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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses is available in an accelerated format. The track embraces online technology and once-a-week seminars which provide face-to-face interaction with faculty. The RN to BSN Program consists of 49 credits. To complete the Baccalaureate Degree a student must fulfill the core, support, and upper division nursing courses. A minimum of 121 credits is required to complete the degree.
American Holistic Nurse's Certification Corporation endorses Eastern's professional preparation of holistic nurses. This enables students from the program to sit for the Holistic Nursing Certification exam after graduation. The curriculum, designed for the adult learner, foster the development of nursing leadership and management skills, ease with information technology, advanced physical assessment skills, knowledge of health promotion and the care of individuals, families, and communities. Research and evidence-based practice content prepares the graduate for professional nursing practice in a variety of settings as the health care system continues to change. As the students earn their degree, they can complete two nationally recognized certificates. The Nurse Manager Certificate is offered by Sigma Theta Tau, International and completed in Nursing 402:Leadership in Nursing Practice. Beginning in the Fall 2009 newly admitted RN to BSN students will graduate with a End-of-Life Trained Certificate of Completion awarded by the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC).
Through the 16 courses in the RN to BSN Program, RNs increase their opportunities for advancement, strengthen leadership and interpersonal skills, acquire computer literacy, ethical decision-making, and communication skills. Clinical rotations are independent, and students have the opportunity to select a 40-hour clinical practicum experience based on their own personal and professional goals.
BSN Program Details
In today’s rapidly evolving global environment, the ability to apply knowledge and skills from information systems and computer technology is essential. Eastern's BSN program examines the technological issues in nursing practice, education, and research through the Healthcare Informatics course.
The Healthcare Informatics course examines technology and its impact upon nursing and the healthcare industry. Students explore how computers are utilized in education, practice, administration, and research. As part of the course, students learn about:
computerized literature searches
electronic presentation software
Students have the option to purchase a laptop computer at the beginning of the RN to BSN to utilize throughout the curriculum.
In addition, all the nursing programs at Eastern are technologically enhanced to provide BSN students opportunities to hone their computer skills throughout the nursing curriculum. To facilitate the process, several nursing courses are offered online through the Blackboard Learning System (student password required). This system provides the BSN student access to syllabi, course documents, forms, and group discussions between students and faculty.