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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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The RN to BSN program is a baccalaureate degree completion program including upper division nursing and general education courses. For admission, prospective students must have an associate degree in nursing and an active RN license.

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Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing may apply for admission to FORTIS as an undergraduate student seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The applicant must have an un-encumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for students to become professional nursing practitioners and leaders in the nursing profession.

Some employment titles that may be held by graduates are: staff nurse, charge nurse, pediatric nurse, school nurse, geriatric nurse, oncology nurse, ICU nurse, and psychiatric nurse. After sufficient work experience, the graduate may become a nurse manager, clinical supervisor, head nurse, or nursing director. Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be employed by hospitals, nursing care facilities, clinics, schools, physicians offices, or nursing education programs.


  1. Be proficient in the core nursing competencies of clinical/critical reasoning, patient safety, and quality improvement principles.
  2. Conduct assessments of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations as the basis for planning and delivering care.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with patients and inter-professional teams to improve healthcare outcomes.
  4. Integrate knowledge of research, evidence-based practice, communication skills, theory, and technological tools to implement the professional nursing roles with and in a complex adaptive system.
  5. Function as a leader in health care systems, in professional organizations, and within interdisciplinary teams.
  6. Provide professional nursing care to individuals and populations that includes health promotion and maintenance, illness care, end-of-life care, restoration, and rehabilitation.
  7. Use political, economical, organizational, educational, and advocacy strategies to improve health care delivery to individuals, groups, families, communities, and national and global populations.
  8. Accept personal accountability for lifelong learning, professional growth, and commitment to the advancement of the profession.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.