Bachelors (RN to BSN) in Nursing

Overview

George Fox offers a 24 semester credit RN to BSN degree completion program that is designed for registered nurses who wish to enhance their resumes, further their education and advance their careers as leaders in the profession.

Program Delivery Formats

RN to BSN courses are taught in hybrid format. Classes include a face-to-face seminar one Saturday each month with all other coursework completed online. The Saturday seminars will take place in Salem, Oregon. Students contribute life and nursing experiences in a cooperative learning environment. Simulations, discussions, team projects, reading, research, and writing on selected topics are used to enhance learning. Course projects are designed for application within clinical practice. The final course includes a capstone practicum that integrates theory and concepts from the RN to BSN curriculum in a healthcare setting.

Course Requirements

  • Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C in all courses taken for the major.
  • Documentation of RN licensure will be submitted as part of the coursework for RBSN 310 and may be awarded 32 semester credits for prior learning.
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Major Requirements

Complete the following:

This course is for registered nurses who are returning to school to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Introduces definitions, historical background and status of nursing as a profession and as a discipline of applied science. Incorporates concepts of caring, evidence based practice, ethics, cultural and spiritual care, leadership/professional nursing roles and Christian faith and thought.
Prepares registered nurses to leverage their voice for patient advocacy at the organizational, local, national and global levels. Explores healthcare policy, organization and finance and defines the role of the professional nurse in influencing and advocating for individuals, families and communities in healthcare delivery and healthcare policy formation. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing
This course is for registered nurses to expand on previous knowledge of Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Involves learning how to interpret quantitative and qualitative research and practicing the steps in appraising scientific evidence: design, sampling, data collection, data quality, and analysis. Students engage in the practical application of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations, planning and implementing practice changes, evaluating the outcomes, and identifying additional gaps in the nursing knowledge. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing
This course addresses population focused health promotion, and disease and injury prevention based on social determinants of health at the local, national and global levels. Provides practical application of evidence-based health promotion, incorporating information technology, inter-professional collaboration, population-focused advocacy partnerships, and the caring role of the professional registered nurse to improve population health. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing & RBSN 320 Policy, Power, and Voice
Provides opportunities for the registered nurse to apply theory and concepts of effective leadership and management in order to promote a healthy work environment with positive patient outcomes. Highlights differences between leadership and management and prepares the learner to assume both roles through effective communication, delegation and inter-professional collaboration. Prerequisite: All RBSN 300 level courses
Learners use knowledge from previous courses to address current issues and trends in healthcare and the nursing profession. Topics include professional development, inter-professional collaboration, informatics, patient safety/quality improvement, failure to rescue, global health, genetics/genomics, diversity and patient centered care. Prerequisite: RBSN 340 Population Health & RBSN 420 Nursing Leadership & Management
Capstone practicum that integrates theory and concepts from the RN to BSN curriculum in a healthcare setting. This practical application allows students to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes, integration of faith, compassionate care and excellence in nursing practice. Prerequisite: RBSN 340 Population Health & RBSN 420 Nursing Leadership & Management