Susan Enfield, M.S.N., R.N., PEL-CSN, Director of RNBSN, RNMSN Tracks
Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program for registered nurses who have earned either an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing and desire to advance their personal and professional goals. The bachelor’s degree is required for graduate study and is helpful for career advancement. The RN-BSN is a degree-completion track program that focuses on the health continuum across the lifespan of clients, including individuals, families, and communities.
Through a carefully designed sequence of learning experiences, classroom instruction, homework, and discussion boards, learners develop individual and team skills and focus on applying their knowledge and skills in their practice setting. The RN-BSN curriculum is designed with value placed upon the previous learning and professional experiences of the RN student.
The curriculum of the program is designed to build upon previous learning and professional experiences of the student. The program provides an integrated educational experience consisting of a foundation of liberal arts/general education content areas relevant to the learners’ major field.
The University strives to provide a degree program that requires mastery of learning outcomes and is designed to produce spiritual, personal and professional growth. A total of approximately 90 hours of practicum/project are incorporated in the coursework. The curriculum is based on the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing’s mission philosophy and conceptual framework.