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OnlineRN to BSN Degree Completion

Accredited program, CCNE

Recognized as a 2015 Best Online Program for RN-BSN by BestColleges.com1

Financial aid available to those who qualify

Stanbridge College

Why Stanbridge?

Find your calling with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

For Registered Nurses (RN) looking to continue their education with a goal towards career advancement, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program puts opportunities for upward employment mobility in reach. Our curriculum is designed to offer nursing professionals an edge in high-demand areas of modern healthcare. With our exclusive online learning platform, Edverum™, we’ve made it convenient to earn a competitive Bachelor’s Degree without placing your career on hold.

Video: A Brighter Future Within Reach: Online Learning for Nurses Made Simple

A Brighter Future Within Reach: Online Learning for Nurses Made Simple

Video: A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

Online Learning and Two-Day Residency

This online program has a two-day residency requirement during the Advanced Physical Assessment Course where you can take advantage of training in our four world-class Nursing Simulation and Skills Labs on campus.

Courses with a Competitive Edge

Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathopharmacology, Evidence-Based Practice and Healthcare Informatics are four fundamental areas of nursing that will elevate your clinical skills, enhance your patient care, and increase your value to competitive healthcare employers.

2015 Best Online College – RN-BSN Degree1

In 2015, BestColleges.com recognized our RN-BSN Degree Completion program for providing academic strength in nursing education, and its high admissions, retention, and graduation rates.

Apply for the California PHN Certificate

By applying for the California Public Health Nurse Certificate in your state of residence you can become an integral part of the public health community.

A Mobile Classroom

Take your classes one at a time and access your course materials 24/7 online. Our program gives you the flexibility to learn at your pace from your laptop, smart phone, or tablet.

One-on-One Guidance

Our staff and faculty understand the challenges you may face when balancing a degree, work, and life. That’s why we provide you with one-on-one support to help you meet your academic goals.

Award-Winning Online Learning Platform2

The quality of an online learning environment plays a pivotal role in our students’ academic success. That’s why we developed Edverum™: our award-winning, exclusive, online learning platform focused on the student experience. In 2013, Edverum received the Web Marketing Association's Outstanding Website Award for achievement in the category of education.

Complimentary Online Learning Orientation

Build confidence as you review time management, study techniques, and a comprehensive overview of the program and our online learning environment before you start your core courses.

The Writing Center

In your graduate program, having exemplary writing skills is crucial to your academic success and career growth. The Stanbridge College Writing Center gives you access to support and resources that will help you improve and develop your paper writing. With best practices for developing and expressing ideas, learning the APA format, and improving punctuation and grammar usage, our goal is to help you better prepare for your coursework, research, thesis presentations, or capstone research.

World-Class Simulation Lab

Hands-on training in our world-class Simulation Lab helps you improve confidence to care for patients in a fast-paced environment. This lab features high-fidelity simulation manikins with pre-programmed patient scenarios including cardiac arrest, stroke, and birth. These breathing, talking, and crying manikins help test your skills and response time to critical conditions. You’ll review your actions and the patient’s real-time physiological responses with your instructors via video recorded simulations to help you focus on areas of improvement.

Nursing Skills Labs

Three Nursing Skills Labs emulate the real-world of patient care with 26 hospital beds, mobile electronic medical records charting carts, and patient manikins. In these labs, you’ll apply concepts and procedures to real-life scenarios in a safe and supervised environment.

Human Cadaver Lab

The Human Cadaver Lab houses both real and synthetic human cadavers giving you an in-depth and tactile understanding of human anatomy. As the first cadaver lab on the West Coast to feature full-body synthetic human cadavers, you can get hands-on training with life-like body systems, bones, muscles, and organs.

Virtual Reality Meets Classroom Concepts

Experience the next innovation in learning inside one of the largest virtual reality labs for medical training in the U.S. Delve into high-fidelity, virtual-holographic 3D models and animations of over 1,000 biological and anatomical structures.

An Early Focus on Career Development

One-on-one guidance gives you the tools to make a positive, lasting impression on potential future employers.

Inside the Classroom

Pathophysiology - Advanced knowledge of dynamic diseases and physiological abnormalities will take you beyond textbook healthcare, where you're as familiar with the condition as you are the treatment.

Pathophysiology - Advanced knowledge of dynamic diseases and physiological abnormalities will take you beyond textbook healthcare, where you're as familiar with the condition as you are the treatment.

Advanced Physical Assessment – With a refined ability to spot key symptoms during physical assessment, you’ll learn to design better treatment plans to ultimately help patients recover faster and stay healthier.

Advanced Physical Assessment – With a refined ability to spot key symptoms during physical assessment, you’ll learn to design better treatment plans to ultimately help patients recover faster and stay healthier.

Evidence-Based Practice – In this course, you’ll learn to rely on the scientific method, consult results of past research, and respond to situations with tested facts under your belt.

Evidence-Based Practice – In this course, you’ll learn to rely on the scientific method, consult results of past research, and respond to situations with tested facts under your belt.

Healthcare Informatics – Give yourself a tech-savvy edge and stay ahead by delving into the world of Healthcare Informatics, where information science, computer science, and healthcare interact.

Healthcare Informatics – Give yourself a tech-savvy edge and stay ahead by delving into the world of Healthcare Informatics, where information science, computer science, and healthcare interact.

With a simple, intuitive interface and direct access to your coursework, classmates and instructors, getting your degree online has never been easier.

With a simple, intuitive interface and direct access to your coursework, classmates and instructors, getting your degree online has never been easier.

Online students can access a wide variety of learning materials and message instructors instantly.

Online students can access a wide variety of learning materials and message instructors instantly.

Classrooms equipped with advanced learning technology, including SMART Boards, help students focus on their coursework and instruction.

Classrooms equipped with advanced learning technology, including SMART Boards, help students focus on their coursework and instruction.

The Learning Resource Center provides students with private collaboration rooms, quiet study rooms, and a computer lab.

The Learning Resource Center provides students with private collaboration rooms, quiet study rooms, and a computer lab.

Program Guidebook

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Schedule & Courses

Schedule & Courses

Program Duration3

180 Quarter Credit Hours * (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23 – 24 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms and a two week break in December.)

*Note: Completion of the 90 total quarter hours of credit, when added to the 90 quarter hours of transferred credit from the required Associate’s Degree, will total the 180 quarters hours of credit required for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For more information, please read the Stanbridge College Catalog.

Program Courses4

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) Courses

  • Role Transformation in Nursing
  • Health Promotion through the Life Cycle
  • Theoretical Models in Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Informatics
  • Business Communication in Healthcare
  • Cultural Identity and Diversity
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Pathopharmacology I
  • Pathopharmacology II
  • Ethics in the Life Sciences
  • Leadership, Economics and Management
  • Advanced Physical Assessment *
  • Community-Based Nursing **
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Nursing Research
  • Capstone

* This course includes 16 hours of instruction on campus.

** This course includes a clinical component of 75 hours.

Admissions

Admissions

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites, credit transfers and the application process itself. Applications are free and accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge College, please contact our Admissions office at 888-378-6676 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) program at Stanbridge College begins with having both a current RN licensure from the state in which you practice and associate’s degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) program from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended prior to Stanbridge College (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge College Catalog for more information.
  3. We also recommend you take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. Start filling out your online application form. There is no fee for this application.
Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion) program develops the resources of registered nurses (RNs) as they transition into the professional nursing role. The program provides theoretical and evidence-based education and incorporates knowledge from related disciplines. These experiences are facilitated by the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking and expertise in each nursing course. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for positions where they will provide quality health care in diverse settings as well as leadership and education for patients, families, other staff members and the healthcare organization as a whole.

Program Goals

During the Bachelor of Science program the student will:

  1. Utilize prior learning as a foundation for acquisition and application of knowledge during the nursing program.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and evidence-based practice models in research and practice applications.
  3. Identify and apply leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety principles during patient care and management situations.
  4. Develop the ability to integrate Information Management and Patient Care technology in patient care.
  5. Develop the ability to recognize and utilize health care policy, financial systems, and the requirements of the regulatory environment in a variety of healthcare settings.
  6. Describe and formulate professional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes.
  7. Describe and apply health promotion, injury, and disease prevention concepts across the lifespan and in the community.
  8. Define, develop and understand the role and professionalism of the nurse in baccalaureate nursing practice, including professional values, leadership, management, and evidence-based patient care.

The program will assist students and faculty to:

  1. Synthesize and integrate ethical and safety standards, including utilization of cultural diversity in patient care for patients, families, and the community.
  2. Explain and develop the leadership role as a manager and professional member of the profession, utilizing current economic principles, quality improvement, and management processes.
  3. Utilize theoretical and evidence-based practice models in the development of the professional roles of provider and manager of care.
  4. Develop and integrate the ability to utilize technology and communication skills for quality care for patients, families and the community.
  5. Recognize and integrate health promotion, disease recognition, and assessment knowledge for safe patient care throughout the lifespan.
  6. Develop and practice the principles of teaching and interdisciplinary communication for safe and effective patient care for diverse patient populations.
  7. Develop and integrate the ability to use research and professional values in nursing practice.
  8. Support and encourage a culture of community service for students and faculty.
  9. Engage the student in learning by using teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, based on current and prior learning, while using the online learning system to support the teaching and learning process.
  10. Integrate needs of the students, faculty, and community in planning and implementing the curriculum.
Partners

Partners

Stanbridge College has built partnerships with hospitals and healthcare institutions to enable them to provide their employees with reduced tuition benefits. Stanbridge College offers reduced tuition benefits for employees and members of organizations throughout the nation. Partners include corporations, health systems, school districts and professional associations in a wide range of industries. The following are some benefits to being a Stanbridge Partner:

Recruitment and Retention

The Stanbridge College Online Reduced Tuition Program is a great addition to your employee and member benefit packages.

Professional Skill Building

Stanbridge College online degree programs will enable your employees or members to build upon their professional skills.

Partnership Advisors

When your organization becomes a Stanbridge College Institutional Partner, you will be assigned a personal partnership advisor who will assist you with program implementation, promotion, applicant inquiries and evaluation.

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Accreditation Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they give the Registrar of the college proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation, and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College.
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

Student Resources

Guidance for Your
Academic and Professional Goals

Stanbridge College focuses on providing you with a rigorous education and the unwavering support of our Student Services and Career Services to help you prepare to start a career as a leader in your industry. We provide you with a suite of comprehensive services from the moment you begin your training, to the day you graduate, and beyond.

Student Services

Academic Advising

One-on-one advising with a faculty advisor or Student Services representative is available when you need it most. You can discuss academic or personal issues at any time, and we’re here to listen, help, and ultimately guide you to the resources you need.

Tutoring Services

When you need help on coursework, concepts, or clinical skills, Student Services offers you a wide range of options for both didactic and clinical tutoring. Course instructors and program faculty are available for one-on-one and group didactic tutoring. If your program has medical math requirements, and you need assistance to better understand medical dosages, extra tutoring is available for you. Clinical tutoring gives you one-on-one time with our instructors in our simulation and skills labs. And to help give you more insight into difficult concepts and study tips when you need it, our robust peer tutoring program pairs you with experienced students and graduates.

Academic Success Coordination

To foster your academic success, Student Services is ready to help you with time management, study and reading skills, test-taking strategies, and test anxiety management. When you need assistance, we’ll set up one-on-one coaching sessions to plan out strategies, learn how to use online apps to inventory your time, and practice applying these resources to your coursework and exams.

The Writing Center

Having exemplary writing skills is critical to academic success and career preparation. The Writing Center on campus gives writers of all skill levels, academic support for paper writing skills, including best practices for developing and expressing ideas, learning the APA format, and improving punctuation and grammar usage.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is a free, comprehensive, and fully confidential counseling service that helps you manage and resolve challenging situations. Because we understand balancing academic excellence and a life outside of school can be overwhelming, we are committed to your well-being. The SAP includes:

  • Free counseling services
  • Prescription drug discount program
  • Identity theft recovery
  • Financial consultation
  • Legal services

Learning Resource System

To better serve our students, we developed a comprehensive Learning Resource System that is uniquely effective in providing academic support. It includes the on-campus Learning Resource Center (LRC), the Online Library, and the Online Learner. The LRC provides you with spaces including quiet rooms, collaboration rooms, and a computer lab for individual and group study. You can use these resources to help guide your coursework, research, study, and exam preparation.

Career Services

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge College Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge College and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, community service activities, and continuing education certifications are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression. Click here to view a sample digital portfolio.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association provides continued access to the college’s resources, news, and special events while facilitating a dynamic network amongst graduates. Members receive benefits, including extended career services, access to exclusive alumni workshops, social media networking, and invitations to complimentary professional networking events. Our mission is to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship between alumni, current students, and Stanbridge College. Click here to visit the Stanbridge College Alumni Association.

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