The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree for registered nurses who are seeking to complete their baccalaureate education is designed to build upon previous educational and professional experiences in order to provide students with the tools to open the doors to new opportunities in the profession of nursing. Through the integration of theory and practice, students develop expertise in leadership, management of care, implementation of evidence-based practice, and principles of quality and safety.
Alverno’s RN to BSN program is a 12-month program comprising a series of eight-week courses. Classes begin in August of each year. The design is a cohort model in which students move through the program together, working as a team to gain knowledge and proficiency in the various courses. The format is a fully online program. Students are required to complete 36 credits: 15 credits of nursing, 16 credits of liberal arts, 4 credits of probability and statistics, and 1 credit of introduction to the program and ability-based learning. Concepts learned in each course carry through to subsequent courses so that learning throughout the program is developmental and relatable.
Nursing Program Learning Outcomes
An Alverno College graduate with a major in nursing has demonstrated the ability:
The student has successfully integrated and demonstrated the skills and abilities necessary for the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level.
Leah Olson MSN, RN
Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program Director