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Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

Many RNs may be debating making the move to get their BSN degree in Rhode Island. Now is definitely the time to be progressive and obtain a higher education. In any field, if a more advanced degree is an option, increasing one’s qualifications can mean more job mobility, better pay, and more opportunities. In an uncertain economy, the health field is thriving. There is an increased demand for nurses and especially those that have higher degrees such as BSNs. People are living longer which means more elderly that need care. In addition, because of the financial difficulties many hospitals are facing, registered nurses are stepping in to fill the gaps when other positions are being cut. Choosing to have a BSN is a wise decision with the potential for a bright future.

Most programs will require that they had a 2.0 grade point average prior to entering an RN program. They must have been successful on their prerequisite nursing courses with an average of at least 2.0 as well. There are many possible options for obtaining a BSN degree in Rhode Island. For those who prefer to go to a physical location and thrive with the instruction of an instructor in person, there are many colleges and universities in Rhode Island and surrounding states. The program could be completed in as little as a year or could take longer, depending on the needs of the student and the allowances of the college program. There has been an explosion of online course offerings which many RNs will choose simply because of convenience. When most RNs are currently working, they need to find a program that can work around their busy schedules. For anyone who has family, work and many other obligations, an online BSN course means taking classes at a time that works and at a pace that is feasible as well. Courses include a curriculum that consists of general studies, anatomy, physiology, foundations in nursing and other specific areas of content.

The opportunities are many for BSNs both in the public and private sectors of the economy. Nurses are in demand in nursing homes, hospitals, clinics and private practices. Nursing homes and home care, such as hospice, are other areas of great need where BSN-level nurses can be put to work immediately with the potential for sign-on bonuses and other inviting perks.

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Online BSN Degree in Rhode Island

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Programs:

  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!

Programs:

  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • BSN completion program for Registered Nurses is available entirely online.
  • The RN to BSN program is designed to help students advance their career, or prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Courses teach modern health assessment and treatment methods, how to evaluate potential disease or injury, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Current RNs can choose from RN to BSN or RN to MSN online programs
  • RN-to-BSN program offers courses in Illness and Disease Management, Principles of Assessment, and Holistic Professional Nursing
  • RN to MSN specializations include Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology and more
  • Courses help develop students’ assessment, patient care, and community outreach skills
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
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  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.

Programs:

  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Healthcare Management

List of CCNE Accredited BSN
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Complete list of Rhode Island colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:


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