This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The RN to BSN program is a post licensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree completion program for Registered Nurses who hold a current nursing license and have completed a diploma or associate degree nursing program.
The program’s curriculum builds upon knowledge and competencies obtained during pre-licensure nursing education and experiences as a practicing RN by providing a more in-depth study of the physical and social sciences, humanities, nursing research, nursing leadership and management, and community health nursing. One of the goals of the RN to BSN Program is to increase the students’ understanding of the many social, cultural, economic and political issues that impact patients and influence healthcare.
Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment and geographic setting. Employment is expected to grow by 22% between 2008 and 2018 (2010-2011, Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor). The average salary for RNs in San Antonio, TX is $67,045 (CBSalary.com 2010). Actual salaries and employment opportunities may vary depending upon geographic location, market employment trends by local area, employer size, employee experience, and employee credentials. Prospective students should research the local employment opportunities as a part of their decision-making processes.
- Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, 8 credit hrs
- Microbiology with Lab, 3-4 credit hrs
- Intro to Psychology, 3 credit hrs
- Science/Humanities, 3-4 credits hrs
Length: 1 year - Bachelor of Science in Nursing