Degree Type: Bachelors Degree
Format: Online

Our Nursing Programs exist to educate and prepare students with diverse backgrounds to flourish as professional nurses who advocate for their patients. Faculty and students co-develop and nurture future nurses who are self-aware and comfortable in multi-cultural settings. Our students demonstrate professional skill, ethical practice, compassionate care, a collaborative spirit and a commitment to lifelong learning and nursing excellence.

  • Designed with working nurses in mind
  • Fully online and designed for flexible completion
  • Local Oregon Nurses are your teachers and colleagues
  • Expand your professional network
  • Integration of faith and equity
  • Accessible and relational faculty

As the health care community focuses on training more registered nurses through advanced education, the Warner Pacific RN to BSN delivers a high-quality, affordable option for nursing professionals who want to achieve their career advancement goals while balancing their dedication to work, family and life commitments.  

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Requirements

  • Must Have an RN Credential
  • Completed application.
  • Completed and signed payment plan worksheet.
  • A minimum of 48 college-level credits from an accredited college or university, or CLEP, PEP, ACE or other standard evaluations.
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on all higher education coursework.
  • Completion of an accredited RN program, licensure as an RN in the state of Oregon.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency is required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) 

The RN to BSN program provides upper division coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to students who already hold RN licensure and an associate degree from an accredited institution.  The program will prepare nurses for positions of leadership and will provide education and training in person-centered care beyond a patient’s immediate physical needs. Care management, transitions of care, organizational leadership and communication, culturally competent care, and nursing at the levels of family, community and population are considered through a lens of Christ-centered social justice.

Courses linked together (didactic and clinical) are taught over a ten-week period.  Didactic and Clinical pairings are taken concurrently. Stand-alone courses are taught within a five-week period.

Cohort Study Curriculum

  • $515 per Credit Hour
  • Online and On-the-Ground Classes
  • One Night a Week
  • 16-Month Schedule
  • 15 courses /40 semester credits
  • Degree Residency: 33 semester credits
  • Requirements for the major:  25 credits; 25 credits in residence, 25 credits upper division
ILR 300A Advanced Information Literacy and Research 3 credits
NURS 310A RN to BSN Transition (Didactic) (pre-requisite: Admission to RN-to-BSN program) 3 credits
NURS 320A Role of the Nurse as a Manager of Care (pre-requisites: NURS 310A/311A) 3 credits
HUM 310A Faith, Living and Learning 3 credits
NURS 330A Health Promotion & Assessment of the RN (Didactic) (pre-requisite: NURS 320A) 3 credits
NURS 350A Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (pre-requisite: NURS 330A) 3 credits
NURS 370A Nursing Research, Statistics and Evidence-Based Practice (pre-requisite: NURS 350A) 3 credits
REL 320A Spirituality, Character and Service 3 credits
NURS 410A Family Care and Community Health ( Didactic) (pre-requisite: NURS 370A)  

2 credits

NURS 411A Family Care and Community Health (Clinical) 1 credit
NURS 420A Epidemiology and Population Health (pre-requisite: NURS 410A) 3 credits
NURS 450A Leadership/Management & Professional Role (Capstone) (pre-requisite: NURS 420A)  

2 credits

NURS 451A Leadership/Management & Professional Role (Clinical) 2 credits
Electives Take 6 credits of upper-division electives

The following courses are recommended:

HCA 306A The Economics of Healthcare and Policy

HCA 310A Health Care Organizational Behavior and Design

HD 320A Human Sexualities

PSY 441A Stress, Trauma, and Self-Care

REL 310A World Religions

SOC 340A Race and Ethnic Relations

SS/SW 420A Addictions, Mental Health, and Trauma

Upper-division transfer work may also apply

6 credits

 

Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the major in Nursing, graduates will be able to:

PO1: Provide professional nursing care informed by a deep and broad exposure to the liberal arts, sound critical thought, and a synthesis of ethical, legal and moral standards.

PO2: Exhibit a person-centered approach to managing care that is balanced with attention to the needs of all, with compassion for those who are underserved, a commitment to justice and mercy and respect for difference that flows from a grounded self-awareness.

PO3: Demonstrate sound self-management that enables perseverance, adaptability, successful functioning in the midst of ambiguity and paradox, and the ability to multi-task.

PO4: Communicate effectively with diverse patients, families, healthcare providers and community members.

PO5: Work both independently and collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams to provide effective person-centered care.

PO6: Understand and apply current evidence to inform population-based care in nursing practice and healthcare leadership roles.

PO7: Incorporate health promotion and disease and injury prevention, based on current evidence, into nursing practice with individuals, families and communities.

PO8: Participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of healthcare technology to facilitate safe, effective, ethical and cost-effective patient care.

PO9: Utilize leadership and communication skills to contribute to the ongoing improvement of nursing and healthcare practices and policies impacting patients and communities locally, nationally and globally.

PO10: Continuously cultivate leadership skills and systemic thinking to ensure effective navigation of complex systems and rapidly changing regulatory environments.

PO11:Plan, implement and evaluate person-centered, goal-directed nursing care based on a holistic assessment of diverse individuals, families and communities across the lifespan, including compassionate end of life care.

Student outcomes are also measured in light of the university’s core themes.

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Meet Our Nursing Faculty

Dr. Tracy Thompson
Interim Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Director of RN to BSN
503-517-1030
tathompson@warnerpacific.edu

Simulation Coordinator and Assistant Professor
503-517-1140

Dr. Tiffany Slover
Assistant Professor
503-517-1579
tslover@warnerpacific.edu

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