Susan Enfield, M.S.N., R.N., PEL-CSN, Program Director of RN-BSN and RN-MSN 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.
The curriculum of the program integrates the student’s previous nursing experience and knowledge into the academic course work with the intention that the knowledge and skills developed will enhance nursing practice. This is accomplished through a carefully designed sequence of learning strategies including discussion boards, research, and practicum projects. .
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 60 hours of practicum/project time is incorporated in the coursework. The curriculum is based on the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing’s mission philosophy and conceptual framework.