INTRODUCING THE STRAYER RN TO BSN PROGRAM.

No one knows what nurses need more than nurses. And that’s why we looked to nurses to design and lead our new Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program. Our curriculum is structured to allow you to go back to school, and still focus on what matters most to you: providing care.
 

For over 120 years, Strayer University has been educating working adults, and we understand the flexibility and support students need to be successful. Our BSN courses are all online to better fit the unique demands of a nurse’s schedule, and our faculty of experienced nurses and flexible online tutors are always ready to help you succeed. We do this by making our programs flexible, affordable and designed with the support you need.
 

Mission: Strayer University’s RN to BSN program is a rigorous academic experience that fosters professional and intellectual growth for registered nurses from a variety of backgrounds. Our supportive learning environment enables registered nurses to achieve their personal and professional goals and equips them both for a successful transition to the role of the professional nurse and for their lifelong learning pursuits. Graduates are prepared to provide ethical, competent, compassionate, and high-quality, interdisciplinary nursing care to diverse populations in complex settings.

 

Announcing Strayer’s RN to BSN Winter 2017 Scholarship

Strayer University is excited to offer up to ten $2,000 scholarships to students enrolling in the RN to BSN Program for the Winter Term 2017. Potential students will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship if they meet the scholarship criteria, complete the scholarship process, and agree to start the program in January 2017. The scholarship will provide $500 tuition credit per term for four terms. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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Online courses fit with busy schedules allowing you to attend class whenever is convenient for you, 24/7.

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Affordable

Your BSN should be a valuable  and affordable investment. Strayer helps make that possible with no application fees and by offering unique scholarship opportunities to help nurses cover the cost of tuition.

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Supported

Everyone who touches our RN to BSN program – from our dedicated faculty with decades of real world, hands-on nursing experience to our  online tutors – are committed to your success.

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All the content you need and nothing you don’t in order to be a practicing, successful BSN.

You bring all the practical experience and knowledge of being an RN. We use our more than 120 years’ experience teaching working adults to create a BSN program that enhances your skills on the job. Our program creates an immediate connection between theory and practice, so you can learn it today and use it tomorrow.

Whether you’re a recent RN graduate or returning to school after a break, Strayer strives to provide the support and resources that can help all busy nursing professionals to balance work, life and school. We make it convenient for you to attend class on your schedule and give you control over how quickly you can complete the program.

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A Note About Our Accreditation Status

The RN to BSN Program at Strayer University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

*New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. Please be advised that without programmatic accreditation, Strayer RN to BSN Program students and graduates may not be able to transfer credits to an outside institution in the pursuit of a Master’s degree or other higher education in nursing, apply for federal scholarships or grants, obtain federal employment or join the military in an RN capacity until that accreditation is obtained.

Program Disclosure | Information for Tennessee Online Students

Information for Tennessee Online Students

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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Based upon its mission, philosophy, and the core competencies of Strayer University, the program learning outcomes of the RN to BSN program are to:
Integrate knowledge gained in the study of arts and sciences as a foundation for ethical, evidence-based, interdisciplinary, professional nursing practice.
Apply leadership theories, concepts, and abilities in the delivery and continuous improvement of high quality, safe, patient-centered nursing care in complex settings.
Integrate various theoretical frameworks and research findings into the practice of evidence-based, patient centered nursing care.
Manage information and use technology to inform clinical decision making, continuous quality improvement, and improve patient outcomes.
Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory requirements to effectively function in the healthcare environment, improve healthcare delivery, promote cost containment, and improve health outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities
Demonstrate effective professional communication and inter/ intraprofessional collaboration in the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Provide equitable, culturally-competent, population-focused care, incorporating concepts of health promotion and disease, and injury prevention.
Provide quality nursing care within a framework of professional competence including moral, ethical, and legal practices consistent with professional nursing practice.
In diverse settings, engage in lifelong learning preparation for delivering caring, high quality, evidence-based, person-centered, professional nursing care to persons across the lifespan and the health-illness continuum.

The number of courses to complete this program is 10. This number assumes that the maximum number of transfer credits have been brought into the program and that all prerequisites have been met for the final ten courses.

 

Strayer University’s RN to BSN Program is currently offered in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia , West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington D.C.

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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $6,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit undergraduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for undergraduate tuition rates.

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  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3.3 years or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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Key Courses in Your Major.

CIS354-Computers for Healthcare Professionals

Introduces students to the objectives for information systems in healthcare organizations and to the use of personal productivity software. Students develop competencies in common applications software, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, data management, graphics, and presentation development. The course also introduces the student to electronic health record systems, ergonomics, and health systems integration. At the end of the course, the student is better prepared to manage and use healthcare informatics.

HUM303-Computers and Society

This course considers the evolutionary development of information beginning with language and writing as the basis for understanding the digital explosion taking place today while presenting the impact, importance, meaning, and implications which this revolution will continue to have on all aspects of society both for today and tomorrow.

MAT 304-Statistical Concepts for Healthcare*

Provides a survey of statistical concepts and methods used in the evidence-based practice of nursing. Topics covered include measurement issues, indices of central tendency and variability, and hypothesis testing.  Students learn to relate research designs to inferential statistics and how to avoid common errors in the use of statistics.Provides a survey of statistical concepts and methods used in evidence-based practice of nursing. Topics covered include measurement issues, indices of central tendency and variability, and hypothesis testing.  Students will learn to relate research designs to inferential statistics and to avoid common pitfalls in the use of statistics.

 

*300 level statistics course can be transferred

NUR 300-Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

Equips students for the transition to the role of the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse (RN). Students examine how nursing and non-nursing theories, professional organizations, standards, and guidelines are applied to nursing practice to improve healthcare delivery. Introduces students to the program’s mission and philosophy and to the key concepts in the RN to BSN Program curriculum, including: caring, professionalism, evidence-based practice, and collaboration. Students begin development of an ePortfolio, which will be used throughout the program to describe their professional practice, growth and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.

NUR 310-Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Explores the concepts of evidence-based practice, teamwork, collaboration, patient-centered care, and the ethical, legal, and technological issues associated with promoting a culture of safety, quality improvement processes, and quality assurance. Students will plan, implement, and evaluate a quality and/or safety initiative consistent with caring concepts and the QSEN framework.

NUR 315-Applied Healthcare Informatics

Builds on previous knowledge of technology use in healthcare settings and facilitates development of connections among concepts related to research, evidence-based practice, and healthcare informatics and how they interface to impact healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and issues involved with technology use in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. It explores how technology and informatics are designed to enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care delivery, and strengthen the nurse-patient relationship.

NUR 325-Application of Pathophysiology to Advanced Health Assessment

Enables the registered nurse to develop as a baccalaureate generalist by applying pathophysiological concepts to advanced health assessment techniques. Learners use critical thinking and discovery skills to apply health assessment and health promotion concepts to the care of diverse clients across the lifespan and along the health and wellness continuum. As interdisciplinary team members, learners are prepared to make contributions to clients’ holistic health. Using Shadow Health©, a computerized simulated health assessment suite, and practical experiences, students learn to apply advanced health assessment techniques to improve current and future patients’ health outcomes.

NUR 400-Contemporary Healthcare Issues

Explores the baccalaureate generalist’s role in the dynamic healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on health care policy and politics, cost containment, and regulatory issues. Emerging topics are also discussed, including: accessibility and provision of healthcare to vulnerable and diverse populations; the effect of health information and literacy on consumer behavior; the emerging field of genetics and genomics; the evolving needs of the contemporary nursing and healthcare workforce, and complementary/alternative therapies and their influences on patient-centered healthcare.

NUR 410-Interdisciplinary Leadership and Management

Explores leadership and management concepts, principles, and theories associated with healthcare policy, advocacy, and regulation to advance leadership development. Building upon previous coursework focused on maintaining a culture of quality and safety, this course also emphasizes the related leadership and management contributions to quality and safety in healthcare environments. Learners explore formal and informal leadership roles and responsibilities at various levels within the healthcare system. Effective inter/intra-professional communication, collaboration, and application of professional values are emphasized.

NUR 425-Population-Focused Nursing for Diverse Communities

Explores population-focused nursing, community/public health concepts, and population health trends on the continuum of individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The course provides theoretical content essential to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of communities and aggregates and examines the effects of contemporary issues and health policy on the public’s health. In experiential learning, students will conduct a community assessment and use evidence-based research to develop a plan designed to improve or promote the health of a select population.  

NUR 499-RN-to-BSN Capstone Course

Provides students an opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in the liberal arts and nursing discipline. Also, explores trends and issues that influence contemporary nursing practice and engages students in career advancement activities. The course focuses on the application of research and evidence-based practice principles. Career readiness within the context of nursing and healthcare, is emphasized, including socialization to the role of the professional nurse, the importance of professional identity, professional certification, professional organizations, and ongoing professional development. In addition to demonstrating competence in each of the nine Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), students culminate their learning by working with a preceptor to develop a research/evidence-based practice project focused on improving quality and/or safety within a healthcare setting. Students finalize the ePortfolio, which documents their professional practice, growth, and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.

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