RN-BSN completion programs: Equipping nurses for the future
Abbreviated Journal Title
Baccalaureate nursing curriculum; Nursing education; RN-BSN completion; TRANSITIONAL CARE; OLDER-ADULTS; EDUCATION; CURRICULUM; Nursing
The Institute of Medicine has outlined important components needed in nursing education to prepare the nursing workforce of the future. Previously published work on RN to BSN education has focused mainly on mode of delivery. The purpose of this paper is to examine RN to BSN program components for the facilitation of academic progression, innovative mechanisms of student engagement, and the curricular components that prepare graduates to meet future nursing challenges. Academic progression factors discussed include those relevant to recruiting RNs to BSN completion programs and factors important to retaining them through graduation. Recommendations for student engagement include the creation of honors programs, ethics teams, and practicum and service learning experiences. Suggestions for curriculum possibilities specifically address meeting the call of the Institute of Medicine report including content in community/public health, informatics, evidence-based practice, ethics, and health policy.
"RN-BSN completion programs: Equipping nurses for the future" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3823.