Sullivan's RSN to BSN program

What qualities should an RN to BSN student have?

Nursing is a demanding profession and nurses wear many hats that require high standards, commitment, dedication and the following qualities: caring, respect, empathy, flexibility, attention to detail, quick response, interpersonal skill and emotional stability.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the RN to BSN program?

The RN to BSN student enters the program with knowledge, skills and experience as a registered nurse. The RN to BSN program: enhances your knowledge and skills by providing an in-depth exploration of career goals; enhancing the knowledge of community and public health nursing; teaching leadership and management skills with a focus on holistic nursing care and evidence based nursing practice; and provides an in-depth preparation for leadership positions. In addition, courses provide a foundation to pursue graduate study.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan's RN to BSN program?

The most unique feature of Sullivan University’s RN to BSN program is the nursing courses are accelerated with a focus on team-based learning. Nursing courses average four to eight weeks in length and each course culminates with a team project. The final course provides the opportunity for an experiential practice experience in leadership and management. Utilizing the concept of team-based learning, each student has the opportunity for leadership and a variety of team roles.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Course Requirements

180 Credit Hours
Length: 20 months (Upper Division Nursing Courses)
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours 180
General Studies
BIO 201Medical Microbiology6
BIO 202Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab6
BIO 204Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab6
COM 214Public Speaking4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
PHL 344Bioethics4
PSY 214Introduction to Psychology4
SOC 214Introduction to Sociology4
Elective General Studies Elective4
Elective General Studies Elective4
Total General Studies Credit Hours50
Upper Division Nursing Courses
NUR 300*Introduction to Online and Accelerated Learning in Nursing3
NUR 303*Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Roles and Issues in Nursing3
NUR 304*Holistic Nursing and Complementary and Alternative Therapies3
NUR 305*Genetics in Healthcare3
NUR 306*Pathophysiology6
NUR 307*Health and Physical Assessment Across the Life Span6
NUR 309*Diversity in Healthcare3
NUR 318*Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Statistics9
NUR 401*Community Theory and Family Theory3
NUR 402*End of Life Issues Across the Life Span3
NUR 403*Healthcare Informatics and Technology3
NUR 405*Quality Care and Patient Safety3
NUR 406*Community and Public Health Nursing6
NUR 407*Management and Leadership in Professional Nursing6
NUR 408Senior Experiential Practicum and Seminar6
NUR 414*Healthcare Management, Economics, and Seminar4
Total Upper Division Nursing Credit Hours70
Associate Degree/Hospital Diploma Nursing Block Credit60

Those who lack one or more required general studies courses must complete them as prerequisites to upper-level nursing courses.

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