Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Master's degree
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
Nursing Science - Master's degree
Public Health/Community Nursing - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN Completion Program was designed for Registered Nurses who have an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing to complete a BSN in a challenging, flexible program of study that accommodates nurses' typical work schedules. The program is designed to sharpen critical thinking skills and strengthen conceptual and theoretical nursing knowledge. Emphasis is placed on increasing professional autonomy and empowerment. The program provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing.
The RN-BSN Completion Program recognizes the diverse educational backgrounds of nurses who wish to complete the BSN degree. Nurses returning to school receive credit for prior nursing education through the associate degree or diploma curriculum.
Options are available for traditional classroom or Online Delivery.
The classroom learning program is offered one day per week by teleconferencing at three campuses: Wright State University Campus in Dayton, Lake Campus in Celina, and Miami Valley Hospital. This IVDL (Interactive Video Distance Learning) Classroom option allows both audio and video interaction with fellow classmates and faculty at the three sites. The structure of having all classes offered on the same day of the week throughout the program allows students to plan work schedules in advance.
The Online option allows students the flexibility of taking nursing courses any time or any place with the aid of a computer and Internet access. The interactive program incorporates multimedia, graphics, online discussion groups, case studies, and group work with virtual classmates and guest experts.
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Wright State University is four academic years in length and prepares professional graduates who are eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares students for many diverse and dynamic career paths in a variety of health care settings. The American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing and other nursing organizations strongly support baccalaureate education as the entry point for professional nursing.
MSN Program Details
The Graduate Program prepares advanced practice nurses in a variety of specialty areas. The program reflects the faculty's commitment to providing graduate education that is challenging and relevant to today's changing healthcare environment.
-Clinical Nurse Specialist
-Health Care Administration
-The Clinical Nurse Leader
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health has developed a new pathway in the BSN program to help address the shortage of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level and the need to increase diversity in the nursing profession. We are offering an accelerated BSN program for individuals who already have a prior baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing who want to enter the nursing workforce.
BEACON, an acronym for Baccalaureate Education Accelerates Career Opportunities in Nursing, is a post-baccalaureate entry into practice program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
Wright State University College of Nursing and Health, in conjunction with the University of Toledo College of Nursing, offer a joint, online, post-master’s DNP program. This degree gives nurses the chance to change the face of nursing practice and healthcare delivery while advancing their education in the practical application of nursing knowledge.
We currently offer a part-time program of study. The 54 quarter hour / 36 semester hour curriculum includes eleven courses focusing on nursing knowledge and practice. In accordance with AACN recommendations for 1000 academically supervised post-BSN clinical hours to earn a DNP degree, 520 hours of academically supervised advanced clinical practice are included in the program. All students will be required to document their previous graduate level clinical hours. Individualized programs of study will be developed to assure compliance with the 1000 hour minimum requirement.
Course descriptions are presented on the associated link on the toolbar to the left. Course assignments emphasize skill development and the operational use of knowledge in complex practice settings including:
-population-based intervention (assessing target populations, writing proposals)
-marketing and entrepreneurship (marketing strategies, financial analysis, resource development)
-systems and organizations (organizational assessment, healthcare financing & management)
-quality management and performance improvement (performance benchmarks & tools)
-evidence-based practice (appraising evidence, intervention design, evaluation of outcomes, dissemination through written, verbal and online presentations)
-information management and technology (databases, patient care technology, workflow analysis)