NNU Relaunches RN-BSN Program

NNU Relaunches RN-BSN Program

Northwest Nazarene University
Apr 3, 2020
Rebekkah Hulen

NNU’s College of Nursing is excited to announce the relaunch of its RN-BSN program. This program is designed to help current registered nurses (RN) earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

In today’s healthcare industry, many hospitals are encouraging their nurses to earn their BSN so they are better equipped to provide holistic patient care as they meet the challenging demands and changing landscapes of the industry.

According to Rebekkah Hulen, RN-BSN Program Director, “In the current climate of healthcare change, there is a new and growing need for the registered nurse to expand their vision, scope, and sphere of influence to the community.”

The relaunch of the program focuses on helping RN’s meet this need while working within the constraints and demands of working full-time and caring for families as they return to school. Key aspects of the program include:

  • Increased flexibility and accessibility by increasing enrollment opportunities from once a year to three times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters) and individualized plans of study that are personalized for each student.
  • The development of ‘practice experiences’ that replace the old ‘clinical’ requirements and focus on the specific goals of learning including (1) how best practices are developed and evaluated, (2) expanding understanding of health assessment to include organizations and communities, (3) learning how to identify and intervene to meet the needs of special populations, and (4) developing leadership skills
  • Affordable, low-cost tuition and fees
  • Quick program completion in as short as 4 semesters (15 months)

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact Rebekkah Hulen at rebekkahhulen@nnu.edu.