RNs: Earn Your BSN from Jacksonville--One of the Most Innovative and Exclusive Degree Programs

Jacksonville University.

School Overview
 Serves: Worldwide
 Accredited by: SACS-COC
 Enrollment: Monthly
 Financial Aid: Yes
 Scholarships: Yes

Streaming Video and other Emerging Technologies Used to Deliver Web-Based Curriculum

RN to BSN degree programs are some of the most popular nursing degrees. The courses were designed to provide a convenient way for nurses with two-year Associates degrees to earn their four-year baccalaureate, or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). BSN degrees have fast become the preferred credential for professional nurses, especially with the hyper-specialization of healthcare. Nurses work in niche specialties where advanced levels of knowledge and complex skills are required.

One of Most Innovative Online Programs

Jacksonville University's RN to BSN program is heralded as one of the most innovative. Curriculum content is delivered completely online, utilizing the latest streaming video technology available. Prerequisites for the program include valid RN licensure and a GPA of 2.5. Candidates must also have courses in anatomy and physiology, English, and chemistry completed.

This program differs from other online degrees in that students must follow along. Courses are offered via streaming video and each takes about two months. This is a 121-credit program that balances practical skills with academic nursing theory and a handful of the traditional liberal arts courses, including the social sciences, arts, and humanities disciplines.

Students May Pursue Diverse Nursing Specialties

Nursing students in the BSN program are best able to specialize thanks to the diverse nursing-specific courses. Students receive training in a range of patient populations: geriatrics, pediatrics, neonates, adolescents, and adults. There are courses that provide special skills assessments such as those necessary for psychiatric and mental health patients. To satisfy hands-on clinical instruction, BSN students may choose local sites with approved preceptors in order to complete the program. Two years is about the average amount of time necessary for a student to complete the curriculum.

Nurses with BSN degrees may mix and match specialties, care settings, and patient types. The degree is industry-preferred and many nurses at this stage are being encouraged to pursue their MSN degrees as well. The nursing shortage has underscored the mid-level and upper-level demand for nurse leaders and educators. This has many experienced RNs considering more salaried positions, where decision-making has historically been the domain of administrators outside the nursing field.

Accreditation and Course Provider

Jacksonville University is able to provide this program thanks to a partnership with University Alliance Online, a provider of high quality, cutting edge educational e-programs. The JU campus is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the nursing school's programs, including this exclusive online RN to BSN program.


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