Walden University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program. This program is designed for registered nurses who would like to earn a BSN. There are many reasons in obtaining a BSN such as increasing knowledge, to learn specialized skills, and of course to assist in future career advancement within the healthcare industry. The BSN Completion Program is for registered nurses who have an active nursing license.
The BSN Completion Program was developed in response to the increasing expectation that nursing professionals continue their education. This is all important when it comes to staying up-to-date with treatment methods, technological advances, and trends in medicine. Classes address patho-pharmacology, health assessment, public health, nursing information management, and related areas. Being an online degree program, it allows students to collaborate with other professionals from around the United States, also allowing students to explore new concepts in nursing and apply real-world solutions to “real” situations.
The following is a list of core courses that are to be taken in the first five quarters in the BSN Completion Program:
- Issues and Trends in Nursing
- The Context of Healthcare Delivery
- Information Management in Nursing and Healthcare
- Health Assessment
- Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
- Topics in Clinical Nursing
- Family, Community, and Population-Based Care
- Public and Global Health
- Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare
Completion of this program varies by student. Depending on credits that can be transferred and progress made by individual students, estimation of how long it will take to finish can be discussed with enrollment advisors.
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities. Also by doing a little research on the internet or at your local library, students can find information on various scholarships, fellowships or grants. In some cases look to current employers who may offer tuition reimbursement. Enrollment advisors can also walk students through how to receive federal aid, private loans or other opportunities.
Nurses in this program are awarded up to 50 quarter credits for meeting competencies required to achieve the nursing license. Transcripts and diploma information will be evaluated to determine the extent of credit awarded.
With today’s changing healthcare environment it is especially important for nurses to stay on top of their game. It is within the job description of a nurse to be a life-learner and Walden University is an option of great potential.