RN to BSN Fast Track Program

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The Fast Track RN/BSN program provides a course of study specifically designed for the working RN. Based on the principles of adult learning theory, and an emphasis on expanding existing professional knowledge, the program prepares RN's for leadership roles in patient care and management. A course in Business in which you will develop a business plan, and a computer course in HIPPA Security are but a few of the new and exciting courses in this curriculum. The program is 48 credits, 27 of nursing and 21 of liberal arts, which includes a 3 credit graduate course.  A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This cohort-based program is offered on campus and in various off-campus locations throughout the state.

Curriculum & Course Requirements

Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Diploma in Nursing if additional college credits have been completed.
  • Current licensure in NJ as a Registered Professional Nurse

Curriculum:

  • Total: 48 credits
  • 27 credits of Nursing courses
  • 21 credits of Liberal Arts and Science courses

Nursing courses (27 credits)

(Revised: July 2013)

Section Course Credits
NURS 340 Primary Care: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs 3
NURS 380 Ethical/Legal Issues in Health Care 3
NURS 385 Health Care Policy & Politics 3
NURS 408 Patient, Family & Community Education for RNs 3
NURS 412 Public Health & Disaster Management for RNs 6
NURS 426 Leadership & Management for RNs 6
NURS 450 Critique & Evaluation of Nursing Research 3

Non-Nursing and Liberal Arts courses (21 credits)

Section Course Credits
Math 122 Statistics I 3
BIO 307 Pathophysiology 3
CIS 317 Computer Informatics, Privacy, and Security for Health Care Professionals 3
RELS 310 Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care 3
CORE 400 The Franciscan Vision 3
MGT 420 Business Dimensions of Health Care 3
BUS 501 Advanced Business Dimensions of Health Care 3

Transfer Credits

There is a potential to transfer in additional credits of liberal arts and science.

Graduate Courses

The curriculum includes a graduate course called "Advanced Business Dimensions of Health Care".
Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 will automatically be accepted into Felician College's Master of Science in Nursing program without any further testing or admission fees.

Duration

15 months (plus a total of 5 weeks with no classes). Students will complete 6 credits in each 8 week session.

When

One full day each week. The class times will vary slightly from session to session. Students must be available from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Cohort style Learning

This program is designed so that students move from session to session in a group. In this "cohort style" of learning, all students in the group take the same courses at the same time.

Contact Information

Dr. Christine Mihal, RN
Associate Dean
Phone: 201-559-6090
Email:  mihalc@felician.edu

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