College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Nursing: Online RN to BSN Program

The Instructional Program

SUNY Delhi's online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree provides educational mobility for registered nurses who seek a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. There are two paths to the BSN degree: Students who are already registered nurses may apply directly to the RN to BSN program; other students may apply for the dual degree (AAS/BS in nursing) program.

The RN to BSN program is 100-percent online, offering versatility and flexibility for the working registered nurse. Precepted practicum experiences for select courses are completed in the student's community. Opportunities for full- and part-time study are available to allow students to proceed at their own pace.

The objectives of the program emphasize critical thinking necessary for the management of clients within a constantly changing healthcare environment. A total of 122 credits is required to earn a BSN at SUNY Delhi; however, the length of the program varies depending on the number of appropriate courses transferred from previous lower- and upper-division college course work.

Highlights of the program include the following:

  • Flexible scheduling, allowing students to advance in the program part time or full time,with opportunities to begin the program in fall, spring, or summer semesters.
  • Web-supported classes with easy-to-use technology and technical assistance.
  • A state-of-the-art curriculum delivered by faculty with the highest credentials in the field.
  • Affordable SUNY tuition rates.
  • An opportunity to pursue a degree with other motivated professionals.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission*

  • Current RN unencumbered license
  • Graduation from an accredited associate's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above for prerequisite credits
  • Required courses:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • Microbiology
    • English
    • Psychology
  • A minimum of 60 semester hours from an associate's degree nursing program with nursing coursework grades of "C+" or better
  • Liberal arts and science courses of "C" or better
  • One year of experience practicing as an RN immediately preceding matriculation is recommended
  • The student is responsible for locating a practicum site and preceptor. Please make sure this is something you are able to do before becoming a student at SUNY Delhi

Castle Branch - Mandatory for students who are accepted to this program.

SUNY Delhi's School of Nursing uses Castle Branch to manage practicum requirements of the program (health, background check, CPR, immunizations, etc.). All students accepted into SUNY Delhi's nursing programs will be required to create a profile and complete a background check at the time of acceptance.

*Admissions requirements are subject to change.

CURRICULUM

SUNY Curriculum Code: 2021

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. See SUNY GE Requirements note below, and consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 122

  • All nursing majors have an advisor in the School of Nursing with whom they must consult regularly in planning their semester course work.
  • Nursing classes require a grade of C+ or higher, and allied health courses and liberal arts and science courses require a grade of C or higher.

Major Courses Required- 43 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ALHT 202 Statistics and Research Methods  
  OR 3
MATH 115 Statistics  
ALHT 300 Pathophysiology 3
ALHT 301 Ethics in Health Care 3
ALHT 400 Epidemiology 3
ALHT 401 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 300 Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice
3
NURS 301 Health Assessment 4
NURS 302 Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 303 Health Promotion 3
NURS 400 Leadership and Management in Nursing 4
NURS 401 Population and Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 402 Teaching and Learning in Nursing 3
NURS 403 Senior Practicum 4

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 18 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
UNIV 300 Orientation to Online BSN 3
  Lower- or upper-division liberal arts and sciences elective (course with LASC attribute) 3
  Upper-division (300-level or higher) liberal arts and sciences electives(courses with LASC attribute) 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the SUNY Delhi RN-to-BSN program will:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences, as a cornerstone for professional nursing practice.
  • Use theory, research findings, and evidence to support nursing practice related to disease prevention, health promotion, illness, and restoration of health.
  • Communicate and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to provide client-centered care.
  • Implement interventions to meet the healthcare, education, and counseling needs of diverse client groups.
  • Assume diverse leadership roles across the continuum of care to responsibly manage human, fiscal, and material resources.
  • Integrate values and legal aspects of professional nursing into a variety of practice settings.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of health literacy, information management, and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.