Bachelor of Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Mission

This degree is designed for registered nurses with are active license who possesses the skills to understand the issues affecting patient care, who are passionate about making a positive difference in patient lives.

Nurses who are inspired by nursing care who will provide the pathway for restoring homeostasis, meet psychosocial needs and believe that all patients and family members deserve to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.

It provides the pathway for nurses who assume leadership roles, manage complex clinical care, fosters life-long personal and professional development as thy continuously advance field of nursing patient care.

Program Description

The BS in Nursing is a program for current, active registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing. This program emphasizes the skills needed to be successful in healthcare settings. The curriculum emphasizes issues that affect patients and how healthcare is delivered. The program includes both classroom and clinical components.

 

Objective

Graduates who choose to pursue a career in nursing and healthcare management or academia will become successful managers, supervisors, or educators who demonstrate strong leadership, technical, and team skills; and a commitment to continuing professional development.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program prepares graduates for a rewarding career in nursing and nursing management. Atlantis University BSN graduates will have a thorough grounding in the principles and practices of nursing and management as well as the scientific and leadership principles upon which they are built; they will also be prepared for further education and for productive employment in the industry.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Assess a healthcare situation and think critically and ethically to resolve the situation
  • Work with others to manage patient care
  • Communicate effectively in complex healthcare situations
  • Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program, students may seek employment in healthcare facilities where nursing and management skills are needed.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NUR 301Introduction to the Role and Scope of Nursing3.0 credit hours
IDS 310Critical Thinking3.0 credit hours
NUR 320Pathophysiology I3.0 credit hours
NUR 330Pathophysiology II3.0 credit hours
NUR 340Nursing Concepts and Theories3.0 credit hours
COM 350Interpersonal Communications in Nursing3.0 credit hours
NUR 360Nursing Research3.0 credit hours
NUR 370Ethical and Legal Practices in Nursing3.0 credit hours
NUR 380Nursing Leadership and Management3.0 credit hours
NUR 390Nursing Informatics3.0 credit hours
NUR 401Healthcare Assessment and Practices3.0 credit hours
NUR 410Nursing in Diverse Communities3.0 credit hours
NUR 420Crisis Intervention in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
NUR 430Global Aspects of Healthcare3.0 credit hours
HSA 440Risk Management in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
COM 450Conflict Resolution3.0 credit hours
IDS 460Performance Evaluation3.0 credit hours
NUR 470Nursing Practicum 13.0 credit hours
NUR 480Nursing Practicum 23.0 credit hours
NUR 499Nursing Capstone3.0 credit hours
Admissions Requirements
Graduation Requirements
 

Admissions Requirements

Must be 18 years or older or have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Complete in-person interview.

Complete enrollment agreement.

Provide a copy of high school diploma, or high school transcript, or GED, or similar document if applicant completed secondary education in another country. Documents from non-English speaking countries must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Applicants will not be required to provide proof of high school graduation when they provide the following:

  • Verification (official transcripts) of college credits or an earned degree from an accredited institution recognized by the United States Department of Education;
  • If documents are from another country: An evaluation of an official transcript by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

Provide official transcript from other licensed or approved postsecondary schools if seeking transfer credit. Documents from non-English speaking countries must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Acceptable postsecondary institutions of education include:

  • a) Institutions accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or
  • b) Institutions recognized by the Department / Ministry of Education of the country where the institution is in operation.

Programs are taught in English or Spanish. Class starts vary depending upon the language of instruction.

All International students must have earned the following score on
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper Based – 500; Computer Based (CBT) – 173.

The TOEFL is not required for applicants who:

  • Have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Atlantis University.
  • Are from one of the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe

TOEFL Waivers: Atlantis University will consider, on a case-by-case basis, waiver requests from applicants who fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • The applicant has completed, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, at least one year full-time study at a recognized secondary school, college or university whose primary language of instruction is English,
  • The applicant has completed a high level of intensive English study,
  • The applicant has proof of earning a passing score on an English Proficiency Exam
  • The applicant has three years residency in the US, working in an establishment where all activities are conducted in English
  • In addition, all applicants must complete the English Placement Test provided by Atlantis University with a grade of A or B. Otherwise, applicants will have to complete an English course to improve their English proficiency.

Official transcripts and any other documentation must be forwarded to the University by the granting institution

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