Online RN to BSN Program

Online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Earning your Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BSN) from Grantham University is an important step in your decision to advance your nursing career. Grantham’s 100% online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program builds upon your associate degree with current, evidence-based courses, designed according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and by the standards and guidelines of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

Through Grantham’s convenient online format, you will expand your nursing skills in the areas of leadership, community concepts, research and professional practices. By studying the current nursing trends and issues, you will be prepared to become a prominent new member of the healthcare community.

Admissions Requirements (meets the Missouri Nursing Articulation Model)

To be admitted into the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program, you need to satisfy Grantham’s general undergraduate admissions requirements, as well as provide proof of the following:

  • An earned Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN) or a diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Valid RN License as indicated by Date of Issue
  • Nurses educated outside the United States, who are eligible to practice as an RN in the United States must:
    • Have an earned baccalaureate degree in nursing that equates to a U.S. baccalaureate degree
    • Be CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) certified and pass the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse)

RN to BSN Program Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize effective communication in oral, written, interpersonal and electronic modes.
  • Employ clinical judgments based on evidence-based practice standards and ethical practices.
  • Identify accountability when providing and ensuring safe, efficient, quality patient care.
  • Synthesize available resources to apply critical thinking to complex clinical situations.
  • Select culturally competent care concepts for individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in caring for communities and populations experiencing threats to well-being.
  • Display concepts of lifelong learning to enhance personal and professional nursing practice.
  • Apply clinical technologies and informatics in practice.

Note: Concepts in bold are in alignment with GU Learning Outcomes.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program Credit Hours 34
Total Credit Hours 34

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
NUR436 Health Assessment for RNs
NUR401 Theories and Research in Nursing
NUR416 Nursing Leadership and Management
NUR426 Community and Public Health Nursing
NUR402 Transition to Professional Nursing
NUR441 Case Management Concepts

Full curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
CO210 Business Communication3
GU100 Student Success1
NUR401 Theories and Resrch in Nrs4
NUR402 Transition to Pro Nursing3
NUR415 Intro to Nursing Informatics3
NUR416 Leadership and Management5
NUR426 Comm and Public Hlth Nur5
NUR436 Health Assessment for RNs3
NUR441 Case Management Concepts3
NUR498 RN-BSN Capstone Project4
Program and core:34
Electives (0):0
Total:34

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Bachelors
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly
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Career Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the outlook for careers in registered nursing is excellent. Employment is expected to grow faster than average, particularly for those RNs who have a BSN degree. Hospitals and physician offices often offer signing bonuses and increased salaries to these high-achieving nurses. In addition, the Veteran's Administration, many community and public health agencies, and several state governments are moving to BSN practice requirements. Numerous professional nursing organizations are also promoting BSN entry to practice for nurses.

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the occupation of Registered Nurse is projected to grow by more than 711,900 positions, which is a 26% increase.

  • 3,449,300
  • 2,737,400
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as a Registered Nurse, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$95,130
  • The median earn$64,690
  • The lower 10% earn$44,190
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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Nursing Education

Nursing education consists of a vast spectrum of theoretical and practical training that prepares nurses for the various duties of professional medical positions. Experienced nurses and medical educators, who are either qualified by a system of technical merits or through professional medical experience, offer nursing education courses in both general nursing and in specialized areas of nursing education, such as pediatrics nursing education, post-operative nursing education, and even mental health nursing education. A typical course is exigent of four years of accredited nursing education and training, while post-qualification courses generally concentrate on specialized areas of nursing education.

Over recent decades, nursing education has shifted from a focus on practical experience, which is related to a coarse trial and error system of learning, to a more practically focused, structured program of conventional medical training and preparation. A supportive argument exists for the more practical skill base learned in the intense medical environment training of the past; however, the older nursing education system emphasized a “handmaiden” relationship between doctors and nurses, while the modern nursing education system tends to develop more competent and confident graduates whom are capable of delivering higher quality care from the very beginning of their tenure as nurses. Modern nurses are considered to be equals among their medical care teams, rather than apprentices or subservience to other medical professionals.

Not all nursing education courses terminate in a graduate-level status. In certain countries, nursing has been seen, traditionally, as an apprenticeship trade and was a common undertaking for religious orders, such as convents. Women dominated the field of nursing through most of its history; however, there have always been professional nursing roles for men as well, especially in mental health services. Modern nursing education serves a greater number of males than at any time in the past.

Historically, the earliest structured nursing education curriculum was developed by Florence Nightingale, who set up the first nursing educational institution in the year 1860. Nightingale also authored a book on nursing education entitled, “Notes on Nursing” in 1898. Florence Nightingale, Ethel Bedford-Fenwick, and other early nurse educators advocated a system of nursing education that should take place in institutions of higher learning rather than in hospitals, a forward-thinking idea that has become the standard in nursing education in the United States today.

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