R.N. to B.S. in Nursing
New York State now requires all Registered Nurses to earn their BSN within 10 years of licensure - Roberts' R.N. to B.S. can help you achieve this requirement in less time! (Learn more about "BSN in 10" NYS Senate Bill S3520A from the 2017-2018 Legislative Session).
If you are a working R.N., this unique program offers an accelerated alternative to the traditional method of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) that can be completed in 15 months!
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Classes1-Night a Week or 100% Online!
Program Credits: 36
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- September 2, 2021
At Syracuse, NY
- October 26, 2021
- October 27, 2021
At Roberts Campus
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Why Earn Your BS Now?
Healthcare in the US has become increasingly complex with many nurses stepping into leadership positions. Many hospitals are making it a policy to require every nurse to have a minimum of a BS, or at least an agreement to pursue that degree within a period of time.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, all magnet hospitals require their managers to have a minimum of a bachelors or masters degree in nursing. The current nursing environment is becoming more competitive, meaning that earning a BS is now more crucial for nurses than ever before.
With the current nursing shortage and complex environments, the need for qualified nurses has increased. Your BS degree will cover relevant and current subject material related to this ever changing field.
Roberts Wesleyan College designed their RN to BS program to meet the full needs of an adult learner who is already a registered nurse. This program is focused on bringing students the convenience and flexibility to continue with any current nursing and life responsibilities, all while pursuing their BS. Students are given the support, tools, and technology needed to successfully complete their nursing degree.
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Earn a bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College to enhance your nursing skills, credentials, and education. This RN to BS college degree program is suited for students who are currently registered nurses who wish to broaden their professional skill set. Enroll in Roberts RN to BS program, and expand your career options within the healthcare industry. Additionally, a BS can provide nurses with educational experience to take on enhanced responsibilities and pursue roles at a management level that often require in-depth training.
RN to BS in Nursing Overview
The BS program at Roberts Wesleyan College is designed to accommodate your lifestyle with an accelerated program that can be completed in only 15 months.
Nurses are required to work in complex and ever-changing environments. This program will enhance your clinical and professional development in many areas including:
Promoting Safe Nursing Practices and Quality Patient Outcomes
Using Evidence-Based Practice to Plan and Evaluate Outcomes of Care
Forming Strategies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across Patient Populations
Communicating with Interdisciplinary Teams to Lead New Healthcare Initiatives
Interpreting Trends in Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
Our RN to BS program also features highlights that encourage students to focus on education without the additional hardships of being a student. These highlights include:
R.N. to B.S. in 15 Months! New York State Now Requires RN's to Earn Their BSN Within 10 years of Licensure
Practice Experience Met Through Program Coursework and in the Workplace
Cost of Textbooks Included In Tuition
Offered Completely Online or 1 Night a Week in Multiple Classroom Locations
95% of Students Were Employed Full-Time Within a Year of Graduation According to the Roberts Wesleyan Career Services Annual Report
Exam-Free Curriculum Grades based on papers, presentations, and projects
Personalized 1:1 Academic Advisement
Your courses will be taught by faculty who have gained real-world knowledge, proficiency in their area of nursing practice, and have demonstrated scholarship. You will apply knowledge gained to client, family, and community concepts across a framework through critical thinking, research, nursing skills, and theory. Graduates from Roberts Wesleyan College with an R.N. bachelor's degree will be prepared to practice using advocacy, autonomy, accountability, ethics, and respect. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will be able to:
Apply nursing leadership concepts and skills
Apply current evidence, critical thinking, and assessment skills to professional nursing practice.v
Learn to advocate for local, state, and federal policies that affect health, health care delivery, and health care management
Use communication and collaboration skills to educate peers, healthcare professionals, patients, and the overall community they serve
Assess health and wellness beliefs and practices to promote health and disease prevention among individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, through lifelong learning and engagement
Integrate holistic nursing knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes into nursing practice
Popular Careers & Employers
As populations age, and nursing professionals retire, there is a growing demand for qualified individuals to step up to deliver quality care. Many of these professional nursing positions can be found outside of hospitals and in the community through long term care facilities, outpatient centers, and in the homes of patients.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for registered nurses are expected to grow 7% through 2029 - much faster than the average. Registered nurses also earned an average annual salary of $73,300 in 2019.
Along with this growth comes a combined demand for nurses with bachelor’s-level degrees. Here are a few in-demand careers for those who graduate with a BS degree:
- Registered Nurse
- Nurse Case Manager
- Ambulatory Care Manager
- Director of Quality Improvement & Performance
- Clinical Registered Nurse
- University of Rochester Medical Center
- Monroe Plan
- Unity Health Systems
- Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Boulder, Colorado
- Erie County Medical Center
Seize your opportunity to broaden your experience in the nursing field. Your RN to BS courses will foster your personal and professional development by building self-confidence, ethical values, and integrity. Through the cultivation of your professional knowledge and modalities, you can effectively communicate with patients and families.
In practice experiences, students will acquire knowledge and skills by interacting with healthcare professionals and engaging in rich learning simulations. Nursing students will also focus on developing and refining interprofessional, leadership, and assessment in intervention skills.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited February 2, 2021).
Alumni Making A Difference
Graduates of the
R.N. to B.S. Completion Program
Ja'Mia Hewitt '17
Clinical Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Rochester Regional Health
Angella Watson '17
Certified Endoscopy Nurse, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Roberts are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
With an associate’s degree from an accredited university or community college, you can complete your RN to BS program in as little as 15 months.
No. Although a registered nurse may have their BS, the qualifications are not the same. RN stands for registered nurse, which is a title given to nursing professionals who have completed educational and licensure requirements in nursing. All New York State RNs must have earned a diploma or a degree in nursing from an approved nursing program and pass a state board exam known as the NCLEX-RN, however these requirements may vary for other states.
Salaries for practicing nurses vary depending on several factors, including years of full time work experience, level of education, industry, and position.
The median annual wage for registered nurses in May 2019 was $73,300 according to research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that same year, nurses in government ($79,790) and state, local and private hospitals ($75,030) were among the top earners. Additionally, ambulatory healthcare services earned $70,330, nursing and residential care facilities earned $66,250, and educational services in local, state, and private sectors earned $63,690.
Those with an RN who are considering the value in getting their BS should understand its current value and importance. Here are a few reasons why you might consider an RN to BSN program:
- Magnet hospitals. As more hospitals seek magnet destinations to attract and signify to patients that their facility provides quality healthcare, many RNs are being asked to return to school to earn their degrees as a BS. Earning your BS may make you more marketable to desired facilities that seek interest in those with quality training and education from a BS.
- AACN Endorsement. The national voice for academic nursing education is the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). A statement was published in 1996 that endorsed the baccalaureate degree as the minimal preparation for professional practice.
- Additional nursing career opportunities. Having your BS degree may open new career opportunities. Management roles, specialty positions, and other nursing positions typically require applications to hold a BS. Recognizing the value of a more educated nursing staff, many institutions now require their nurses to hold a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
- Opportunity for Graduate education. Think proactively and envision your future in nursing. Earning your BS degree will place you one step closer to pursuing an advanced role such as a nurse educator, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, nurse researcher, or clinical nurse specialist.