Avila’s RN to BSN program builds upon the knowledge and experience you have obtained in your nursing career and expands that foundation with insight to prepare you for graduate school and/or expansion of professional opportunities.
Avila Advantage is a unique and innovative approach to adult education in Kansas City that offers:
Select from two curriculum tracks to complete your degree:
Our RN to BSN Health Care Management track puts you on the path to increase your career opportunities in health care management.
Our RN to BSN Patient Centered Care track allows you to focus on clinical aspects of nursing and enhance opportunities for growth and movement within clinical areas.
Classes are accelerated and meet one night per week for eight weeks, weekends, online or in blended format.
To Apply, submit an application online at www.avila.edu/advantage along with your official transcripts and a copy of your RN license.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Avila University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887- 6791.
|General Education Requirements|
|Composition I||3 credits|
|Fundamentals of Communication||3 credits|
|Finite Math, College Algebra OR Calc||3 credits|
|World Civ OR American History||3 credits|
|Literature (culturally diverse)||3 credits|
|Philosophy (Ethics required)||3 credits|
|Religious Studies||3 credits|
|Philosophy OR Religious Studies*||3 credits|
|Art, Music OR Theatre Appreciation||3 credits|
|Natural Science||4 credits|
|Self and Society (General Psychology required)||3 credits|
|Social Institutions (Sociology required)||3 credits|
|Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)*||6 credits|
|PY 308 Life Span Development||3 credits|
|BI 250 Microbiology w/ lab||4 credits|
|BI 220 Human Anat & Phys w/ lab||6 credits|
|EC 240 Statistics||3 credits|
|NU 111 Nutrition||3 credits|
|**NU 452 Nursing Pharmacology/test-out||2 credits|
|**NU 453 Health Assessment/test-out||3 credits|
|**NU 456 Health Informatics||2 credits|
|NU 476 Evidence Based Practice||2 credits|
|NU 470 Development of the Professional Nurse II||3 credits|
|HC 305 Healthcare Policy, US Global||3 credits|
|NU 484 Population Based Health Concepts||3 credits|
|NU 489 Capstone Practicum||3 credits|
|Choose One Concentration|
|Patient Centered Care|
|NU 473 Psychosocial Concepts||2 credits|
|HC 310 Healthcare for the Elderly||3 credits|
|NU 485 High Acuity Nursing||3 credits|
|HC 330 Organization of HC Services||3 credits|
|HC 340 Legal Aspects of Healthcare||3 credits|
*denotes a class that meets IS/RS and Philosophy Religious Studies requirement
** after successful completion of these courses, student receives 27 additional hours toward their nursing degree
Spring Semester 2014
January 6 - April 26
Summer Semester 2014
April 28 – August 16
For nursing course rotation information, please contact Jamie McConnell, Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-501-0428.
With a RN to BSN degree, you receive more of the valuable skills desired by employers and are more likely to advance in your career to higher managerial roles at health facilities, such as nursing director, clinical nurse manager, and nurse practitioner. The average salaries for these positions are much higher than a typical RN salary.
The BSN degree will allow you to take your education even further by qualifying you to pursue a master’s degree in nursing.
Career opportunities for individuals with a degree in nursing vary by position, specialty, work setting or population served. Some clinical & non-clinical areas include:
(Information obtained from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 edition)