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Creating community leaders, the RN to BSN is Linfield’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program designed for working nurses. Courses are offered online through the School of Nursing in partnership with Online and Continuing Education. Students enrolling in this 12-month program have already completed their prerequisites and most of Linfield's general education requirements.

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In the RN to BSN program at Linfield

Electives you might take:

Trauma Informed Care

Adverse childhood experiences, exposure to toxic stress and trauma experiences that can lead to physical and mental health disparities, higher-risk behaviors, and learning challenges are examined. Explore ways educators and healthcare professionals can intervene to help develop hardiness and resilience. (NURS 372)

Palliative Care

Overview of palliative nursing as a scientific and humanistic approach to caring for individuals experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Examines approaches to care that combine compassion with quality care measures that address physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural and existential aspects of holistic care of the individual and family across the lifespan. (NURS 362)

Evolution of Nursing

Exploration of selected aspects of nursing history, including the contributions of religious orders and culturally and ethically diverse nurses, and their effects on contemporary nursing. (NURS 245)

Health Disparities

Culture and socioeconomic status are the foundation for exploring the health of social, ethnic, cultural and other vulnerable populations. Influences that dictate access to and utilizing of healthcare resources that contribute to health disparities are explored through critical analysis and dialogue. (NURS 343)

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrates knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and nursing science as a basis for professional practice.
  • Applies clinical reasoning, reflective practice and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality holistic client-centered care.
  • Communicates effectively and collaboratively in a professional practice.
  • Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making to achieve health care outcomes for clients.
  • Provides effective nursing care that considers diverse values, cultures, perspectives and health practices.
  • Demonstrates accountability for the delivery of standards-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, humanistic and social justice principles.
  • Uses principles of stewardship and leadership effectively and efficiently to influence the practice environment and improve health outcomes.
  • Demonstrates awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system, and effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the nursing profession through the comportment of professional values and standards.

"The RN-BSN curriculum is allowing me to think more deeply about certain topics and to be exposed to concepts and ideas that I was not aware of before I started the program. For this I am thankful, and I feel that the program is giving me a professional polish that I was lacking before." 

—Laura Weldon

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