This degree program builds on the knowledge, skills and experience you've gained as a registered nurse and serves as an academic bridge from the coursework you completed in an associate or diploma nursing program to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
The United States is experiencing a continued and growing need for registered nurses. Research also shows that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-prepared nurses contribute to better patient outcomes, fewer hospital readmission rates and lower mortality rates, leading to a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine that 80% of nurses earn a BSN by 2020.
To apply for this program, you must be a registered nurse with an unrestricted license in the United States. As a student in the fully online RN-BSN program at Trine University, you'll receive a quality, innovative educational experience to prepare you to deliver safe, culturally and contextually relevant, evidence-based care in a variety of environments. You will learn to positively impact individuals, groups and communities through scholarship, leadership and service.
The RN to BSN program consists of 11 core nursing courses, including a capstone project that demonstrates your mastery and synthesis of the learning outcomes. Each course provides exceptional application-based knowledge that incorporates professional nursing standards relevant to contemporary nursing practice.
Registered nurses who earn a BSN benefit through career advancement, leadership opportunities and in many cases higher wages. An increasing number of hospitals are requiring nurses to have a BSN for employment - earning your BSN will give you a competitive advantage! As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for supervisory, manager, director or executive-level positions in hospital/acute care, long-term care, physician office practice, home health and hospice, pharmaceutical industry, medical insurance, government healthcare agencies, veteran’s administration and the military.
To be admitted to Trine University's TrineOnline, you will need to submit the following:
Total Credit Hours - 39
• NRS 303 Professional Nursing Role - 3 cr
• NRS 313 Transcultural Nursing - 3 cr
• NRS 333 Nursing Ethics - 3 cr
• NRS 343 Nursing Informatics - 3 cr
• NRS 353 Health Promotion over Lifespan - 3 cr
• NRS 414 Community - Public Health Nursing 4 cr
• NRS 423 Biostatistics and Epidemiology - 3 cr
• NRS 433 Foundations in Research - 3 cr
• NRS 443 Global Health - 3 cr
• NRS 453 Nursing Leadership & Management - 3 cr
• NRS 484 Professional Capstone Project - 4 cr
In addition to the NRS core, the following courses must be taken through TrineOnline prior to or with the first NRS course:
• UE 111 Online Learning Orientation - 1 cr
• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar - 3 cr