RN to BSN | Online Learning
About the Program
The online RN to BSN Nursing Program at Lees-McRae College offers a degree completion option to those who have already obtained their Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing, and who are licensed as a registered nurse.
Nursing utilizes a strong knowledge base and the capability to apply knowledge in a wide variety of healthcare settings along a continuum of care that encompasses wellness, prevention, acute illnesses, chronic illnesses, and end-of-life care. The discipline is committed to health care planning and delivery in a society where citizens experience health and illness episodes. It is bound by critical thinking and problem solving to identify, measure, and achieve the highest level of outcome for the patient.
The discipline demonstrates a unique expertise and body of knowledge, policy making activities, achievement of control and autonomy, commitment to the profession, and a code of ethics. Strong skills include assessment, nursing diagnosis, individualized care planning, identification and delivery of patient specific interventions, patient/family education, and communication with individual, patients, family members and populations. Nursing requires the ability to process data from multiple sources to effectively plan, coordinate and delegate to other care providers a program of nursing care that addresses individual and family needs from a holistic perspective.
The online RN to BSN program provides the Associate Degree Nurse with knowledge and skills in education, management, community health, research, and bioethics. Continuing education is necessary in the nursing field to enhance the knowledge and skills obtained at the Associate Degree in Nursing level and to achieve advancement. A baccalaureate degree in nursing will open the door to additional opportunities in nursing including management, community health, education, case management, advancement within a specific area, education in a specialty care, and education at the Master’s in Nursing level.
For the employed, registered nurse with an Associate degree, this program is a unique alternative to the traditional method of pursuing a college degree. It is designed specifically for adults who want to complete their college degree while continuing to work. Additionally, the program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Students have the opportunity to study with other adults who share similar interests and concerns. Together, they form an academic support group drawing from their own personal and professional backgrounds as they follow an intense program of classes and individual study. Classes are taught in seminar and workshop style with class materials centered on career development, comprehensive assessment, management and supervision, and community-based care. Tested principles of adult learning theory are incorporated to make all classes stimulating, relevant, challenging
and rewarding. Classroom assignments include outside readings and the writing of papers on selected topics.
For additional information on our RN to BSN program please download our brochure
Teresa Darnall, PhD, MSN, RN
Director, RN-BSN Program
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