R.N. to B.S.N.
The accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program at Immaculata University is designed to facilitate the educational mobility of graduates of associate degree or diploma programs of nursing. The program promotes the growth of knowledge, professionalism, and intellectual inquiry. The program prepares students for graduate study and for meeting the challenges of a dynamic health care system for a global community.
In accordance with Immaculata's mission, the R.N. to B.S.N. program strives to develop "a truly educated person: value-oriented and committed to seeking truth, promoting justice, and fostering peace."
If you are an adult student, this accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program offers specific benefits:
- Registered nurses can complete requirements for their bachelor's degree in about two years, even while working at their jobs full-time.
- Classes are offered one evening (6-10 p.m.) or one day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) per week.
Classes are available fully online or in a blended format (classroom and online) at a variety of off-campus locations:
- Bucks County, PA
- Berks County, PA
- Chester County, PA
- Delaware County, PA
- Lancaster County, PA
- Lebanon County, PA
- Montgomery County, PA
- Philadelphia, PA
- New Castle, DE
- Cecil County, MD
- Burlington County, NJ
- Camden County, NJ
- Mercer County, NJ
- Students interact with a small group of fellow learners in a seminar environment.
- Curriculum focuses on honing leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Thirty credits are offered for students' R.N., and credits earned in other colleges and universities can be transferred. In some cases, credit for prior learning (life experience) is available.
- Integrating evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care
Recognizing the impact of cultural forces, particularly the social, economic, and political aspects, on the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods and the global community
Using inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
Critically analyzing theories and research results and incorporating them into the practice of professional nursing
In fall 2011, the bachelor’s degree in nursing was granted 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a holistic perspective in all areas of professional practice
- Exhibit professional values based on ethical, legal, and moral standards for professional nursing practice
- Act as a change agent to promote the health and welfare of all people
- Exhibit skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
- Apply teaching-learning principles in promoting health
- Display an awareness of and interest in lifelong learning
The program is open to registered nurses who meet the following criteria:
- Graduated from an NLN-accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program
- Grade point average of 2.0 or greater for basic nursing program and/or previous college work
- Have a current state license as a registered nurse
- Have current CPR certification
- Have had a recent health exam
Documentation of all of the above must be submitted with the application for the program.