RN to BSN
School of Integrative Learning
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing who want to advance in the profession. The completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing is the gateway to graduate-level education and advanced nursing employment roles.
Doane University’s program prepares students to go beyond the bedside.
The BSN program at Doane focuses on four critical components every nurse needs:
- Being a strong communicator
- Emotional intelligence
- Real-world problem solving
Doane prepares graduates to care for the person - not the patient. Understanding that each nurse’s interests are different, students are supported to create a clinical project that matters to them and compliments their career goals. Students won’t repeat any coursework that they already learned as an RN.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Doane University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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The Doane Difference
Independent Clinical Plan
Doane understands that each nurse’s interests are different. Students in the BSN program work with faculty to develop a clinical plan unique to each student. Doane lets students apply learned skills to a clinical that the student develops and to their career simultaneously.
You already possess the knowledge you need to care for a patient, now go beyond. At Doane, our nurses are seeking new knowledge - not something they previously learned. You’re already a nurse, why repeat the same coursework again?
Communication Under Pressure
When the stress of a situation is unavoidable, keeping a cool head under pressure is essential. Doane helps students build the character and self-awareness to communicate effectively no matter the situation.
RNs are with people at their most vulnerable state - when they are needing medical care. Doane prepares you with the emotional intelligence that you need in order to care for the person - not the patient.
Leadership. It means something different to different people. Leadership takes experience and the only way to get experience is through practice. Doane’s BSN focuses on leadership in practice - not in theory.
“Expect the unexpected.” No one knows this more than an RN. Things don’t always go to plan, and nurses are on the front lines when it happens. RNs are often the first to respond. Doane prepares you to make confident decisions fast when the unexpected happens.
2018 Median Pay: $71,730 per year
Job Outlook: +15% from 2016-2026
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Health Educators and Community Health Workers
2018 Median Pay: $46,080 per year
Job Outlook: +16% from 2016-2026
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Medical and Health Services Managers
2018 Median Pay: $99,730 per year
Job Outlook: +20% from 2016-2026
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
Special Program Admission Requirement
Background Investigation Requirement
Previous Nursing Coursework
Program Student Learning Outcomes
RN to BSN Course Requirements
Cognate Course Requirement:
Co-requisite Course Requirements:
Doane’s helped me to be an inspiration to my children and grandchildren by opening up doors I thought were closed to me a long time ago.
Barbie Hoins ’18
Bachelor of Science in Nursing