Founding Director, RN to B.S. in Nursing Program: Dr. Connie Perkins
The RN to B.S. in Nursing program at St. Bonaventure University is an innovative way for Registered Nurses (RNs) to achieve their goal of becoming baccalaureate prepared. The program features a hybrid approach to upper division education where students will experience both faceto-face and online offerings. In partnering with community leaders in healthcare, nursing faculty provide nursing lectures where RNs work as well as through distance technology. Students will build upon essential nursing skills such as leadership, professionalism, collaborative care, and quality care while also learning about themselves as they work to become more emotionally intelligent providers. The faculty of the RN to B.S. in Nursing program also work to introduce technologically advanced concepts to students to build consumers of the future.
Acceptance to St. Bonaventure’s RN to B.S. in Nursing program requires:
- an unencumbered RN license and current registration in the state to which you want your clinical completion hours to apply;
- an associate degree or diploma degree in nursing from a registered and accredited nursing program in New York state, or from an institution nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA);
- that you practiced nursing within the past five years, or that you graduated from an associate degree or diploma nursing program within the past five years.
Overall program goals:
- Apply technology and evidence-based practice to provide safe, quality client care to diverse populations.
- Demonstrate self-awareness, self-management, integrity, and a sense of ethical responsibility to the future of nursing.
- Engage in therapeutic and respectful communication while collaborating on healthcare teams to enhance patient satisfaction and health promotion.
- Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership activities while assessing healthcare policy and financial influences.
|Nursing Major Requirements||27|
|General Education Requirements||37|
Students must complete one course with diversity (D) coding and one writing intensive course (W). These courses do not need to be additional courses, but are fulfilled by taking the required nursing major requirements.
Students should select courses and sequence in close consultation with the academic advisor.
|General Electives||6||General Electives||6|
|Total Credits 60|