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If you're a registered nurse and are thinking about earning a bachelor's degree, consider Colorado Technical University's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program. Learn more about the RN to BSN program here.
Colorado Technical University's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program is designed for nurses who are hoping to improve their nursing and leadership skills. Over the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to learn strategies that could improve the quality of healthcare, promote health and wellness, and support other professional nurses. The program covers the integration of technology into healthcare decision making, design of evidence-based nursing practices, and shape of healthcare policy. You will explore strategies for working with nurse managers to restructure the nursing workforce and strengthening your leadership skills.
If you're interested in CTU Online's RN to BSN program, you should already be licensed as a registered nurse. You should also have graduated from either an associate's degree in nursing or a Diploma Registered Nurse program. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.
A total of 188 credits are required for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program, but 88 of those credits could come as transfer credits from your prior programs. You will take 32 credits of general education classes and 60 credits of core courses.
Core Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|BADM 305||Organizational Behavior|
|ENGL 210||Professional Speaking|
|HRMT 210||Introduction to Human Resource Management|
|NRSG 300||Professional Nursing Practice|
|NRSG 302||Health Assessment|
|NRSG 303||Community Nursing/Vulnerable Populations|
|NRSG 304||Pathophysiology I|
|NRSG 305||Management of Critical Health Issues|
|NRSG 401||Legal Nurse Consulting|
|NRSG 403||Public Health Science/Disaster Preparedness|
|NRSG 404||Forensic Nursing|
|NRSG 409||Pathophysiology II|
|NRSG 481||Nursing Capstone|
|PSYC 336||Abnormal Psychology|
General Education Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|PSYC 100||Introduction to Psychology|
|BADM 100||Introduction to Business|
|ENGL 200||Professional Writing|
|HIST 310||World History and Culture II|
|HIT 105||IT for Healthcare Professionals|
|INTD 340||Career Planning|
|MATH 306||Computer Assisted Statistics|
|NRSG 400||Transcultural Nursing|
After completing CTU Online's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program, you could continue working as a registered nurse. As a bachelor's degree holder, you may be eligible for advancement to management positions. As a manager, you could be responsible for supervising other nurses, directing Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, or assisting with hiring.
Registered nurses can continue their education at the master's degree level. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing could qualify you for upper-level nurse manager position. A master's degree could also allow you to specialize in a specific area of nursing or health care. Advanced degrees can also qualify you to apply for positions as a nurse practitioner. Potential specializations for a Master of Science in Nursing degree include:
CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.