What's different about Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion Program?
Mount Mary's online RN to BSN Completion program has been constructed for working registered nurses looking to meet the demands of the changing healthcare environment. This accelerated nursing program places emphasis on development of effective leaders who can understand change and take on opportunities in various administrative, clinical management and supervisory roles.
We know that the working schedule of today's nurses can be a challenge, and Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion program is designed specifically for working RNs. Online and accelerated nursing classes are available.
- Program open to both women and men.
- Accelerated, 8-week classes, (allow students to complete the program in as little as two years).
- A campus setting located within Milwaukee’s health care core offers easy collaboration with some of the most prestigious health care organizations in the region for the leadership capstone experience.
- Mount Mary’s RN to BSN program is affordable. Tuition is $25 to $350 lower per credit than regional competitors offering similar degrees.
- Mount Mary acceptance up to 72 credits toward the BSN Completion degree.
- Note: International students are not eligible for this program.
At Mount Mary you will receive a well-rounded education encouraging critical, creative and innovative thinking that will follow your career path where ever it leads you.
*Students choosing to take summer classes may complete the program in less than two years.
Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion program is nationally accredited
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mount Mary University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
Learn more about Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion program
We know that the working schedule of today's nurses can be a challenge, and Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion program is designed specifically for working RNs. The curriculum strengthens each student’s clinical and critical-thinking skills. Courses also fulfill the requirements for baccalaureate nursing education required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Courses are offered in accelerated, 8-week terms, with a 16 week precepted clinical experience allowing students to complete the program in as little as two years.
*All nursing courses are online. Liberal arts coursework may be completed online or on campus.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mount Mary University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
NUR 310 Evidence Based Practice | 3 Credits
The study of basic research and quality improvement principles and their application in the practice of nursing and healthcare. Using various statistical and quality methods and metrics, current research and patient care improvement techniques will be evaluated for applicability in the clinical setting. Critique of current nursing research and case studies will enhance understanding of available information and how it impacts the current delivery of nursing and health care. Pre-requisite MAT 208/216/346 or PSY 310.
NUR 356 Technology and Communication | 3 Credits
Exploration of the principles of electronic/verbal/written patient communication and its value in the delivery of both individual and population health. The course will include an assessment of current available electronic medical record (EMR) systems and their effectiveness in care delivery with special emphasis on their value in interdisciplinary communication and information sharing. Documentation gaps, barriers, and legal requirements will be studied to understand the challenges of communicating in complex environments. Nursing students will assess their own communication styles and those of others to increase awareness of human diversity and the need to modify styles to increase personal effectiveness in teams and with patients/families.
NUR 401 Health Care Economics and Regulation | 3 Credits
Reading and discussion of the evolution of health care as an industry and its overall impact on the economy of the United States and the world in the context of changing demographics. The study of modern day attempts to reign in health care costs, including available nursing research on maintaining or improving quality outcomes while encouraging clinical advancements. Additional focus on the impact of regulation and the legal system on clinical decision-making and patient satisfaction.
NUR 402 Nursing Care in the Community | 3 Credits
This course will enable the student's acquisition of knowledge and experience of the nursing process in home and community settings. Topics will include concepts of infectious disease, epidemiology, and disease surveillance and control. The impacts of cultural diversity, social and physical environments and policy will be included in a community needs assessment based on National Health Care Objectives. Students will demonstrate skills of communication, critical thinking and decision making in non-traditional health care settings.
NUR 420 Nursing Leadership I | 3 Credits
The role of a leader is explored in a health care team environment. Leadership styles as well as the power of authority and influence are explored with appreciation of various patient care situations. Strategies such as patient care simulation, role-play, and clinical case study critique will be utilized to enable the student to explore their personal comfort in a role as a nursing leader. Various nursing leadership roles within the health care setting will be examined for their respective challenges and contributions to quality patient care and healthy work environments.
NUR 421 Nursing Leadership II | 3 Credits
This course enables the nursing student to practice their nursing leadership skills and assess their effectiveness in reflective writings. The emphasis will be on increasing the student's comfort in the role of nurse leader while expanding their personal impact and responsibility in health care settings. Student's will also explore potential nursing career goals and prepare a personal development plan toward their nursing goal achievement. Pre-requisite NUR 420.
NUR 485 Capstone | 3 Credits
This course culminates the program and allows the student to incorporate new knowledge and skills into a clinical practice setting unlike their current work role. The blend of past experience with new will be assessed through personal reflection with interpretation for meaning. Discussions will reinforce the need for continuous learning and self-improvement as well as purpose and meaningful contributions to the care of patients and families.
- Complete the Undergraduate RN to BSN Application.
- Submit official high school and college transcripts.
- Current RN license (to be verified by Mount Mary University)
Returning to school is a big change for you and your family. You have questions. Let us help guide you, provide encouragement, and ease any concerns.
We know how important cost is when selecting a college to complete your BSN. We're committed to helping you make a Mount Mary education affordable. Mount Mary's online RN to BSN program offers a low per-credit tuition. In addition, contact us with questions about scholarships.
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Mount Mary Nursing Program Mission
The Nursing Program commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning, preparing nurses with leadership skills, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice to deliver high quality and safe patient care.
RN to BSN Program Goals
1) Lead with a strong sense of community, compassion, competence and commitment in diverse health care settings. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: II, V
2) Think critically and creatively in the application of their own evidence-based practice across the life span, analyze and utilize technologies in the delivery of quality nursing care and the management of patient information. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: III, IV
3) Integrate the liberal arts with career preparation as an aspiring leader and advocate continuous quality improvement and patient safety. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: I, II, VI
4) Commit to lifelong learning and advancing practice in nursing. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: VII, VIII, IX
RN to BSN Student Outcomes
MMU RN to BSN graduates are prepared to:
1) Seek positions as nurse leaders. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: II, VIII
2) Make clinical decisions based on evidence of nursing practice. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: III, IX
3) Utilize information resources and systems to improve patient care. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: IV, V
4) Collaborate with inter-professional teams toward quality and safe patient care. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: II, VI
5) Analyze and interpret nursing research, identify disparities, and advocate for change in health care. Alignment with Nursing Essentials: I, VII