Colorado Christian University introduced this month its RN-BSN Online
Completion Program. Open to local, national, and international students
who hold registered nurse (RN) licensure and have graduated from an
accredited institution, the RN-BSN is offered through CCU's College of
Adult and Graduate Studies and results in a bachelor of science degree
in nursing (BSN). Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2009.
Led by a nationally recognized faculty with extensive teaching and
clinical experience, CCU's RN-BSN program provides nursing professionals
with the broad background necessary to advance in graduate studies or
many of today's health care professions such as public health and
management. Students have opportunities to network with Christian nurses
from around the world and to participate in an international nursing
experience. They can also apply elective course credits toward
certificates in biblical studies or project management.
The RN-BSN program is designed specifically for working adults and can
be completed in as little as 15 months. Courses are offered one at a
time in five-week, Web-based segments that allow students to balance
work and family commitments while completing their degree. The
curriculum blends Christian theory, leadership, and spiritual care
fundamentals with a comprehensive analysis of subjects that include
informatics, bioethics, health policy, and global health issues. Class
sizes are kept small to provide a more personal learning experience and
direct access to faculty members.
"This program is based on a 21st century curriculum that challenges
students to examine issues in health care from a Christian worldview,"
commented Dr. Barbara White, dean and professor of nursing and sciences
for CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. "The program is
designed to equip the next generation of Christian nurses worldwide."
The addition of CCU's RN-BSN program follows the successful 2007 launch
of the nursing program at the University's Western Colorado Regional
Center, which offers licensed practical nurses (LPNs) the opportunity to
obtain an associate degree in nursing.
Individuals interested in learning more about CCU's RN-BSN Online Completion Program should visit the Nursing Web site.