Adult Professional Studies
Immaculata’s accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program prepares registered nurses for positions of leadership in the modern health care industry.
This award-winning, accredited holistic nursing program, provides an education in patient-centered, evidence-based practice that builds on your work experience and increases your value in the workplace. The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the cultural, psychological, ethical, legal and managerial aspects of nursing in hospitals and communities.
With one of the largest R.N. to B.S.N. programs in Pennsylvania, Immaculata has a 30-year history of educating nurses. Highly qualified faculty are practicing nurse-scholars with extensive experience in a range of clinical specialties. This accelerated program, available both fully online and face-to-face, has the structure and support necessary for working adults like you to succeed.
Our program serves as a platform for you to seamlessly transition to higher degree programs and prepares you for continued lifelong learning. Nurses who hold a B.S.N. degree have greater potential for higher earnings and better job prospects and are recognized to impact better patient outcomes.
Advanced roles and continuing education include: Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse leader (CNL), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and doctoral degrees including DNP, PhD or EdD.
The baccalaureate nursing program at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.
- An award-wining holistic nursing education, as affirmed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
- Working adult friendly program offers convenience, flexibility and work-life balance.
- You may attend classes online or face-to-face at various locations that best fit your learning and life style.
- You will attend classes as part of a cohort, which creates a professional learning community to enhance student interaction and support.
- Credit for life and work experience, allowing you to bring up to 72 transfer credits to start.
- Tuition discounts are available for given cohorts, making your education more affordable.
- Accelerated 7 or 8-week courses allows you to finish your degree in two years or less, even while working full-time. Additional time may be required to fulfill liberal arts and elective requirements.
- Strong and individual faculty and professional staff support from application to graduation to help you succeed.
The ACCEL® RN TO BSN nursing program is comprised of the required major core courses, which are necessary for earning a BSN degree. The ACCEL® nursing program delivers 50 of the 126 credits necessary for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
- A copy of current RN license
- Official transcripts from an accredited Nursing Program
- Graduation from an accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing program
- Submit your application online
Pathway to an MSN Program
R.N. to M.S.N. Bridge Program (For Registered Nurses who hold a Non-B.S.N. degree)
If you are an R.N. who graduated from an accredited nursing school with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, you may apply to Immaculata’s M.S.N. program without earning a B.S.N. degree. For more information, please contact us at 484-323-3524 or email email@example.com.
Professional & Holistic Nursing
The course explores nursing as a profession examining its history, trends, and current role in the health care system. Critical reflective thinking as a basis for professional nursing is explored. The RN student using critical thinking skills identifies and examines concepts related to holism and holistic nursing theory. The application of this theory to self-care and nursing practice is emphasized. (Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 241)
The fundamentals of nursing research are introduced and developed through the critical reading of research studies and their application of evidence-based nursing practice. Students develop skills in the identification, interpretation, and use of research findings in its application to evidence-based practice. (Prerequisite: ENG 241, all prior nursing courses; Pre or co-requisite: ORBH 311)
Holistic Care of the Chronically Ill
This course builds upon NUR 312 and expands the RN student?s knowledge and practice in holistic nursing. The RN student applies and analyzes evidence-based research findings on integrative and alternative modalities to nursing practice. The RN students are guided to build on knowledge and holistic theories presented and to develop a holistic framework of care for the chronically ill and elders. Issues related to aging, role changes, vulnerability, stigma, ethics, advocacy, end of life care, and case management of elders and the chronically ill are addressed. (Prerequisite: ENG 241; ORBH 311; All prior nursing courses)
Holistic Health Assessment
This course builds on the RN students? prior knowledge and clinical experiences, and further develops comprehensive health history interviewing and physical examination assessment skills. The principles of health promotion and illness prevention are applied in the analysis of physical findings and health behaviors of the adult patient. Anthropological theories, concepts, and methods are introduced to provide the practicing nurse with transcultural tools to work with multicultural teams and skills needed to perform a comprehensive cultural assessment in order to deliver culturally competent nursing care to clients from various cultural groups. Laboratory practice of health assessment skills is included, as well as experiential learning. (Prerequisites: ENG 241; NUR 312)
Leadership in Nursing
Theories and principles of leadership and management in health care environments will be examined and discussed. Health care policy, organizational mission, vision and strategic planning, legal/ethical concepts, legal/ethical issues, motivational and change theory are applied to health care systems. (Prerequisite: ENG 241; ORBH 311; All prior nursing courses)
Capstone in Public Health Nursing
Students consider the concepts and implications of community-oriented and community-based nursing care and investigate the factors that impact public health. Health problems and issues facing vulnerable populations and the various roles of the nurse in promoting community and public health are explored. Course objectives are achieved through service learning, community assessment, and health promotion programs. The structure of health organizations and the impact of this structure on national and global community health are explored. GUIDED FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Prerequisite: All prior nursing courses)