Western Kentucky University

Nursing - RN to BSN Completion

NURSING - RN to BSN Completion

In this program, you will learn to work as a part of a health care team which includes doctors, nurses at different levels, therapists, aides, and other health care professionals to treat the sick, injured, and elderly by providing hands-on personal care and support. You will study chemistry, human anatomy, human growth and behavior, and will develop observational skills, referral techniques, management abilities, and learn how to administer medication and treatments. In addition to these direct support activities, you will study ethical nursing practices, nursing theory and application, patient-nurse relationships, and the organization of health care delivery. For more information on the WKU RN to BSN cohort program follow this link: Cohort Programs — RN to BSN.

The RN to BSN program of study is designed to facilitate registered nurses (RNs) to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate of science nursing degree (BSN). This academic program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).


Each semester, two (2) cohorts of students will be admitted, a part-time and full-time cohort. When accepted for admission, students must choose which cohort they would like. The students in each of these cohorts will progress through the curriculum as a group and must take courses as noted in planned schedule for the designated cohort. The full-time cohort is reserved for students who have completed all general education and statistics requirements.

 

Careers

- Critical Care
- Home Health Care
- Occupational Health
- Addictions Treatment
- Orthopedic

For more careers and information, go to the Career Services Center website and select "Connect majors to careers".

 

Coursework

For a listing of the coursework for this program follow this link to the academic plan.

 

WKU-O Requirements

120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 39 semester hours of General Education, or General Education Certified/Associate or Arts/Science degree from KCTCS
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.

 

Internship

Internships and volunteering provide more for students than just networking, wages (if applicable) and work experience. These opportunities provide students a chance to take a career path for a "test drive." Internships and observations give students the opportunity to compare career expectations to work life reality and take control of making life decisions about their career. Please contact WKU-Owensboro Career Services at (270) 684-9797 for more information or email david.powers@wku.edu for an appointment.

 Last Modified 5/30/14