RN to BSN

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program | Online Degree

The emphasis on evidence-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.
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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

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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: Successful completion of an approved ADN Program.

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 is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: Successful completion of an approved ADN Program.

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 delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301.

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 is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301.

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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: College Algebra or its equivalent. NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307.

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 is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300.

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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300.

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 delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309.

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 healthcare, 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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309.

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 is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309, NSG 400, NSG 401.

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 is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309, NSG 400, NSG 401.

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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course. 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.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309, NSG 400, NSG 401, NSG 402, NSG 403.

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. This course is delivered as a Distance Education (online) course.

Required Prerequisites: NSG 305, ENG 301, NSG 306, NSG 307, MTH 300, NSG 308, NSG 309, NSG 400, NSG 401, NSG 402, NSG 403.

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