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What are the Goals of an RN to BSN Program?

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Are you an RN that is considering furthering your education in nursing? There are many advantages to enrolling in an RN to BSN program, and there are a multitude of goals that you can reach if you earn this degree. Continue reading to find out more about the goals of an RN-BSN program.

Become Knowledgeable in a Variety of Topics

The clinical and healthcare principles you learn in a BSN program include:

  • Family-centered health promotion issues
  • Methods of taking health history, documentation, physical examinations and screenings
  • Applied statistics for healthcare, including analysis of variance, regression, sampling methods and more
  • Critical review of research studies and their applications to clinical practice
  • Nursing leadership and development
  • The impact of societal and profession forces on healthcare

Demonstrate Mastery of Concepts

An RN to BSN program takes a main focus on certain areas of nursing, such as clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, collaboration and leadership. Also as a student in the program, you will learn effective means of communication with faculty, other students and patients.

Some of the tools you will walk away from this program with are information management, leadership development, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, nursing management and disease prevention. The concepts in a BSN program will help you as you go through experiential learning and indirect practice immersion experiences.

Prepare to Excel in Your Career

With a BSN degree, there will be more doors opened to you. The knowledge that you gain through this program will set you up to become a leader in the nursing profession, and the doors that will be opened are those of the top nursing positions. By having your BSN, you can qualify for positions such as nurse manager, division nurse leader or director of nursing for a facility or patient educator. Not only will these positions be available to you, but you will also have more flexibility to work in different settings such as hospitals, ambulatory care centers, case management, private homes and public health.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions advances critical thinking, professionalism, accountability and ethical decision-making by applying science, health and nursing theories, along with a foundation of Christian values. For more information about our programs, visit us at our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

Written by Adriana Carda, a junior earning a psychology degree at GCU.