American Sentinel University has announced an improvement to its online baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The enhanced online RN to BSN/MSN program now makes it possible for students to take graduate-level courses while completing a BSN degree, which streamlines the path to earning an MSN degree, according to a news release.
The combined 57-credit hour RN to BSN/MSN program provides a faster path to earning an advanced nursing degree than past programs.
A BSN degree is awarded to students midway through the program and an MSN degree is awarded to students upon completion of the program.
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the RN to BSN/MSN program is designed for nurses who want to expand their skills, gain greater career stability and stay on the cutting edge of healthcare, according to the release.
Most hospitals expect RNs to earn advanced nursing degrees so they can make better decisions that positively impact the bottom line and improve patient outcomes, Elaine Foster, MSN, PhD, RN, associate dean, nursing programs at American Sentinel University, said in the release. If a nurse wants to remain competitive, they should earn an advanced degree as the BSN is the new minimum with todays employers.
Interested students can learn more about the program at http://www.americansentinel.edu/nursing/rn-to-m-s-nursing.