University of New England
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Portland, Maine 04103
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Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Baccalaureate Completion Program (RN-BSN) is an upper-level, transfer program in professional nursing designed to support working registered nurses who currently have a diploma or associate degree in attaining their baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The baccalaureate-level nursing courses are held one day a week to make scheduling easier for the working nurse. Many students have found that the ability to continue employment in their chosen profession while enrolled in the BSN program enhances the learning experience and helps to offset the cost of education.
The program represents an opportunity for RN students to broaden and enhance current knowledge and skills, acquire new knowledge in the theory and practice of nursing, increase career opportunities, and provide the credentials necessary for graduate education.
The program provides the student with both classroom and experiential learning opportunities and includes a balance between professional study and study in the arts and sciences. In keeping with the UNE philosophy of general education, which values ideas as well as skills, the BSN student is exposed to different ways of knowing through study of the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.
BSN Program Details
This exciting 4-year program begins with students engaged during the first four semesters in building a foundation of knowledge in science and humanities while being introduced to related health professional disciplines. The students begin their academic career on the Biddeford campus, which will allow them opportunities to enjoy a full undergraduate experience including clubs, seminars, sports, and intercollegiate activities.
The last four semesters are delivered on the Portland campus where students are immersed in nursing course work and clinical experiences. These educational opportunities emphasize holistic approaches to clinical reasoning, health and human functioning, healing, care and therapeutics, person and environment, and health care resources. Nursing skill laboratories combined with human patient simulation and clinical experiences occur in a variety of hospitals and community-based settings.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The A-BSN program will consist of five semesters including Summer sessions. The program is designed for students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) and have completed the required prerequisites for the A-BSN program (see below). Students must also meet additional requirements for admission to the University of New England. Students are NCLEX eligible at the completion of the program.