Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
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Nursing Programs OfferedRN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Nursing Program at Eastern Illinois University is committed to offering superior, flexible, and accessible undergraduate education for registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in nursing. Guided by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, students build upon existing knowledge and experience to expand their use of nursing knowledge, values, theory, and research to form excellent evidence-based, safe, and holistic nursing practice. Through active, applied learning experiences, students integrate knowledge gained from general and liberal studies, the sciences, and nursing, to think critically and make ethical and reasoned clinical decisions. The program prepares students to provide care to meet the complex health care needs of individuals, groups, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan and in a variety of healthcare environments. A student-centered academic environment encourages the development of accountability and responsibility for life- long learning and professional development. Nursing students will communicate clearly to enhance professional interactions, collaboration, coordination and management of care, and development of leadership roles in an evolving health care system.
The goals of the RN to BSN Program are to:
-Prepare professional nurses to provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
-Use general and liberal education courses and nursing knowledge to support clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice and evaluative nursing practice.
-Expand the skills of nurses to include participation as a collaborative member of the health care team, a manager, leader and coordinator of care, and one who participates in professional activities.
-Foster accountability and responsibility for professional development and life- long learning.
-Advance the development of an ethical value system for informed nursing practice.
-Provide a framework by which nurses can serve clients in a variety of settings with diverse needs.
-Support communication with clients, nursing colleagues, and other members of the health care team.
-Foster the use of knowledge and research to form an inquiry-based practice.