RN to BSN Program

 RN to BSN Program



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:

  • to apply leadership concepts and skills grounded in professional standards to support innovation and adaptation in evolving healthcare systems;
  • to integrate theories and evidence based practice using multiple ways of thinking to promote, restore, and maintain optimum health of diverse individuals, families, communities, systems, and global populations;
  • to integrate a global perspective with an understanding of self and others within the shared environment to promote health and well-being;
  • to promote a culture of quality, safety, and inclusiveness through mindful practice of continuous quality improvement; and
  • to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally using a variety of modes.

The student has successfully integrated and demonstrated the skills and abilities necessary for the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level.

 RN to BSN Program Leader

Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program Director

 Leah Olson

Leah Olson MSN, RN

Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program Director




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