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Bluefield State College School of Nursing and Allied Health Registered Nurse (2+2), B.S.N.
Bluefield State College School of Nursing and Allied Health

Registered Nurse (2+2), B.S.N.

Bluefield, USA

3 Semesters


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2023

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The B.S.N. Program is a nationally accredited R.N. to B.S.N. The program is designed for the working registered nurse. This is a "2 + 2" nursing program in which AS nursing graduates can complete their B.S.N. in 3 or 4 semesters.

All nursing classes are offered online, and some courses require clinical experiences that may be completed in the student's home county/state. Boot Camps are required days of class with faculty provided via "Live Streaming" to accommodate the online learner. Students have three options for attending the required classes: Attend live class on the Bluefield campus, attend live class virtually from their home computer, or watch the archived class video within one week from when the class was held. Students may complete support courses at Bluefield State College or other colleges or universities. Completion of the B.S.N. degree requires a total of 120 credit hours.

The Commission accredits the baccalaureate degree in a nursing program at Bluefield State College on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 887-6791.

Mission: The mission of the R.N. to B.S.N. The program is to provide students with an opportunity for quality baccalaureate nursing education that is both affordable and geographically accessible and prepares students to meet the diverse health care needs of the community, state, and nation. The nursing faculty is committed to planning and implementing a quality baccalaureate program for registered nurses, promoting students' intellectual, personal, ethical, and cultural development in a diverse and caring environment. The scope of professional nursing education is believed to enable. It empowers the student to recognize the ethical, legislative, economic, regulatory, and political aspects that define the scope of professional nursing practice. The roles inherent in the professional nurse's status include but are not limited to: provider of direct and indirect care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, member of a profession, patient/client advocate and educator, and life-long learner.

Goal: The goal of the B.S.N. The program provides registered nurses with learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge base and skills to practice nursing at the professional level.

Student Outcomes

Assess the health/illness status of individuals, families, and communities throughout the lifespan utilizing a holistic perspective.

Recognize how components of diversity impact health and health care.

Broaden advocacy skills for the nursing profession, and the patients/clients served.

Employ critical thinking skills as a basis for professional nursing practice.

Use practical communication skills and interprofessional collaboration consistent with the role of the professional nurse.

Understand how to read and critique nursing research for its applicability for evidence-based nursing practice.

Utilize professional nursing management, leadership, and interprofessional education (IPE) skills to coordinate comprehensive health care.

Apply an ethical decision-making framework incorporating the ANA Professional Code of Ethics, professional standards, and an awareness of personal values in nursing practice.

Develop and implement health education programs for diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Apply an increased depth and breadth of knowledge in managing patients/clients with acute complex health problems.

Utilize evidence-based nursing strategies in planning care for patients/clients throughout the lifespan.

Understand the increased complexity of health, wellness, and health problems experienced by the older adult.

B.S.N. Eligibility Requirements

G.P.A. of 2.5 from college courses.

Meet the general admission requirements of Bluefield State College.

Have completed the English and Math general studies requirements.

Be a graduate of a state-approved, ACEN accredited Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program.

If not a graduate from Bluefield State College Associate of Science in Nursing program, official transcripts are required.

Have a current, unrestricted U.S. R.N. license - B.S.N. faculty will verify this online.

The second-year A.S.N. students may be accepted, but enrollment is contingent upon the NCLEX-RN licensure examination passage before the first day of class.

Meeting minimal qualifications does not guarantee acceptance.

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