
  • The BSN degree is a solid foundation for our graduates’ career opportunities and goes along with CNI College’s Mission Statement.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project, there will be continued demand in the labor market for nurses.
  • Job Outlook, 2012-2022 employment increasing 19% Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM – ONLINE LEARNING WITH A 90 HOUR CLINICAL PRACTICUM.

The RN-to-BSN Degree Completion Program at CNI College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Accelerated BSN (RN-to-BSN Degree Completion) Program

How long will it take you to complete a BSN (RN-to-BSN Degree Completion)? The Accelerated BSN (RN-to-BSN Degree Completion) Program allows those who already have an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and with RN license to obtain their baccalaureate degree in a nursing. This program will take 12 months to complete. This program is ideal for those working RNs! The approved curriculum allows for up to 107 transfer credit hours. Call us today to see how your education can transfer to CNI College’s online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program. Accepting applications now! Submit your transcripts to our education department for review to get started on your RN to BSN Degree Completion Program! *CLASSES START EVERY 8 WEEKS!

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RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The CNI College RN to BSN Degree Completion courses are delivered online and are designed to provide students with the knowledge and professional nursing skills necessary to assist patients and clients toward an optimal level of health.

This program is being implemented to provide an online Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN Degree Completion option at CNI College based on the community need for a more highly educated nursing workforce.

CNI College strives to prepare future BSN Nurses to respond to the growing complexities of the health care delivery system who are dedicated to the promotion of human flourishing through the provision of ethical, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based nursing practice. A societal vision of health and well-being for all people guides the CNI emphasis on preparing morally reflection graduates who are leaders and life-long learners.

The RN to BSN curriculum integrates critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and management techniques with moral, ethical and legal principles associated with providing outstanding patient care.

MISSION STATEMENT
CNI College is committed to providing excellent academic educational opportunities in allied health disciplines for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. CNI is devoted to the community we serve and committed to our graduates’ successful employment in the healthcare field.

PHILOSOPHY
The CNI College Philosophy identifies a set of core values and reflects the faculty’s beliefs about the nature of nursing, the teaching/learning process, and adapting the teaching/learning process to the individual differences of the students we serve. The Conceptual/Practice Framework for the RN to BSN program is adapted from the Pearson’s Concept-Based Approach to Learning available: http://media.pearsonhighered.com/conceptbasednursing/take_a_tour.php and The Domains of the Healthcare system available through The North Carolina Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP) available at: https://adn-cip.waketech.edu/curriculumfiles/Philosophy.pdf which provides a unifying theme for curriculum.
Nursing education at CNI College is defined as a process that facilitates change in student behavior through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function in the role of a RN. The CNI RN to BSN Degree Completion Program provides an education that is flexible, progressive, and sensitive to the learner and changing needs of the health care environment with consideration given to student learning styles, significant support persons, and community healthcare trends. Through planned and structured educational experiences, students will have the opportunity to develop and apply critical thinking and clinical decision making skills.
The CNI faculty believes that nursing curriculum should be conceptually-based, founded on principles of adult and collaborative learning, and provided with the appropriate educational tools to apply practical skills in nursing. Basic teaching-learning assumptions include self-direction of the learner, utilizing adult experiences that the learner brings with them to the learning environment, and problem-and activity-centered learning (Rachel, 2002).
The curriculum is provided within the context of an environment that is conducive to learning, challenging the status quo, progressive methodology and critical thinking. The following metaparadigm concept definitions are adapted from the North Carolina CIP and are the concepts that are foundational to professional nursing practice.

Individual
The faculty of CNI believes that each patient or individual is a complex, multi-dimensional, unique, and significant human being. The individual possesses inherent value and worth, and is seen as a member of a family, community and culturally diverse society. All individuals have dynamic bio-physical, psychological, socio-cultural, spiritual, and developmental needs that may contribute to or detract from health, quality of life, and achievement of the individual’s full potential. Adaptation to the environment requires that the individual change throughout the lifespan. Each individual has a right to healthcare and to information that will assist him/her to participate actively in his/her health care in order to achieve the highest level of wellness possible. All individuals should be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood, and assisted by healthcare providers across settings. In order to provide and manage care, nurses must view the individual at the center of all nursing activities.

Nursing
Nursing is the art and science of integrating and assimilating knowledge and skills derived from the field of science in biological, sociological, behavioral and informational technology. The nurse practices with ultimate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every patient, regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes, or health problems (ANA, 2001). The goal of nursing is to deliver client-centered, culturally competent, safe, and holistic care. Through caring, empathy, ethics, and the development of a therapeutic relationship with the individual and significant support persons, the nurse integrates the art of nursing with the scientific foundation for nursing practice by utilizing the nursing process. The nurse incorporates documented best practice, quality improvement practices, research, and professional standards in planning and providing care. The nurse functions both autonomously and collaboratively with the inter-professional healthcare team to assist individuals to reach their maximum health potential. This occurs through assurance of quality client outcomes, promotion of wellness, prevention of illness, restoration of health, or in assisting the individual in achieving a dignified death.

Environment
The individual is in constant interaction with a changing environment that consists of both internal and external forces that vary throughout the lifespan and has the potential to cause stress to an individual. The nurse can assist the individual to alter aspects of the environment and to utilize his/her innate and learned coping mechanisms to adapt to these stressors. The healthcare system is also a part of the environment that influences health. The community healthcare system is a macrosystem and consists of a variety of parts or microsystems. Services can be obtained through clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, long term care and rehabilitation facilities. Technology and progressiveness of technical adaption in our environment make up the microsystems that are a part of the individual’s environment as they seek services and navigate through the healthcare system.

Health-Illness
Health is a dynamic, ever-changing state of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, which exists on a continuum from optimal wellness to illness and ending in death. The individual’s needs for healthcare are determined by his/her position on the health-illness continuum. Each individual’s health is based on his/her cultural perceptions and beliefs of health and illness and the ability to adapt to internal and external environmental forces. The individual is responsible for and capable of identifying, learning, and practicing health behaviors that promote wellness, prevent illness, and restore or maintain wellness. At the end of the health-illness continuum is death. Nursing assists the individual and their family in achieving a peaceful and dignified death through the provision of empathetic end-of-life care.

Conceptual Framework
The conceptual model (Appendix A) provides a framework to prepare learners for new instruction and motivates the learner by making a meaningful connection between and among concepts. The learner must attain mastery of each part of the conceptual framework (the individual, the healthcare system, and nursing) in order to understand the complete curriculum (Knowles, 2005). The domains of the individual, the healthcare system, and nursing provide an organizing framework for the CNI nursing curriculum. Concepts are organized within each of these domains and learning occurs from simple to complex.

INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking through examination of ideas and evidence before formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills both oral and written.
  3. Demonstrate computer proficiency and literacy.
  4. Demonstrate working with diverse populations and respecting their perspectives culture and socio economic status.
  5. Achieve Programmatic learning outcomes of one’s discipline.
  6. Describe ethical standards and legal guidelines associated with one’s chosen career field.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

  1. Support professional generalist nursing practice with concepts and theories from the biological, physical, and social sciences.
  2. Plan preventive and population focused interventions with attention to healthcare policy, regulatory environments desired outcomes, cost effectiveness, and equitable access to care.
  3. Provide patient-centered care for patients and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings using reliable evidence in nursing practice.
  4. Apply nursing process and critical thinking when providing holistic, patient-centered care to diverse populations.
  5. Design health care education for individuals, families, and communities.
  6. Demonstrate professional core values and behaviors that reflect baccalaureate nursing practice.
  7. Develop effective communication style(s) in interacting with patients, families, and the interprofessional health care team.
  8. Utilize organizational leadership skills to collaborate and coordinate with healthcare teams to improve patient health outcomes and ensure safe and quality care.
  9. Use patient care technology and information systems effectively when providing nursing care in a variety of settings.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
CNI College Prepares Graduates for the Future!

  • Community Health Positions
  • Public Health Education
  • Clinical Career Ladder
  • Management Positions
  • Clinical Positions
  • Educational Opportunities

WHY TAKE THE RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM?
The Future of Nursing Campaign for Action has recommended that the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree be increased to 80% by 2020. The BSN degree is a solid foundation for our graduates’ career opportunities and goes along with CNI College’s Mission Statement.

“CNI College is committed to providing excellent academic educational opportunities in allied health disciplines for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. CNI is devoted to the community we serve and committed to our graduates’ successful employment in the healthcare field.”

DEMAND FOR NURSES
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project, there will be continued demand in the labor market for nurses.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016 Edition
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Online Learning
  • Specifically designed curriculum allowing for up to 107 transfer credit hours
  • Student Services along with Career Services Access
  • 90 Hour Clinical Practicum Required
  • Classes start every 8 weeks

*Online/Onsite Orientation with Computer Navigation designed for online learning

ADMISSIONS
Applicants to the program must meet the following standards:

  1. Provide proof of current clear CA State professional licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  2. Official transcripts from a Board of Nursing licensed Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing program;
    • Official transcripts must be submitted to document program completion.
    • The RN to BSN Degree Completion Program gives students the opportunity to transfer up to 107 semester credits.
  3. Nursing (RN to BSN) Transfer Credits
    • Nursing applicants requesting transfer credit evaluation must provide official transcripts during the application process to be evaluated. All college-level coursework must have been taken at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  4. Must be residents of the State of California

Frequently Asked Questions

The Future of Nursing Campaign for Action has recommended that the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree be increased to 80 percent by 2020. The BSN degree is a solid foundation for our graduates’ career opportunities and goes along with CNI College’s Mission Statement.
Upon completion of the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program, students will be prepared to:
1. Support professional generalist nursing practice with concepts and theories from the biological, physical, and social sciences.
2. Plan preventive and population focused interventions with attention to healthcare policies, regulatory environments desired outcomes, cost effectiveness, and equitable access to care.
3. Provide patient-centered care for patients and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings using reliable evidence in nursing practice.
4. Apply nursing process and critical thinking when providing holistic, patient-centered care to diverse populations.
5. Design health care education for individuals, families, and communities.
6. Demonstrate professional core values and behaviors that reflect baccalaureate nursing practice.
7. Develop effective communication style(s) in interacting with patients, families, and the inter-professional health care team.
8. Utilize organizational leadership skills to collaborate and coordinate with healthcare teams to improve patient health outcomes and ensure safe and quality care.
9. Use patient care technology and information systems effectively when providing nursing care in a variety of settings.

Benefits

WHY TAKE THE RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM?
The emphasis on evidenced-based clinical practice and leadership can land you in roles where your problem-solving skills are needed and well respected. As a professional prepared nurse you can find yourself exposed to new concepts and research driven strategies that will enhance your practice and improve your quality of care. As an individual you will grow professionally and become more knowledgeable and autonomous in your role as a Baccalaureate prepared RN. The nursing profession needs more Bachelor prepared nurses for the good of our profession, patients, and community.

*CNI College does not guarantee employment

**Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics

DEMAND FOR NURSES

  • This program is being implemented to provide an online Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN Degree Completion option at CNI College based on the community need for a more highly educated nursing workforce.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project, there will be continued demand in the labor market for nurses.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016 Edition
    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm
  • Community Health Positions
  • Public Health Education.
  • Clinical Career Ladder
  • Management Positions
  • Clinical Positions
  • Educational Opportunities

Program Review

The CNI College RN to BSN Degree Completion Program courses are delivered on-line and are designed to provide students with the knowledge and professional nursing skills necessary to assist patients and clients toward an optimal level of health. CNI College strives to prepare future BSN Nurses to respond to the growing complexities of the health care delivery system and who are dedicated to the promotion of human flourishing through the provision of ethical, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based nursing practice. A societal vision of health and well-being for all people guides the CNI emphasis on preparing morally reflection graduates who are leaders and life-long learners. The RN to BSN Degree Completion Program curriculum integrates critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and management techniques with moral, ethical and legal principles associated with providing outstanding patient care.

CNI RN to BSN Degree Completion Program Course Descriptions

Title Course Number Theory Lab Clinical Total Hours Credit Hours
Quarter 1
Professional Writing Eng 301 50 0 0 50 5
Professional Issues in Nursing Nsg 305 60 0 0 60 6
QUARTER 1 TOTALS 110 0 0 110 11
Quarter 2
Ethics in Today’s Health Care Nsg 306 50 0 0 50 5
Nursing Informatics Nsg 307 50 0 0 50 5
QUARTER 2 TOTALS 100 0 0 100 10
Quarter 3
Statistics Math 300 40 0 0 40 4
QUARTER 3 TOTALS 40 0 0 40 4
Quarter 4
Cultural Issues in Nursing Nsg 308 60 0 0 60 6
Pathophysiology Nsg 309 60 0 0 60 6
QUARTER 4 TOTALS 120 0 0 120 12
Quarter 5
Health Assessment for the RN Nsg 400 60 0 0 60 6
Health Promotion in Nursing Nsg 401 50 0 0 50 5
QUARTER 5 TOTALS 110 0 0 110 11
Quarter 6
Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Nsg 402 60 0 0 60 6
Leadership and Management for Nursing Nsg 403 60 0 0 60 6
QUARTER 6 TOTALS 120 0 0 120 12
Quarter 7
Population-Based Nursing Nsg 404 40 0 90 130 7
Capstone Course Nsg 405  60  0  0  60  6
QUARTER 7 TOTALS 100 0 90 190 13
PROGRAM TOTALS 700 0 90 790 73

Course Descriptions

ENG 301 – PROFESSIONAL WRITING
This course builds on lessons learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students learn research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

NSG 305 – 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.

NSG 306 – ETHICS IN TODAY’S HEALTH CARE
As a health care professional it is important to understand the legal and ethical issues that can impact the role one has in the health care setting. This course provides an introduction to the laws that regulate the health care industry such as HIPAA, the Patient’s Bill of Rights, and standard of care. In addition to the legal aspects, this course presents information on ethical and moral issues that health care professionals may encounter and encourages you to consider the impact that personal ethics and morals have on decision making.

NSG 307 – NURSING INFORMATICS
This course is the foundation for the improvement of nursing practice and patient outcomes through the application of knowledge and understanding of the history, terminology, and impact of informatics to the promotion of nursing professionalism in patient care and safety.

MATH 300 – STATISTICS
This course is designed to offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data.

NSG 308 – 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.

NSG 309 – 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, genomics, genetic disorders, risk factors, health promotion, and disease prevention.

NSG 400 – HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE RN
This course provides the RN-BSN student with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills of performing and documenting a comprehensive health assessment of diverse individuals across the life span. Critical analysis and synthesis of assessment findings will be emphasized to aid in clinical judgment and decision making for patient care.

NSG 401 – HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING
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 methodology that is critical to developing a plan of care for clients, students will learn the rationale and techniques for using specific assessment tools, analysis of assessment data, selection of life span 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.

NSG 402 – RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING
The course explores evidence-based practice as a foundation for improved nursing practice and patient outcomes. Students will learn the history of evidence-based practice and the significant research methodologies that serve as its foundation. Students will explore the rationale for evidence-based practice and learn how to form research questions, hypotheses, and research methodologies. They will also learn about population sampling, data collection tools, and statistical analysis. Students will learn how to determine whether research is credible through the criticism of research articles, and they will be introduced to potential ethical concerns in the development of research and evidence-based practice. Emphasis will be placed on student-centered learning that will give students the opportunity to implement what they learn during the course into their nursing practice, regardless of specialty (Pre-requisite: Statistics).

NSG 403 – LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR NURSING
This course provides an in-depth study of leadership and management principles as they apply to professional nursing practice. Students will explore teamwork, communication, the change process, and evidence-based practice. This course will also cover health care quality, legal policies, ethics, finance, and technology as they apply to leadership and management in nursing.

NSG 404 – POPULATION-BASED 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. Seven hours of child abuse/neglect training are included to provide graduate eligibility for CA Public Health Nursing (PHN) certification. Ninety (90) hours of mentor-guided clinical experience in a qualified community health services setting, such as a public health department or clinic, is also required in the practicum component of this course.

NSG 405 – CAPSTONE COURSE
This Capstone course is designed for RN-BSN students at the end of their program of study. It provides students with an opportunity to synthesize their knowledge of the concepts learned throughout the RN-BSN program. The primary focus is on applying this knowledge to a chosen evidence-based project that is related to an area of interest in nursing and health care.

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