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Indiana University RN to BSN

Degree Completion Option
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Considering the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option

...to lead change

"In its 2010 report on the future of nursing, the Institute of Medicine recommends an increase in the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020."

—The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, page 12

..to develop professionally

"Today’s healthcare is becoming more and more complex and in order for nurses to provide quality, safe, patient-centered care in that environment, they should take advantage of every educational opportunity...I chose to complete my degree because I wanted to continue to develop professionally. It's been a long time since I completed my ASN, so I thought this would be a great footstep. This program is wonderful for a non-traditional student that is working full-time.  Faculty really extend themselves, making learning what you want and need it to be.  Even though the program is online, I still feel a strong sense of caring and concern."

—Catherine Soares, RN to BSN student

...value in cost

"I believe value in cost and the ability to complete the program without having to come to campus are two of the most positive aspects of this program. I am thankful I chose it. A program like this worked best with working and other areas of my life."

—Lisa Costlow, RN to BSN student

...open doors to higher levels of leadership

"[A BSN] will potentially open doors to higher levels of leadership, if desired. It will show my peers and leaders that I am committed and it will hopefully encourage my colleagues to further their education. The program gives you the freedom to select your general education classes - pick classes that will compliment your nursing knowledge and current experience.  I have found the subjects I selected like history, music and business - to name some - helped me communicate more effectively with my patients and leaders. Also, take advantage of the clinical experiences, it's tough but your knowledge base will expand and you'll be able to bring those experiences back to your unit and hopefully have an impact there."

—Matt Connor, RN to BSN student

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Randall Salyer
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