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RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

What You'll Learn

At Capella, we give you the tools, knowledge and support to help you measure and maximize your degree outcomes.

Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

Use this one-of-a-kind tool to know where you stand after each assignment and see where you might need extra help in your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
  • Incorporate concepts of patient safety, clinical management, and quality improvement to improve patient outcomes.
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (e.g., information systems, patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients promoting health across the lifespan.
  • Understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual and population outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
  • Apply knowledge of organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro and macro) as appropriate for the scope and role of one's own practice.
  • Apply and incorporate a basic understanding of the concepts of health promotion and disease as a means of improving health at the individual, population, and community level.
  • Incorporate a holistic, caring, culturally appropriate nursing approach that contributes to the wellness and the health of individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
  • Incorporate the qualities, skills, behaviors, and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate, practice high quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and provide leadership in improving care.
  • Integrate a holistic approach to local, regional, national, and global dynamics in nursing and health care system delivery.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN Degree Program Online | Degree Outcomes - Capella University

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