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Price: $350 per credit (part-time)
Duration: on average 2-2.5 years
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August, October, January, March
Location: Online
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Achieve your BSN

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transfer credits
may be accepted by Webster University for lower-division credit hours
experience in providing RNs with a high-quality BSN

Program Overview

The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program is designed for the registered nurse who wishes to advance his or her knowledge in nursing, the sciences, and the liberal arts. The program helps the registered nurse develop analytic and communication skills for professional excellence.

The BSN curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the student, the profession, the client, the family, groups, and the community. There is a strong emphasis on the nurse’s professional development, the needs and future of the profession, and the broad, accountable nursing role that is needed and expected by today’s health care consumer. Faculty expertise, a variety of teaching strategies, and learning environments are used to meet program and student goals.

Program Outline

The RN-BSN program focuses on personal development, the needs and future of the profession and the broad, accountable nursing role that is needed and expected by today's health care consumer.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in nursing practice.
  • Apply leadership skills to promote a culture of quality care and patient safety.
  • Discuss research and evidence as it applies to professional nursing practice.
  • Describe the role of information technology in professional nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact of health policy, finance, social, political, and regulatory processes on the healthcare system.
  • Advocate for the client’s needs in a diverse, global environment.
  • Collaborate with clients and other healthcare professionals to promote quality care.
  • Apply principles of health promotion and prevention to individuals, families, and populations.
Required Courses
  • Concepts of Professional Nursing | NURS 3010 | (3 credits)
  • Lifespan Health Assessment for RNs | NURS 3020 | (3 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses | NURS 3270 (3 credits)
  • Health Promotion and Education | NURS 3410 | (3 credits)
  • Interprofessional Collaboration | NURS 4110 | (3 credits)
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership | NURS 4240 | (3 credits)
  • Population Health: Clinical Prevention with Families and Communities | NURS 4250 | (3 credits)
  • Population Health Practicum | NURS 4255 | (2 credits)
  • Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments | NURS 4410 | (3 credits)
  • Capstone Portfolio | NURS 4800 | (1 credit)
  • Global Keystone Seminar (3 credits)
Other Course Requirements

All registered nurse (RN) applicants must successfully establish college credit hours in the following areas:

  • English (3 hours)
  • General Psychology (3 hours)
  • General Sociology (3 hours)
  • Physical and Natural World Sciences (PNW) (8 hours)
  • Quantitative Literacy (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Second language study or arts appreciation (3 hours)
Degree Requirements