American Sentinel University Visions to Improve Patient Outcome with RN to BSN/MSN Courses

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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AURORA, CO: American Sentinel University, an accredited online university has announced enhancements to its baccalaureate and graduate nursing courses by adding the RN to BSN/MSN programs that helps the students to take up graduate-level courses while completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This program will help them to earn a Master of Science Nursing (MSN) degree.

The students who complete the combined 57 credit hour RN to BSN/MSN program are awarded a degree in midway through the program and the MSN degree is awarded to students upon completion of the program.

The curriculum follows the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) model, which focuses on six core competencies: Patient centered care; Teamwork and collaboration; Evidence-based practice; Quality improvement; Informatics; and Safety.

Graduates of the RN to BSN/MSN nursing degree program will be able to: Assume roles as leaders and collaborators with other professionals and communities in planning, providing and evaluating health care; Enhance professional nursing practice through research and evidence-based practice; Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced practice nursing; Conduct advanced practice research and leverage insights; Create new nursing models that expand the role of citizens in global society; and Evaluate health policies and economics.

“Most hospitals expect RNs to earn advanced nursing degrees so they can make better decisions that positively impact the bottom line and improve patient outcomes. If a nurse wants to remain competitive, they should earn an advanced degree as the BSN is the new minimum with today’s employers,” says Elaine Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, associate dean, nursing programs, American Sentinel University.