About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) RN to BSN Program
There is a growing need in the healthcare system for competent and well-trained nurses with a bachelor’s degree — and the communication, clinical reasoning, and leadership skills that go with it. Nurses who earn a BSN degree experience more career mobility, higher pay, and continuing opportunities for advancement in their profession.
The AOE RN to BSN program builds on previous learning, preparing nurses for a higher level of nursing practice, and providing RNs with the education necessary to move forward in their nursing careers.
The AOE online RN to BSN degree delivers excellence and flexibility for nursing professionals who are ready to take the next career step: 100% online classes, doable 8-week courses, small class sizes, a great reputation, and connections at top NC hospitals. The RN to BSN program is committed to developing nursing professionals who are caring, ethical care providers with interprofessional healthcare team skills — nurses who can be leaders in the ever-expanding world of healthcare.
Campbell AOE’s 100% online RN to BSN degree program prepares nursing professionals to take the next career step.
RN-BSN Learning Outcomes
RN-BSN students are involved in experiential learning centered on professional practice, health promotion, leadership, health policy, population health, transitions, and healthcare for vulnerable populations. Learning outcomes include:
- Function effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams by fostering open communication, respect, and shared decision‐making to achieve quality outcomes in patient care.
- Collect, analyze, and synthesize data to make clinically reasoned judgments about evidence-based interventions and evaluation of outcomes for the care of diverse, underserved clients, families, groups, and communities.
- Assume accountability for the quality and safety for one’s own practice and delegated nursing care.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the influence of policy on social determinants of health and lifestyle variations for interventions related to health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare.
- Use knowledge of organizations and systems leadership to design, manage, coordinate, collaborate and negotiate a plan of care with the client/family, and interprofessional health care team, and to allocate physical, fiscal, and human resources.
Why Choose Campbell AOE for Your RN to BSN?
The AOE online RN to BSN program is designed to support your studies, champion your success, and guide you toward your BSN degree. As an RN to BSN student, you can:
- Keep working while you earn your degree — leverage the flexibility of taking your RN to BSN 100% online in a program specifically designed for the needs of adult learners and working professionals.
- Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster. (If you take two courses per eight-week block, you will finish in under three semesters.)
- Learn from faculty who are active nurses, many with doctoral preparation — and several of whom also graduated from RN to BSN programs.
- Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes — 20 students or less, with your first class capped at 10 students — allowing greater connection and interaction with your instructors.
- Start anytime you are ready with rolling admissions.
- Manage your time and your education with asynchronous classes that are available whenever you are.
- Move through your degree with regular monitoring and check-ins on your progress.
- Join the tradition of excellence of the Campbell nursing program and gain from the great reputation of Campbell-educated nurses.
The RN-BSN Curriculum
AOE’s RN-BSN online nursing program consists of eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for working nursing professionals. The RN-BSN curriculum provides students with fundamental knowledge in a broad range of advanced nursing coursework. Please consult the academic catalog for the most up-to-date information.
Courses You Will Take
Courses you will take include:
- Professional Nursing Practice
- Health Promotion in the Older Adult
- Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
- Research & Evidence Based Practice
- Nurse as Leader: Responding to Change
- Health Policy
- Population Health (Practice Experience)
- Role Transitions: Trends & Issues
- Managing Healthcare of Vulnerable Populations
- Nursing Informatics
Skills You Will Learn
- Clinical reasoning
- Care practices
- Policy issues
- Nursing best practice
- Healthcare informatics and technology
With the continuing high demand for healthcare services across patient populations, employment of highly skilled nursing professionals is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of growth. Nationally, there has been an increasing trend to boost the number of BSN nurses in healthcare; patient outcomes tend to be better the more BSNs there are in a healthcare environment. Most of our Campbell RN-BSN students continue to advance their careers in clinical settings and hospitals after completing the program.
Like most healthcare occupations, the nursing profession is characterized by the need for lifelong learning. Students who achieve their BSN often go back to get a graduate degree. Nursing leadership roles may require a master’s degree, particularly in urban clinical areas.
- Associate degree in nursing from a community college
- GPA 2.0 or higher
- A grade of at least C on transferable courses
- Hold an unencumbered registered nurse license
- Provide a resume
- Is currently practicing as a registered nurse
- The applicant will be required to complete a background check and 12-panel drug screen (if not already required by current employer).