BSN for RNs

ResU offers one of the most innovative BSN for RN completion programs in Illinois.

Are you ready to complete your BSN degree? The BSN for RN program at Resurrection University is a bachelor’s degree program uniquely designed for the associate degree and diploma prepared registered nurse who wants to extend his or her knowledge and skills. Taught by full-time faculty members who mentor you every step of the way, ResU’s student-centered teaching methods use adult learning principles specifically designed for students who have been away from the classroom for a while.


ResU’s BSN for RN program is as unique as you are.

  • Our program is streamlined for quick completion – you can complete your degree in only 7 courses (7 week terms)
  • We offer a contemporary, challenging curriculum that builds on your current knowledge base
  • The program is delivered in both hybrid (mixture of in-class and online) and online formats to fit student needs
  • The curriculum is designed NOT to repeat any of the courses which you completed in your basic coursework; instead, we build on what you already know
  • Clinical component integrated into each course
  • Nursing credit will be granted for previous coursework, with the successful completion of your first nursing course at  Resurrection University
  • Flexible program designed to fit into a working nurse’s busy schedule, with Fall and Spring starts
  • Generous Presence Health tuition reimbursement and benefits-eligible employee discounts apply
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BSN for RN Sample Program*

NUR 4710: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
NUR 4720: Professional Values (3)
NUR 4730: Health Information Management Systems (3)
NUR 4740: Evidence Based Practice (3)
NUR 4750: Organizational Systems Leadership (3)
NUR 4760: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments (3)
NUR 4770: RN Capstone (3)

Total Credits 21

*Note: All 21 hours of nursing credit must be taken at Resurrection University.


BSN for RNs Course Descriptions

Course # Course Title Credits
NUR 4710

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Health promotion and disease, illness and injury prevention of individuals across the lifespan, families, and communities is the focus of this course. Concepts examined include epidemiology, clinical prevention and mass casualty disasters. Students will address a component of health, health promotion strategies and available resources to foster a healthy lifestyle. Behaviors that contribute to health promotion and prevention of illness and injury will be explored

3
NUR 4720

Professional Values

This course will focus on analysis and development of professional values and value-base behaviors. Students will analyze dilemmas utilizing a professional ethical framework Students will select a patient care dilemma arising from their scope of practice Students will complete an analysis of the situation which incorporates the use of an ethical framework and the acts to prevent unsafe, illegal, or unethical practices.

3
NUR 4730

Health Information Management Systems

This course provides an introduction to healthcare information systems, database management, data quality, and system design. In this course general computer office applications and healthcare specific information technology applications are presented and used. Technology that supports patient care and the benefits of healthcare technology are emphasized in this course. The student’s major product for this course will focus on information systems as related to workload, quality improvement, resource utilization, and data management.

3
NUR 4740

Evidence Based Practice

Scholarship incorporates the identification of practice issues; appraisal and integration of evidence, and evaluation of outcomes is the foci of this course. Students will complete the Board Training through the National Institute of Health. Students will integrate reliable evidence within their scope of practice as they examine a current policy or procedure related to their scope of practice.

3
NUR 4750

Organizational Systems Leadership

Organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and safety within the patient care setting are the foci of this course. Students will use quality improvement concepts, processes, and outcome measures. The student’s major product for the course will focus on the development of creative strategies to promote a systems change.

3
NUR 4760

Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory policies and the impact on nursing practice and the health care system are the foci of this course. Students will explore the complex operation of patient care services. Students will analyze the implications of a healthcare issue relevant to their scope of practice.

3
NUR 4770

RN Capstone Project

As a culminating experience, the student will focus on synthesis and integration of complex concepts of nursing knowledge relevant to their scope of practice and leadership and management skills. Students will develop a synthesis component highlight accomplishments accrued within their baccalaureate education.

3
Total Credits 21

Note: All 21 hours of nursing credit must be taken at Resurrection University.


Total Credits for a BSN for RNs Degree

Support and General Studies Courses 61
RN transfer credit awarded 38
BSN courses 21
Total Credits 120

Application Deadlines

July

15

Fall BSN for RNs Program

November

15

Spring BSN for RNs Program