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The Redesigned RN-BSN Program

Program Description

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Wright State’s RN-BSN Online Completion Program is designed for busy working nurses just like you.

  • EARN your BSN at your own pace, online, anytime day or night
  • LEARN with individual attention from faculty devoted to your success
  • STAND OUT with a BSN that builds superior nursing knowledge and skills.

Offered by the region’s most recognized and trusted provider of nursing education, Wright State’s program:

  • is taught by real faculty who actually know you and your nursing experience.
  • offers a superior online delivery and technical support allowing you to spend time learning rather than on technology.
  • is fully aligned with AACN BSN Essentials and informed by QSEN principles
  • provides outstanding value and competitive tuition.
  • can be completed in as little as 15 months.
  • requires 30 program credit hours.
View our program video and preview Wright State’s easy-to-use online classes.

Admission

The College of Nursing and Health invites all RNs interested in a challenging, flexible program of study to submit an application. 

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Criteria  

Apply

All students who are interested in completing the RN-BSN program should apply through the Wright State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants should indicate their desired major (RN-BSN) on their application. The university requires a $30 application fee and submission of your official transcripts.

Curriculum

Listed is a brief description of each core nursing course required to complete the RN-BSN Completion Program.

For a full list of classes required to complete the RN-BSN program, click here: Program of Study(PDF)

NUR 4800 (NUR 4801 if not yet licensed)

Course Title: Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Synthesis of concepts, theories, processes, issues of informatics, and models to facilitate transition into professional nursing.
Prerequisites: ENG 1100, ENG 2100, PSY 1010 and HLTH 3400
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in CONH

NUR 3100

Course Title: Concepts of Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Focuses on physiologic change, clinical manifestations and diagnostic criteria in a variety of disease processes across the life span that are fundamental to the development of critical reasoning and planning of nursing care.
Prerequisites: ENG 1100, ENG 2100, PSY 1010 and HLTH 3400
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in CONH

NUR 3300 

Course Title: Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice (Integrated Writing "IW" course)
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Introduction to the research process and evidenced based practice. Emphasizes the critical appraisal of current evidence that guides professional nursing practice. This is an integrated writing course.
Prerequisites: ENG 1100, ENG 2100, PSY 1010, HLTH 3400 and STT 1600
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in CONH

NUR 4810

Course Title: Nursing Care in a Genomics Era
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Foundation course in genomics and determinants of health that explores essential competencies for professional nurses to improve clients’ health and increase their longevity. Emphasizes health and wellness in context of human diversity for individuals and families. Implications for best practices associated with genomic information including ethics and counseling are highlighted.
Prerequisites: NUR 3100, NUR 3300 and NUR 4800 (or 4801)
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4830 

Course Title:  Holistic Nursing Practice Using Complementary & Alternative Therapies (Integrated Writing "IW" course)
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Introduction to complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) to promote holistic nursing for individuals across the lifespan through various health care systems. Emphasis is on model of Relationship Based Care to promote care of patient, family, colleagues and self. This is an integrated writing course.
Prerequisites: NUR 3100, NUR 3300 and NUR 4800 (or 4801)
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4850 

Course Title: Collaborating for Improving Patient Outcomes
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: This interactive course prepares nurses for the 21st century role aimed at improving quality of care and patient safety in healthcare systems with the use of technology and evidence-based decision-making among interprofessional teams.
Prerequisites: NUR 3100, NUR 3300 and NUR 4800 (or 4801)
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4860 -- (formerly NUR 4820)

Course Title: Policy and Politics: Leading and Managing Healthcare
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Integrates leadership and management concepts to influence policies to promote health and prevent disease and reduce disparity across health care settings. Examines global aspects of the demographic, social, political, legal-ethical, and environmental issues influencing health care and health policy.
Prerequisites: NUR 3100, NUR 3300 and NUR 4800 (or 4801)
Corequisites: NUR 4870
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4870 -- (formerly NUR 4820)

Course Title: Advancing Communities Towards Healthy Outcomes
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Integrates population-based concepts to assess populations. Emphasizes all levels of prevention to promote health of individuals, families, and groups; including lifestyle and genetic factors impacting population health.
Prerequisites:
NUR 3100, NUR 3300 and NUR 4800 (or 4801)
Corequisites: NUR 4860
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4840 

Course Title: Critical Reasoning in the Application of Leadership and Management Strategies to Nursing Practice
Credit Hours: 6 credits (84 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Examines theories and strategies of leadership and management for the practice of professional nursing while incorporating safety and quality improvement initiatives, and improving quality patient outcomes. Includes application of leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the provision of nursing care, team coordination, and participation in evidence-based improvement/change projects. Fieldwork provides opportunity for professional immersion experience.
Prerequisites: All other program and general education course requirements
Corequisites: None
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

*Beginning Spring 2016*

NUR 4880 -- (will replace NUR 4840)

Course Title: Critical Reasoning in Complex Healthcare Systems
Credit Hours: 3 credits (42 class hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Examines system and organizational theories for the practice of professional nursing to incorporate safety and quality improvement initiatives that improving quality patient outcomes across complex health care systems.
Prerequisites: All other program and general education course requirements
Corequisites: NUR 4890
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN-BSN program

NUR 4890 -- (will replace NUR 4840)

Course Title: Application of Leadership and Management Concepts to Nursing Process
Credit Hours: 3 credits: 1 cr didactic (14 hrs) *55-minute hours; 2 cr clinical (56 fieldwork hrs) *55-minute hours
Catalog Description: Examines theories and strategies of leadership and management for the practice of professional nursing while incorporating safety and quality improvement initiatives and improving quality patient outcomes. Application of leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the provision of nursing care, team coordination, and participation in evidence-based improvement/change projects. Fieldwork provides opportunity for professional immersion experience.
Prerequisites: All other program and general education course requirements
Corequisites: NUR 4880
Restrictions:
  Must be admitted to RN-BSN program
 

 Printable College of Nursing and Health Forms for Field Work:

Test-Out Directions

Directions to Register for the NLN RN Pharmacology Exam

The Pharmacology exam will be offered on campus the first Wednesday of most months. Please check the NLN website (nlnonlinetesting.org) for specific dates each month. Arrival time for the exam is between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. A maximum of 2.5 hours are allotted for the exam. The passing rate is 75% of the overall exam.  The exam will be given in 009 University Hall. 

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to bring the NLN admission ticket and your picture ID to the exam.

You must register at the NLN website at least 3 days before the offered testing date in order to take the exam. The exam must be taken if you do not have the equivalency before you enter the WSU RN-BSN Program.

To Register
1

Go to www.nlnonlinetesting.org to create an account, if you do not already have one.

2

Follow the directions to create an account

3

Once the account has been created, log into the account.
After logging in to your NLN account, click on the following:

  1. Registration.
  2. Visit the Registration Store.
  3. Click on Achievement Exams
  4. Then click on Register
  5. At the dropdown bars, choose Registered Nurse (RN) program.
  6. Choose USA.
  7. Choose (State).
  8. Choose (School Name)
  9. Choose a date for the exam and click on Register.  You will need to scroll down to see multiple dates listed.
  10. Once you have chosen a date and clicked on Register, you will be prompted to confirm that you are registering for the correct Facility, Date and Time.
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The school that you register with will automatically receive your score which is listed, but if you want another school to receive your score, add recipient.  You will receive one for free and then you will be charged $25.00 for each additional school. If you do not want to add a recipient, click on continue.

5

Please read All Polices and accept the terms.

6

You will need to pay with either credit card or money order. If you choose money order, NLN must receive it within 10 days of registration.

7

PLEASE BRING AN ADMISSION TICKET TO THE EXAM! Once registration is closed, two (2) days prior to exam date, you can log into your account and print out your admission ticket. Bring this as well as a picture ID to the exam.

8

Print off the NLN test score results. (Include a copy of the score results with your application)

If you have trouble with registering, please call the NLN Customer Branch Office at 800.732.8656.  They can assist you with any problems you may encounter.

Test Location: 009 University Hall - College of Nursing & Health Computer Lab

Directions to Campus

Directions to University Hall once you are on campus:

  • From Col Glenn Hwy (@ Wendy’s & Frisch’s) turn onto University Blvd
  • Continue straight on University Blvd
  • Turn right onto the Student Union driveway
  • Turn left and enter into LOT 2 (Visitor’s Lot).  There is a white booth
  • The booth attendant will give you a parking pass and direct you to the closest lot to University Hall
  • As you enter University Hall, the Computer Lab (009UH) is in the basement of University Hall across from the drink & food machines
Study Guides

There are 120 questions on the pharmacology exam.

Contact an Advisor

The RN-BSN Online Completion Program has two advisors dedicated specifically to helping its students earn their BSN. They will assist you in applying to the program, enrolling in classes, and progressing towards graduation. Please feel free to contact them at any time.

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Carita Bass, M.A. 
carita.bass@wright.edu
(937)775-3940

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Mike Morton, M.S.
mike.morton@wright.edu
(937)775-2519

 

Premier Health Tuition Assistance

Premier Health Partners & Wright State University Tuition Assistance

Wright State University and Premier Health Partners have joined together in an effort to further the education of the nursing workforce. The program is for benefit-eligible Premier Health nursing premier-health-nurses.jpgemployees who have successfully completed their introductory employment period. The scholarship is an additional benefit for Premier Health staff who are approved for the organization's enhanced tuition asssitance program.

Wright State University will be providing Premier Health nurses additional scholarship assistance to pay for classes in the RN-BSN Completion Program.

The objective of the scholarship program is to help to defray out-of-pocket expenses for Premier Health employees who are either pursuing a nursing degree from Wright State, or who are taking approved prerequisite courses for the university’s RN-BSN Completion program. The scholarship applies to tuition expenses only and is applicable after an employee utilizes the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance program for the calendar year.

To find out of you are eligible for the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at your respective hospital. 

If you are eligible for the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance, contact one of our advisors to learn more about our program!