Capella has responded to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommendation that health care organizations increase their bachelor's prepared RN staff to 80% by 2020* with this RN to BSN completion specialization. Designed for licensed registered nurses who hold associate's degrees, this online BSN degree builds on what you already know and provides the bachelor's level knowledge, skills, and decision-making proficiencies needed in today's more complex health care environment.
Earn your bachelor's degree online with a flexible program that incorporates the standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited** by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You'll be prepared to fill a fast-growing void in the job market while providing the highest level of care to your patients.
Save Thousands on Your Master's with a Combined Degree Option
With Capella's RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option, you can start building for your future by completing master's-level credit as your earn your online bachelor's degree. Finish both your BSN and MSN in just over 3 years — while saving thousands in tuition costs.
* Time to completion varies based on course load and transfer credit amounts.
With your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capella, you'll have the ability to conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations. You'll also learn to incorporate safety and quality practices and evidence-based practice interventions as well as understand the scope and role of policy, finance and regulatory environments. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing include registered nurse, home health nurse, community health nurse, school nurse, industrial health nurse, case management nurse, or licensed practical nurse (LPN) instructor. Potential workplaces include: hospital, long-term care facility, home health agency, school, public health clinic, or government agency.
To learn more, call 1.877.295.6782, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.
* Institute of Medicine. (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
**The BSN degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.