Being an RN is as rewarding as it is challenging. As the world of healthcare evolves, a CCNE-accredited RN to BSN from Strayer is a flexible, affordable way to stay competitive in this demanding field. Designed by nurses for nurses, our degree path offers you the opportunity to forge an ethical, evidence-based, interdisciplinary and professional nursing practice. Prepare yourself to handle the challenges of 21st-century nursing – all while you keep doing the job you love.
Complete your degree on your schedule, not ours. Choose to learn full time or part time, with classes available completely online.
Your BSN should be a valuable and affordable investment. Strayer helps make that possible with no application fees and by offering unique scholarship opportunities.
Get support every step of the way from dedicated nursing faculty and advisors with decades of real-world experience. What’s more: Start your degree with a brand-new laptop on us.
Enroll in a CCNE-accredited program that’s been evaluated and measured against the highest quality standards in nursing education.
WHY STRAYER'S RN TO BSN PROGRAM
Strayer University professors and success coaches offer support for my full-time work and student schedules, and the flexible online courses and experiential learning activities fit into my busy work and life schedule as well.
The challenging classes inspired me to achieve Honors Student status and participation with the Student Advisory Committee. Opportunities like these were missing from other BSN online programs I considered.
Cherri Dei Rogers, RN
Strayer University School of Nursing BSN Student, 2017
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Strayer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Based upon its mission, philosophy, and the core competencies of Strayer University, the program learning outcomes of the RN to BSN program are to:
Integrate knowledge gained in the study of arts and sciences as a foundation for ethical, evidence-based, interdisciplinary, professional nursing practice.
Apply leadership theories, concepts, and abilities in the delivery and continuous improvement of high quality, safe, patient-centered nursing care in complex settings.
Integrate various theoretical frameworks and research findings into the practice of evidence-based, patient centered nursing care.
Manage information and use technology to inform clinical decision making, continuous quality improvement, and improve patient outcomes.
Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory requirements to effectively function in the healthcare environment, improve healthcare delivery, promote cost containment, and improve health outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities
Demonstrate effective professional communication and inter/ intraprofessional collaboration in the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Provide equitable, culturally-competent, population-focused care, incorporating concepts of health promotion and disease, and injury prevention.
Provide quality nursing care within a framework of professional competence including moral, ethical, and legal practices consistent with professional nursing practice.
In diverse settings, engage in lifelong learning preparation for delivering caring, high quality, evidence-based, person-centered, professional nursing care to persons across the lifespan and the health-illness continuum.
The number of courses to complete this program is 10. This number assumes that the maximum number of transfer credits have been brought into the program and that all prerequisites have been met for the final ten courses.
Strayer University’s RN to BSN Program is currently offered in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia , West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington D.C.
Introduces students to the objectives for information systems in healthcare organizations and to the use of personal productivity software. Students develop competencies in common applications software, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, data management, graphics, and presentation development. The course also introduces the student to electronic health record systems, ergonomics, and health systems integration. At the end of the course, the student is better prepared to manage and use healthcare informatics.
NUR 310-Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Explores the concepts of evidence-based practice, teamwork, collaboration, patient-centered care, and the ethical, legal, and technological issues associated with promoting a culture of safety, quality improvement processes, and quality assurance. Students will plan, implement, and evaluate a quality and/or safety initiative consistent with caring concepts and the QSEN framework.
NUR 315-Applied Healthcare Informatics
Builds on previous knowledge of technology use in healthcare settings and facilitates development of connections among concepts related to research, evidence-based practice, and healthcare informatics and how they interface to impact healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and issues involved with technology use in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. It explores how technology and informatics are designed to enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care delivery, and strengthen the nurse-patient relationship.
NUR 325-Application of Pathophysiology to Advanced Health Assessment
Explores the baccalaureate generalist’s role in the dynamic healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on health care policy and politics, cost containment, and regulatory issues. Emerging topics are also discussed, including: accessibility and provision of healthcare to vulnerable and diverse populations; the effect of health information and literacy on consumer behavior; the emerging field of genetics and genomics; the evolving needs of the contemporary nursing and healthcare workforce, and complementary/alternative therapies and their influences on patient-centered healthcare.
NUR 410-Interdisciplinary Leadership and Management
Explores leadership and management concepts, principles, and theories associated with healthcare policy, advocacy, and regulation to advance leadership development. Building upon previous coursework focused on maintaining a culture of quality and safety, this course also emphasizes the related leadership and management contributions to quality and safety in healthcare environments. Learners explore formal and informal leadership roles and responsibilities at various levels within the healthcare system. Effective inter/intra-professional communication, collaboration, and application of professional values are emphasized.
NUR 425-Population-Focused Nursing for Diverse Communities
Explores population-focused nursing, community/public health concepts, and population health trends on the continuum of individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The course provides theoretical content essential to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of communities and aggregates and examines the effects of contemporary issues and health policy on the public’s health. In experiential learning, students will conduct a community assessment and use evidence-based research to develop a plan designed to improve or promote the health of a select population.
NUR 499-RN-to-BSN Capstone Course
Provides students an opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in the liberal arts and nursing discipline. Also, explores trends and issues that influence contemporary nursing practice and engages students in career advancement activities. The course focuses on the application of research and evidence-based practice principles. Career readiness within the context of nursing and healthcare, is emphasized, including socialization to the role of the professional nurse, the importance of professional identity, professional certification, professional organizations, and ongoing professional development. In addition to demonstrating competence in each of the nine Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), students culminate their learning by working with a preceptor to develop a research/evidence-based practice project focused on improving quality and/or safety within a healthcare setting. Students finalize the ePortfolio, which documents their professional practice, growth, and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.