The RN – BSN program is a degree completion program delivered completely through distance education. Applicants wishing to enroll in the program must possess an Associate Degree in Nursing from a state Board of Nursing-approved program and hold an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license. Enrolled students will receive block transfer credit of 60 semester credit hours and complete an additional 60 semester credit hours in the program.
The mission of the Concorde RN-BSN program is to prepare healthcare professionals capable of providing care to individuals across the lifespan. Our graduates will be prepared to deliver superior healthcare to diverse communities using the art of discovery, teaching, and leadership.
The vision of the BSN program is to create an environment which fosters professional identity formation and a spirit of inquiry through:
- Program- Deliver a creative and stimulating nursing program which equips the nurse to solve healthcare issues facing local and global populations.
- Scholarship- Provide an educational experience that supports evidence based practice and innovative inquiry.
- Transition into Healthcare- Shape nursing graduates capable of performing in variable settings while utilizing critical thinking and incorporating healthcare technology in patient care.
- Professional Advancement -Prepare highly competent graduates for leadership positions within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the art and science of professional nursing.
- Apply the nursing process to develop safe, compassionate and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Incorporate acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes in nursing practice to promote collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate theories of nursing care and evidence-based practice when planning care and making clinical judgements appropriate for diverse populations and communities.
- Demonstrate accountability as an independent and collaborative leader through concepts of leadership, life-long learning, professional identity formation and teamwork in healthcare.
Electives (select two of the following courses)