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Nursing RN to BSN

Form of education:Part-time Languages: english Duration:
Foreign:$ 425 / 1 Whole program  
StudyQA ranking:2491

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Description

Nurses with BSN degrees typically earn higher salaries than ADN or diploma nurses and have additional opportunities to assume leadership roles in community and health care institutions.

This program, designed for associate degree and diploma RNs who want to further their education, provides a balanced, contemporary perspective of the issues in health care. Most nurses receive tuition reimbursement through their employer and classes are scheduled in the evenings or held online (or a mixture of classroom and online) – all to accommodate the busy lives of working nurses. Talk to our advisor for more information.

You will build on prior nursing education and be equipped with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in many of the new expanding fields of nursing. You will be prepared to lead health-care teams, coordinate and plan nursing care for a variety of clients, collaborate with other health professionals, and make confident, independent decisions.

As a BSN graduate, you will be prepared to assume leadership roles for coordinating and planning nursing care. Job opportunities are fast-growing and diverse. The baccalaureate nursing program also serves as the foundation for graduate nursing studies. This program is fully accredited by NLNAC.

The Ferris BSN degree equips you with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in many of the new and expanding fields of nursing. It increases your understanding of illness prevention, health promotion and maintenance, counseling and education and rehabilitative services as they apply to a wide range of patient populations and health care delivery settings.
You will acquire the skills and the self-assurance that will qualify you for diverse career opportunities when you graduate. You'll be prepared to lead health care teams, coordinate and plan nursing care for a variety of clients, collaborate with other health professionals, and make confident, independent decisions.
Nurses with BSN degrees typically earn higher salaries than ADN or diploma nurses with the additional opportunities to assume leadership roles in community and health care institutions. The BSN degree also provides the foundation for graduate nursing programs. Advanced practice nurses with education beyond the BSN can earn salaries ranging from $70,000 to $112,000 per year, depending on the specialty and location of employment.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June ; November Tuition fee
  • USD 425 Module (International)

*tuition fee per credit hour

Start date January,August 2015 Credits 120
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Required Courses/Credit Hours

Scientific Understanding Coursework from RN program (Anatomy & Physiology with lab, etc.) 7

  • CCHS 101 Orientation-Health Care
  • CCHS 102 Safety Issues-Health Care
  • CCHS 315 Epidemiology - Statistics

Choose One:

  • COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication Or
  • COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking Or
  • COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making Or

Other foundation Communication Course

  • ENGL 150 English 1
  • ENGL 250 English 2
  • ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 EHSM 315
  • *Electives: Social Awareness Category
  • *Electives Cultural Enrichment Category
  • MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra * Or
  • MATH 117 Contemporary Mathematics *
  • NURS 320 RN to BSN Skills Acquisition
  • NURS 324 Transition Profess Nursing
  • NURS 310 Population Based Health Prom
  • NURS 340 Community Nursing
  • NURS 350 Research in Nursing
  • NURS 440 Leadership in Nursing
  • NURS 450 Nursing Capstone
  • NURS 495 Sr Capstone Leadersh Practicum

Choose one NURS elective:

  • NURS 300 Pathophysiology Nurs Practice
  • NURS 314 Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 315 End of Life Nursing Care
  • NURS 316 Transcultural Nursing
  • NURS 317 Spirituality in Nursing Care
  • NURS 318 Advanced Health Assess
  • NURS 319 Disaster Nur-Emergency Prepare

Total Program Credits required (minimum)120

Note: A grade C or better is required in all NURS courses. * MATH 115 or MATH 117 requirement may also be met with an ACT Math subscore of 24 or higher.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

Requirements

  • Must have cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • RN License
  • C or better grade in ENGL 150 & 250
  • C or better grade in 7-8 credits of science with one course having a lab
  • C or better grade in at least MATH 110

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Ferris State University.

Funding

Ferris Statewide Endowed Scholarship: All students enrolled in an off-campus, site–based, undergraduate program for at least six credit hours are eligible to apply.

Ferris Statewide Freshman Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 25 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

Ferris Statewide Adult Learner Life Changing Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to the first 25 newly admitted students who meet the scholarship criteria and submit all application materials.

Ferris Statewide Transfer Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 75 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

The Roberta Teahen Scholarship: Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be admitted to and enrolled at a Ferris State University Statewide (off-campus) location for at least 5 credit hours.

Ferris/GRCC Assist Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled with both Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Digital Animation and Game Design Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Animation and Game Design, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Digital Media Software Engineering Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Media Software Engineering, to to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Grand Rapids Endowed Scholarship Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student admitted to any Grand Rapids program, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Industrial Technology & Management Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Industrial Technology and Management, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Molecular Diagnostics Annual Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Molecular Diagnostics and attending classes at the Grand Rapids campus, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Alumni Board Scholarship: The College of Education and Human Services Alumni Board annually offers four scholarshipsfor which students apply. Members of the Alumni Board evaluate student applications on the basis of their academic records, leadership potential, service to Ferris State University, and written essays.

Millard J. and Ida Quinlan Scholarship: Mr. Millard Quinlan and his sister, Ida, were Michigan teachers for over thirty years. In recognition of their excellence in teaching, the Quinlan Scholarship funds up to 25% of tuition and other educational related expenses to academically successful students from Luce, Mackinaw, and Chippewa Counties.

Scott D. Whitener Memorial, Dean’s Excellence in Education Scholarship: Dr. Whitener, the former Dean of the College of Education, was known throughout Michigan for his commitment to students, innovation, and excellence. He was very active and engaged throughout his career to ensure that Ferris State University students succeed. This scholarship honors the late Dr. Whitener and supports students who demonstrate achievement and leadership.

Accreditation

Ferris offers select programs in an online format so you can move ahead without moving all over town. We offer many certificates as well as bachelor degree-completion programs and master's degree programs.

In addition to our many programs which can be completed fully online, we also have some programs which have the added feature of some face to face instruction. Our Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration degree, Technical Education (Pro-Mo-Ted), and Master's degree in Business Administration all provide the opportunity to have the best of both worlds...a majority of the coursework online, blended with some face-to-face traditional classroom time, to give you an opportunity to meet others in your program and get to know your faculty instructors!

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