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Program Overview

This Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) completion program is designed for registered nurses who wish to advance their knowledge in nursing, the sciences, and the liberal arts. It will help registered nurses develop analytical and communication skills for professional excellence. The curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for students, clients, families, and communities. There is a strong emphasis on professional development as well as the needs and future of the profession. This online BSN program features a unique blend of faculty expertise combined with a variety of teaching strategies and learning environments to meet student goals.

Achieve Your BSN

1-1
Support
from experienced faculty
98
Transfer Credits
may be accepted by Webster University for lower-division credit hours
39
Years
of experience in providing RNs with high-quality BSNs

Program Outline

Our RN to BSN program focuses on personal development, the needs and future of the profession, and the broad, accountable nursing role that is needed and expected by today’s healthcare consumers and thereby employers.

To give flexibility to adult learners who are often working professionals, the program is delivered online. It was co-created by Webster University, which has a long history of serving the needs of adult students, with first weekend and evening classes dating back to 1932.

Our online BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Outcomes

Students of the RN to BSN program will learn about evidence-based practices, leadership styles, and policies that impact their work and community, among other topics. Upon completion of our online BSN nursing program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in nursing practice
  • Apply leadership skills to promote a culture of quality care and patient safety
  • Discuss research and evidence as it applies to professional nursing practice
  • Describe the role of information technology in professional nursing practice
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the impact of health policy, finance, social, political, and regulatory processes on the healthcare system
  • Advocate for clients’ needs in a diverse and global environment
  • Collaborate with clients and other healthcare professionals to promote quality care
  • Apply principles of health promotion and prevention to individuals, families, and populations

Required courses

  • NURS 3010 — Concepts of Professional Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURS 3020 — Lifespan Health Assessment for RNs (3 credits)
  • NURS 3270 — Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses (3 credits)
  • NURS 3410 — Health Promotion and Education (3 credits)
  • NURS 4110 — Interprofessional Collaboration (3 credits)
  • NURS 4240 — Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 credits)
  • NURS 4250 — Population Health: Clinical Prevention with Families and Communities (3 credits)
  • NURS 4255 — Population Health Practicum (2 credits)
  • NURS 4410 — Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments (3 credits)
  • NURS 4800 — Capstone Portfolio (1 credit)
  • Global Keystone Seminar (3 credits)

Degree requirements

Entry requirements for RN to BSN applicants must:

  • 27 credit hours in upper-division nursing coursework
  • 3 credit hours in the required Global Keystone Seminar
  • 26 credit hours in the designated University Global Citizenship Program (GCP)*
  • 32 credit hours of lower-division nursing coursework*
  • 40 elective hours*

*Most students transfer in many of these credit hours. RN to BSN students are required to take at least 30 credit hours at Webster University.

Other course requirements

All registered nurse (RN) applicants must successfully establish college credit hours in the following areas:

  • English (3 hours)
  • General psychology (3 hours)
  • General sociology (3 hours)
  • Physical and natural world sciences (PNW) (8 hours)
  • Quantitative literacy (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Second language study or arts appreciation (3 hours)

*Most students transfer in many of these credit hours.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for RN to BSN applicants must:

  • Provide proof of current unencumbered U.S. registered nurse licensure or be eligible for licensure as an RN and have a scheduled NCLEX exam within three months of beginning the program. Progression through the program is contingent on the maintenance of an unencumbered nursing license.
  • Provide transcripts from nursing schools and all colleges from which academic credit has been granted
  • Demonstrate a GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale in previous scholastic work
  • Complete the Webster University undergraduate application and submit the application fee
  • Submit a résumé
  • Complete an advising interview with a faculty member
  • Successfully and satisfactorily complete a drug screen and criminal background check, plus submit other required documents including, but not limited to, a health history; a vaccination/immunization profile (influenza, HepB, TDap/Td, MMR, and varicella); annual TB test/screen; evidence of American Heart Association CPR or ACLS certification; a copy of current personal health insurance card; and a signed student contract

What You Will Earn

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Webster University
  • The RN to BSN program at Webster University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; +1-404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org.

Key Program Features

DHGE students have access to 3,000 free Regus workplaces

Emphasis on current demands and future needs of the profession

Access to distinguished nursing faculty

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Webster has been offering weekend and evening classes for adults since 1932

Curriculum is developed by experienced nurses

Webster has 39 years of experience in providing RNs with high-quality BSNs

Designed for employed nurses who earn while they learn

Manage finances with eight-week terms and payment cycles

Connect with like-minded nurses

Access qualified instructors and alumni who are clinical experts

Tailored support to suit your learning needs

Webster

About the University

Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and a robust learning environment online. Webster is committed to delivering high-quality inclusive learning experiences that ensure students achieve individual excellence and transform into global citizens.

Global. Action-oriented. Academically excellent — Webster University continues to be ranked in the top tier of the Regional Universities-Midwest category of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings, earning a No. 17 ranking in the 2020 edition. In 2019, Webster was recognized among America's Top Colleges by Forbes magazine for the ninth consecutive year and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 includes Webster in its ranking of the top institutions in the country.

Meet our Contributors

Contributor

Jennifer Broeder

PhD, RN

Jennifer began her career as a registered nurse at St. Louis Children's Hospital where she was a Neonatal ICU nurse, nurse educator, and clinical nurse specialist. After attaining her MSN, she taught Nursing of Children courses at SIUE School of Nursing before coming to Webster University.

Contributor

Mary Ann Drake

PhD, RN, CNE

Mary Ann has spent most of her career working in public health nursing with vulnerable groups (i.e. migrant farmworkers, maternal child populations, homeless, and recent migrant arrivals). Mary Ann is an active member of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), serving in several leadership roles.

Contributor

Sue McFarlan

DNP, RN, NE-BC

Sue is a nurse with 33 years of experience in critical care, leadership and, since 2015, education. Her goal is to improve patient outcomes, strengthen, and empower the nursing profession, and the healthcare system as a whole.

Contributor

Dorcas McLaughlin

PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, TEP

Dorca’s areas of expertise include behavioral health, teaching, communication, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, family violence, psychodrama, and the expressive arts. As an educator and psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Dorcas has extensive clinical experience working with clients in private practice, acute care, and community settings.

Contributor

Janice Palmer

PhD, RN, CNE

Jan has worked as an RN in many settings including acute care, outpatient surgery, home care, and long-term care. From 1994 to 2000, as a research instructor, she worked in several roles at Washington University’s Memory Diagnostic Center, Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

Contributor

Jody Spiess

MSN, RN, GCPH

Jody is a registered nurse with 20 years of experience. Her nursing history includes cardiac, mother/baby, public health nursing, and nursing education. Her main area of interest is in the public health nursing specialty.

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*Complete the program in as little as 12 months using the maximum of 98 transfer credits for lower-division credit hours, leaving a remainder of 30 credits across three semesters. Contact us for more details.