OU Initiates RN-to-BSN Program

Posted by Paula Paine on March 12, 2013 in "Academic Programs", BSN, "Current Students", "Kansas City", "Kathy Kump", Nursing, Online, "Online nursing", RN, "School of Arts and Sciences" In November, Ottawa University announced a new 100 percent online RNto- BSN Nursing Program, which began during the Spring II term. The program makes it easy for registered nurses (RN) to quickly and effectively earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a series of online coursework. The program was designed for the practicing RN who has graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program and wishes to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program, which can be completed in as little as 18 months, offers coursework that will help develop and enhance the student’s professional skills in order to prepare them for opportunities in nursing leadership. In addition to their previous education, students will complete 41 credit hours of coursework, ranging from professional nursing theory to nursing leadership and management, for a total of 128 credit hours. The courses are just eight weeks in length and no traditional clinicals are required in the program. “We are very pleased to offer this innovative, online educational program for those who would like to advance their career opportunities by obtaining a BSN degree,” says Director of Nursing Kathy Kump. “They will find that they improve their critical thinking skills, as well as polish their assessment skills, through the learning experiences that they will encounter within this curriculum.” For more information about the nursing program or to apply, visit www.ottawa.edu/hc.