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Frostburg State University’s RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is a perfect way for registered nurses to advance their careers and become better, more informed professionals. The program is offered entirely online to fit the busy lives of working nurses, with hands-on learning through clinical hours at sites close to home and a virtual environment that feels like a traditional classroom. Students graduate with the knowledge and expertise to take on new roles in leadership, clinical care coordination and public and community health or to continue improving their credentials with graduate study.
“Our program fills an important gap for working professionals who have little time in their very busy lives. They can literally earn their BSN from anywhere in the country through this program, while still having real-time interaction with faculty."
- Heather Gable, Nursing Department chair
Also see: Frostburg State University's Master of Science in Nursing program.
Connect with dedicated faculty based both in and outside of Maryland, each with years of clinical experience and the know-how to guide you through your virtual and experiential education.
Reach your faculty advisor no matter where you are. You can meet with your advisor either face-to-face on campus, by phone or through your synchronous online classroom.
Health Assessment – Comprehensive holistic assessment theory and concepts, inclusive of physical, emotional, cultural, nutritional, spiritual and social assessment skill sets. Specific skills include interviewing and history-taking skills, physical exam skills and the identification of data-based health problems via integrated lab modules within the course.
Nursing Informatics – Introduction to nursing informatics as it applies to data, information, knowledge and wisdom within the areas of administration, education, practice and research. Basic informatics competencies include day-to-day safe, quality patient care; interdisciplinary collaboration; decision support systems and use-cases; workflow analysis and implementation; standardized terminologies; and privacy and security issues.
Ethics in Contemporary Nursing Practice – Application of ethical decision-making in current nursing practice. Critical elements consist of discovery of individual ethical viewpoint and framework, including individual biases; principles and legal concepts; and examination of contemporary ethical issues such as genomics, patient and employee rights, healthcare ethics and organizational committees.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s RN to BSN program.
Career Outlook for Professional Health Care Practitioners:
The healthcare sector is booming, with almost 440,000 new jobs for registered nurses expected between 2014 and 2024, due largely to an aging population and health insurance reform. More RNs and other nursing professionals will be needed in a variety of work environments, including residential facilities, hospitals, home treatment programs and outpatient centers. Beyond possessing a highly in-demand skill set, those with work experience and a bachelor’s degree should enjoy significantly increased job prospects. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other Healthcare Occupations (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).
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