RN to BSN Pathway
The need for qualified healthcare workers, especially those in nursing, is continuously on the rise. For those who are already practicing RNs, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will give them the additional knowledge and competitive edge within the healthcare field of nursing.
The Education Fund has partnered with Colorado Technical University (CTU) to offer the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to eligible members. This program allows current RNs to complete their BSN through 180 credit hours of coursework, completely online. 24/7 access to the virtual classroom, along with an Academic Success Coach, allows students flexibility and support throughout the program. The RN to BSN program is designed to help nurses acquire the knowledge and skills needed to expand their practice options for a variety of clinical and administrative leadership activities and to manage change in an increasingly complex and diverse environment.
What Are the Advantages of Receiving Your BSN degree?
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Generally, registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one.”
- Widen an RN’s career opportunities; with a strong education, excellent performance, and a thorough dedication to the field, RNs with a BSN degree may be able to move into management or a business-oriented role within the healthcare industry.
- Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, regulation, accreditation and trends in healthcare to active participation in the profession of nursing serving as a patient advocate.
- A BSN program can also help students care for a wider range of patients as well as prepare them for the rigors of leadership in the nursing profession.
- Work in a SEIU 121RN or SEIU UHW bargaining unit for which the employer makes an Education Fund contribution
- Are a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
- Have completed your initial probationary period.
Please check back November 2021.
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