Degree and Curriculum Overview
The RN to BSN program is focused on evidence-based practice and nursing inquiry; cultural and social issues in healthcare; legal and ethical issues in clinical practice; and relational leadership in nursing. Practice hours are embedded in the curriculum. The coursework is taught by faculty engaged in the community and in nursing scholarship.
The curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Courses are held in lecture-style classrooms with an average 30-50 students per class. The program consists of 90 credits; 45 of the credits are academic at the junior and senior level and the remaining 45 credits are credit-by exam for completion of the RN-NCLEX exam.
The curriculum consists of nine nursing courses and two electives. One of the nursing courses, Population-based Health in Community Practice (BNURS 424) is a service-learning course focused on community health. This particular course includes 52 hours of community practice hours spent largely engaged directly in the work of community health agencies Students complete the program with a written project in the Senior Portfolio course.
The program is offered on the Bothell campus and at two off-site locations and admits students three times a year. Full-time and part-time options are available on a one-day-per-week course schedule over the course of four or nine quarters. Additionally, the program offers two hybrid options: winter start at our downtown Everett site and fall start at our Bothell campus. The hybrid options hold in-person classes bi-weekly for a total number of five in-person class meetings per quarter.