Sullivan Launches RN to BSN Program
Online program offers nurses flexibility
Sullivan University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health has announced it is now offering a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The degree program is offered online to allow current RNs to complete this program while continuing to work.
“More and more, hospitals and other healthcare organizations are requiring nurses to earn their BSN,” said Marilyn Musacchio, Marilyn J. Musacchio, PhD, APRN,FAAN Dean and Professor, College of Nursing. “This program is designed for the busy RN. It is available entirely online and the nursing courses are taught one course at a time in sequential order.”
The program starts in spring. The nursing part of the program can be completed in as little as 22 months.
“We’ve designed this curriculum to be accelerated without sacrificing quality,” Musacchio said.
Students will begin the nursing courses upon meeting general study pre-requisites for the BSN. The student will enroll in a single accelerated nursing course each term facilitating the working nurse to concentrate on one topic at a time. The nursing courses can be completed in 90 consecutive weeks. New students will be admitted in the program at the beginning of each of the University’s four quarters (summer, fall, winter and spring). General study pre-requisites are also available online based on the Sullivan University quarter system.
Twenty students will be admitted in the inaugural class and 40 students in sub-sequent quarters. Each course section will be limited to 20 students to ensure faculty-student interaction in the accelerated program. Teaching/learning strategies will include team-based activities, virtual labs and virtual hospital activities in leadership and management. Courses are designed to meet the changing requirement of the baccalaureate nurse i.e., Evidence Based Nursing Practice; Diversity in Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, Economics and Finance; Genetics; Quality Care and Patient Safety; and Holistic Nursing and Complementary and Alternative Therapies.