Online BS Degree in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is widely considered a
standard requirement for registered nurses (R.N.s) seeking broader
professional responsibilities and career opportunities.
Kaplan University's degree program offers an accredited, online R.N. to
B.S.N. degree completion program that centers around health promotion,
risk reduction, disease prevention, information and health care
technologies, ethics, human diversity, management theory, and health
care system and policies. A defining feature of the curriculum is its
increased focus on leadership. The program features a capstone course, a
requisite clinical course, and a professional development plan that
includes career planning.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is regionally accredited by
NCA and has interim approval from the Iowa Board of Nursing. The program
is scheduled for review to be considered for full approval in June 2006.
This program is currently seeking national accreditation and will be
reviewed by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
scheduled for November 2005.
This program is not one hundred percent online: a lab will need to be
completed and students must also participate in a clinical. The lab and
clinical are required and will need to be completed in the state of
licensure. BSN students are subject to these and additional policies
published in the Nursing Student Handbook.