This program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses….
The objective of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge at the College is to prepare students to proceed into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields. The program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses. The program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.
The purpose of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge degree program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by educating and preparing professional nurses to practice in various medical settings. The faculty is committed to the professional development of each student, the support of the institution within the community, and the enhancement of the nursing profession.
Upon completion of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program graduates will:
The Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program is designed to facilitate career mobility for the Registered Nurse (ASN).
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Bridge) is a post-licensure program for nurses with active, unencumbered RN license seeking to progress in the field of nursing by earning a bachelors degree in nursing. It facilitates a pathway for career mobility. The program is designed to provide the educational experiences that prepare graduates to assume administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and wider healthcare field also. Nurses are also equipped to take on additional roles and responsibilities in areas such as nursing education, public health, leadership, and case management.
The program consists of 120 semester credits in total, including forty (40) general education and thirty-three (33) core nursing, and forty-seven escrow credits awarded for the nursing classes taken at the associates level. The estimated program duration for the core nursing classes is 18 months. Areas of study include nurse leadership, gerontology, health informatics, community health and research and critical thinking.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to: