Anderson University offers, in partnership with the School of Adult Learning, an accelerated Bachelor of Science: Nursing (BSN) for registered nurses who have a diploma or associate degree in nursing. The RN-BSN Completion Program emphasizes analytic skills, a liberal arts perspective, and expertise for nursing practice. The BSN focuses on developing students for practice in the professional roles of practitioner, educator, scholar, member of the profession, and leader/manager. Students are prepared to design innovative nursing systems for individuals, families, and communities with complex health states in varied settings.
The RN-BSN Completion Program is designed as a hybrid program, providing both courses in a classroom setting as well as online. The nursing courses may be completed in 16 months. Supporting and liberal arts courses are taken following completion of the nursing curriculum and provide the base for effective nursing practice. Transfer credit is evaluated by the School of Adult Learning and the dean of the School of Nursing or his/her designate.
The program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing. Additionally, the School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree program with three tracks: