RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
If you are a registered nurse (RN) and looking for the opportunity to assume more leadership in the delivery of patient care, public health, research or policymaking, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at SUNY Empire State College is an excellent route. Learn about the program at RN to BSN Program Presentation.
The unique mission of the RN to BSN program is to advance the education of registered nurses to a bachelor’s-degree level so they can provide evidence-based, comprehensive nursing care to diverse patient populations. As a BSN student, you will develop skills in professional nursing, communication, critical thinking and leadership; study advanced nursing subjects such as complex illnesses; and may participate in scientific research.
You will work with a mentor who will guide you from registration to graduation, while you participate in a program designed to meet your needs and goals as a professional nurse.
Why an RN to BSN degree?
Nurses are in demand in the contemporary health-care workforce. The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program will prepare you to promote and deliver community health and quality patient care, assume leadership roles in numerous health-care settings, pursue advanced degrees and establish a caring and nurturing environment respectful of human needs and diversity as you consider graduate school or careers in:public health, diabetes management, teaching, health care management, administration and many others.
Note: For two courses, Community Health Nursing (60 hours) and Advanced Clinical Experience (95 hours), there are a number of practice experience hours that must be completed in addition to the online course. Completed near the end of the program, these courses are offered in the September and January terms.
Please plan in advance how you will accommodate clinical hours in your present work schedule. Many facilities have specific business hours on Monday through Friday only. Students can request preferred clinical days but the clinical sites have limited availability and may assign a specific clinical day to a student.
The clinical coordinator assists students in clinical placements but placements are not guaranteed. Students are responsible for their clinical placements.
The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and reflects the baccalaureate competencies recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Student scholarships are available.