Are you currently a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to enhance your nursing knowledge or to expand your employment opportunities? If so then BYU-Idaho's RN to BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) program was designed to help you achieve those goals.
The RN to BSN program is available all semesters and generally takes three to six consecutive semesters to complete. The courses may be taken online, on campus or through Distance Education.
Graduates of the RN to BSN program will learn and exemplify the nursing philosophy:
Demonstrate accountability and indepenedence for designing and administering nursing care.
Assume increasing responsibility for personal and professional stewardship goals.
Administer, direct, manage and coordinate holistic nursing care for individuals, families and communities.
Apply knowledge and understanding of self and community by pursuing further education.
Utilize, conduce and evaluate nursing research.
Be prepared to accept roles within professional nursing organizations
Apply knowledge and understanding of self by utilizing critical thinking.
Recognize initiate and develop caring attitutdes and relationships.
Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.
What are the courses like?
BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.
Where do I begin?
Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.