Maryville University’s 100% online RN to BSN program is designed to help working registered nurses develop new skills that they can apply directly to their careers. Courses can be accessed entirely online, and credits can be transferred (upon approval) to speed up the process and complete the BSN as soon as the student’s schedule allows. Maryville is committed to a learning environment in which online courses are fully supported and easily accessible. Additionally, the courses are continually updated, based on healthcare employer feedback and relevant industry trends, to ensure you can develop the expertise to thrive in nursing today.
Students in Maryville’s RN to BSN program follow a curriculum consisting of both general education courses and nursing-specific courses. Nursing courses teach professional nursing skills with an in-depth approach to healthcare leadership, family assessment, nursing informatics, and end-of-life nursing. The RN to BSN course load at Maryville can be completed in as little as one year with a current, unencumbered RN license. The RN to BSN program requires eligible students to complete 89 credit hours: 64 credits in general education and 25 credits in nursing-specific courses.
Here’s a closer look at Maryville’s BSN nursing-specific courses:
Leadership Contemporary Healthcare: Earning your BSN degree is a critical first step to assuming a leadership role in nursing. In this course, students can learn the responsibilities of a professional nurse while also gaining an understanding of historical and contemporary nursing issues. The course emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, principles of management, and nursing practice models.
Family Assessment: Only recently has the family been widely recognized as a critical element in patient care, yet families have been a part of nursing care for many years. This course focuses on the importance of broadening the practice of healthcare professionals to serve the family as a unit, as well as each individual family member. During this course, students should gain a sound theoretical foundation for family nursing assessment and intervention.
Nursing Informatics: Basic computing and word-processing skills are required for this course. Students may learn how to integrate nursing practice, education, and research with information science and computer technology to identify, gather, process, and manage information. The course focuses on health technology applications that support clinical, research, and administrative decision-making and the use of such applications in evidence-based practice.
Nursing Care at End of Life: This course addresses the critical aspects of palliative nursing care. Students may gain knowledge and skills in clinical nursing assessment, symptom management, ethics, cultural influences, and spirituality. The needs of special populations and nursing management are also covered.