BS Nursing (RN to BSN)

Career Overview | Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN)


There are a lot of reasons the demand for nursing professionals is skyrocketing and just as many reasons for a caring individual to consider a career in this rewarding field. With an aging baby boomer population, an increase in health issues such as diabetes and obesity, and growing rates of chronic conditions, the long-term prognosis for well-trained, educated nurses is excellent.

Nursing (RN to BSN) Areas of Study

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The RN to BSN degree builds on the foundation of previous nursing education at the associate degree or diploma levels. Initial licensure programs prepare graduates for RN licensure with courses in the biological and social sciences and nursing. The BSN degree for RNs expands knowledge in areas of research, theory, leadership, community concepts, healthcare policy, therapeutic interventions, and current trends in healthcare. Graduates are prepared to function in new roles as members of healthcare teams in many settings. Graduates are eligible for military, U.S.

BS Nursing (RN to BSN) Domains

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Domains of Study

Below are the domains of study that make up this degree program aligned with the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education of Professional Nursing Practice of the AACN. Each domain (and subdomain) is made up of specific competencies, or performance descriptions, that correspond to the specific skills or knowledge areas you must master. Click on any of the domains for more information about the competencies.

BS Nursing, Degree Details

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How This Program Works

WGU offers degrees, not classes.

WGU does not rely upon classes in the traditional sense. We don’t base your progress on accumulating credit hours, but rather on completing challenging assessments that measure your knowledge and skills in a subject area. We ask you to—prove you know your stuff.

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