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RN to BSN Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 16 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Tuition: $9,840

Overview

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program gives you the clinical reasoning and leadership skills to thrive in the evolving health care sector. With BSN-prepared nurses in demand more than ever before, our experienced faculty prepares graduates to think differently about their roles in patient care.

Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to give you a fine-tuned understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery. In this program, you will learn leadership and advocacy skills, how to apply evidence-based research, and a foundation for systems-thinking and quality improvement processes.

Courses

In order to earn the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including seven nursing core courses (21 credit hours), two electives (6 credit hours) and a 3-hour capstone course. All courses are 7.5 weeks in length.

To see the full list of our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program must be fully admitted to Eastern Michigan University, must hold a minimum grade-point average of 2.5, and must hold a valid license as a registered nurse.

To learn more about our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program is $9,840. There is a $35 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost. Tuition is the same affordable cost for students living inside or outside Michigan, and is paid by the course.

To learn more about our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With 6 start dates each year, the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation and fees, registering for classes and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the RN to BSN online, the curriculum is comprised of seven core courses covering 21 credit hours, two electives covering 6 credit hours, and one 3-hour capstone course.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will acquire practices, habits of mind, strategies and technological skills needed to successfully complete the writing requirements of the RN to BSN program. The course will focus on academic reading and writing strategies, different parts of the writing process, ethics of communication, and important aspects of writing in nursing.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will build on the RN's skills to obtain a patient history, and perform a health and physical examination across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on interviewing patients, hands on physical assessment, documentation and developing appropriate nursing diagnoses.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is the first in a sequence of three courses. The course introduces the foundational elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This second of a three-course sequence builds knowledge of essential elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to support the licensed registered nurse’s examination of nursing research as it relates to nursing practice. Nursing research literature and the importance of evidence-based nursing practice will be examined. Ethical issues involved in nursing research, adequacy of existing research and application of nursing research will be explored.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course builds on current knowledge of the licensed registered nurse and applies the concepts and principles from nursing and public health sciences. Approaches to health concerns include levels of prevention, health promotion, injury prevention, interdisciplinary practice, case finding, case coordination, ethical decision-making, community referrals, and cultural practices.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This third of a three-course sequence builds knowledge of essential elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Students must take two of the following courses:

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to assist students in preparing a podium or poster presentation for professional presentation. This class will take the student from the point of writing an abstract, preparing an outline to formulating a podium or poster presentation for a variety of forums.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on health issues of men across the lifespan. Biological, sociocultural, and environmental influences on men's health will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing and developing health promotion and disease prevention strategies for men.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of quality improvement in nursing care to students. General principles of quality improvement with exposure to several quality improvement models with be explored. Students will also be allowed to explore quality improvement initiatives within a healthcare facility.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores contemporary issues in global health. Topics include health care systems, measurement and indicators of health status, emerging health problems in different countries, comparisons between developed and developing countries, and bioethics in international healthcare. Students will broaden and deepen their understanding of issues of healthcare across the globe.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Despite medical advances, racial and ethnic disparities persist along all points of the health continuum. As the United States continues to diversify, it is extremely important that we begin to address racial and ethnic inequities in health and understand the multiple pathways by which race and ethnicity affect health outcomes.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course students will acquire knowledge and skills to apply in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Students will explore multiple determinants of heath including internal, social, physical, and global. Students will examine interventions based on evidence related to selected environments of care.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the critical thinking and actions of evidence-based practice in nursing. Various means to access, evaluate and use evidence in nursing and health care are practiced. In addition to class discussions, students participate in web-based learning activities, independently exploring evidence-based guidelines in their areas of choice.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This foundational course is an examination of issues in natural and man-made disasters and bioterror events that impact the delivery of healthcare at local, state and national levels and the strategies necessary for preparedness, mitigation, response and evaluation in community environments. The course is designed to meet the knowledge needs and care performed by pre-professional and professional healthcare providers; the lay public is also invited to join the course.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Experimental courses or special topics in nursing may be offered.

Students must take the following course:

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Through experiential learning, this course requires the student to apply course concepts learned across the program within a population-focused context. Applied course concepts include understanding nursing roles, professionalism, regulatory policy, evidence-based practice, management and leadership, and population health. Coordinated with a preceptor and evaluated by faculty, the student practice experience shall facilitate the transition of nursing practice competencies to the BSN level of proficiency.

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the RN to BSN online program, along with information on required documentation.

RN to BSN Online Admission Requirements

  • Full admission to Eastern Michigan University
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Valid RN license

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Office of Admissions
Eastern Michigan University
P.O. Box 921
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Documentation can be sent via email to: transcripts_admissions@emich.edu.

Have a question? Call us at 844-351-9389.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an RN to BSN online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
RN to BSN $328 $984 $9,840
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Calendar

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall I September 7, 2017 August 17, 2017 August 24, 2017 September 4, 2017 September 5, 2017
Fall II October 24, 2017 October 3, 2017 October 10, 2017 October 19, 2017 October 20, 2017
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