RN to BSN Program

CNI College – RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

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Why Choose CNI College's RN to BSN Degree Completion Program?

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 College’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Program is:

Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Advance Your Career as a Registered Nursing with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing

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. The courses that will be offered in this new program include Nursing courses. All courses except for a community health practicum (90 hours) will be delivered online (asynchronous) using the Pearson an online learning management system which is available through Pearson Learning Solutions. Digital textbooks will be available in conjunction with each online course.
Upon completion of the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program, students will be prepared to:
*CNI College does not guarantee employment

Program Review

Title Course Number Theory Clinical Total Hours Credit Hours
Professional Writing Eng 301 50 0 50 5
Professional Issues in Nursing Nsg 300 60 0 60 6
Ethics in Today’s Health Care Nsg 302 50 0 50 5
Nursing Informatics Nsg 303 50 0 50 5
Cultural Issues in Nursing Nsg 304 60 0 60 6
Health Assessment for the RN Nsg 305 60 0 60 6
Nursing Statistics Nsg 306 40 0 40 4
Health Promotion in Nursing Nsg 400 50 0 50 5
Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Nsg 401 60 0 60 6
Leadership and Management for Nursing Nsg 402 60 0 60 6
Population-Based Nursing Nsg 403 40 90 130 7
Capstone Course Nsg 404 60 0 60 6
TOTALS 640 90 730 67
PROGRAM TOTALS 640 90 730 67

Course Descriptions

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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