A Nursing Bachelor's Degree (RN to BSN) Built for the Next Generation of RNs
The online RN to BSN program at William University is intended for licensed nurses who want to further their professions by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. William’s online degree fulfills the particular requirements of seasoned healthcare workers, with a bachelor’s degree increasingly being the benchmark for development in nursing.
Graduates of the RN to BSN program are prepared to become highly skilled practitioners, medical leaders, and academics who are devoted to providing human care in a diverse environment and who are anchored in a spirit of inquiry. A bachelor’s degree in nursing may be pursued with flexibility and without upsetting a profession thanks to the totally online degree style. Although the program is designed to be completed in 9-12 months, students may be able to accelerate their learning and complete the program in as little as 6 months.
William University allows you to take control of your studies. Our self-paced program allow more dedicated students to move at a faster pace. If your career or personal life becomes a bit much, you have the option to slow down to a pace you can better manage.
Students transfer up to 90 credits
Students from an accredited RN associate’s degree program will automatically receive 90 semester credits. This leaves 30 semester credits, or 10 courses, to complete the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
COURSES & COMPETENCIES
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses
BSN 400 – Issues and Trends in NursingStudents are introduced to their new position as scholar-practitioners of nursing. They look at how the American healthcare delivery system has changed, how critical information technology is, and what steps might be taken to improve patient care regarding quality, safety, and health outcomes. Students consider essential concerns and developments in modern nursing and healthcare practice, as well as the role of economic, ethical, legal, and political factors and their effects on professional ideals. Through weekly conversations and assignments, students examine and share their experiences in the context of current nursing concerns, such as the nurse shortage, workforce difficulties, healthcare financing, professional organizations, and diversity. In addition to the problems at work, they are required to investigate and suggest solutions for these nursing-related problems. The RN/BSN program’s first nursing course teaches students how to use William University’s resources to improve their writing abilities. Additionally, the tools necessary for success at WU are introduced to the students.
BSN 405 – Health AssessmentThis course provides students with the chance to acquire the information and skills necessary to gather data for assessing the health condition of individuals. They are taught the physical examination skills of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, which are used to evaluate central bodily systems throughout the lifespan. They receive hands-on experience with interviewing strategies and communication skills for obtaining patient histories and discuss clinical assessment’s psychological, social, and cultural components. In addition, students study the incorporation of data to drive nursing practice and ethical standards. Utilizing interactive simulations, students apply knowledge and demonstrate comprehension of health assessment procedures.
BSN 410 – Nursing LeadershipThis course examines the professional nurse’s coordination role within health care delivery using a systems perspective and critical thinking techniques. The course examines contemporary management, leadership, and change theories and relates them to nursing practice. Focuses on synthesizing this knowledge to produce novel and creative nursing practice approaches. The course applies theoretical and empirical leadership concepts through supervised experiences gathered in local healthcare organizations.
BSN 415 – Healthcare Information Technology for NursesNursing informatics supports nursing practice in education, administration, research, patient safety, quality outcomes, core standards, and outcomes responsive to nurses. This course focuses on the meaningful use of information technology in the delivery of nursing services, including the collection, storage, retrieval, and communication of data; information system safeguards; ethical and legal issues; and information management to promote patient safety and care quality.
BSN 420 – Evidence Based Decision-Making for NursesThis course introduces evidence-based decision-making to provide the highest quality treatment to healthcare customers. The EBP Process is explained with a focus on critically evaluating selected research designs and methods to acquire the information and skills necessary to build best nursing practices. The course integrates ethical issues for the implementation of evidence into practice, including the treatment of human subjects in the conduct of research.
BSN 425 – Healthcare Advocacy & PromotionThe advancement of health in the United States depends on the lobbying efforts of nurses. In this course, students study the influence of advocacy in politics, legislation, and professional organizations. Students learn how contemporary concerns, processes, policies, and environments influence advocacy.They analyze access, fairness, affordability, and social justice issues in healthcare policy. Students study healthcare policy by utilizing research in addition to legislative, regulatory, and financial processes to improve the quality and safety of nursing practice within the healthcare system. This course equips students with the information and skills necessary to advocate for vulnerable groups, advance social justice, and effect good social change.
BSN 430 – Healthcare Policy and IssuesThis course examines the healthcare policymaking process, the impact of healthcare policy on healthcare and broader social policy, the impact of political and economic forces on healthcare policy, and the need for health services organizations to engage in strategic government relations to influence policy. The course examines the historical evolution of U.S. healthcare policies, contemporary U.S. policy concerns and difficulties, the function of government relations within the health services organization, and how healthcare organizations deal with these governmental associations.
BSN 435 – Public Health NursingThis course introduces registered nurses to community health principles using a population-focused nursing methodology. Topics include preventive disease levels, epidemiological concepts, community assessment, environmental health, disaster preparedness, professional nursing responsibilities, and interprofessional collaboration in various community contexts. In particular community settings, the focus is on health promotion, risk reduction, and illness management across the lifetime.
BSN 440 – Influencing Quality in NursingThe standard for nurses is evidence-based practice. This course teaches students, as scholar-practitioners, how to use evidence in clinical decision-making to maintain a safe healthcare environment. Students apply course ideas by identifying a contemporary problem in nursing practice, synthesizing, and evaluating literature, and identifying practice adjustments. Students consider clinical guidelines and nurse-sensitive indicators in designing quality and safety initiatives. Students use quality improvement models to promote practice changes.
BSN 499 – Capstone for BSN StudentsThis practicum course will expand on the concepts and information acquired in previous nursing courses, allowing students to apply theories and concepts related to nursing leadership, nursing research, and care administration. A clinical internship will improve these abilities. Students will either develop or propose a quality improvement initiative for their workplace.
RN to BSN Degree Program (The Bachelor of Science in Nursing):
To be considered for this program, you must:
- Be a member of the International Alliance of Business Professionals (non-members may apply for admission, but will only be accepted upon membership being granted by the IABP).
- Possess an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited Institution.
- Possess an active, unencumbered RN license:
– In your state of residence, or
– In your state of employment