New bachelor of science in nursing signals bright futureFebruary 23, 2016
Did you know… According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of RNs is expected to grow 16 percent by 2024? It’s true. And more employers than ever before are seeking out nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Dallas Nursing Institute has responded to this need with a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
In the last decade, medical records have gone almost 100 percent digital, 3-D printed prosthetic organs have made their debut, and there are now smart phone applications that can allow a doctor to track a patient’s vital signs without ever setting foot in a hospital. One can only imagine where health care will be in another decade.
But some things haven’t changed: Nurses still make up the largest segment of the health care workforce. As the population ages the demand for nurses will only continue to rise.
In order to stay true to our mission, advance the art and science of nursing through academic excellence, and meet the ever-evolving needs of the health care industry, we at Dallas Nursing Institute are launching a new, online RN to BSN program beginning this spring term.
“It was a natural decision for us to expand our programming to the bachelor’s level,” says Dr. Ronald Hyson, executive director of Dallas Nursing Institute. “Our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing will allow DNI to better serve our students and our larger community at this critical time of growth in the field of nursing.”
The RN to BSN program, offered exclusively online, was designed with the non-traditional student in mind, offering individuals the opportunity to further advance their career without having to put their lives on hold.
Furthermore, the program also opens the door to career opportunities in a variety of fields—including mental health, consultation, social assistance, and government—thanks to its four concentrations. “These concentrations will give graduates of DNI’s RN to BSN program a distinct advantage in specific areas that are growing in the industry,” Dr. Hyson explains.
The concentrations include:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Transcultural Nursing: Catering to changing cultural demographics and health care challenges for the practicing nurse, this concentration strengthens a nurse’s ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of treatments for culturally competent health care.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Mental Health Nursing: The national impact of mental illness has reached near-crisis levels. In this concentration, nurses will increase their competencies in the mental health areas of patient care. The broad impact of the nurse’s abilities to assess and intervene with appropriate skill can augment a patient’s ability to improve.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing – eHealth and Telemedicine: Advances in technologies, especially in the health care arena, are increasing rapidly. A nurse must be able to provide ethical, confidential, safe, and evidence-based care while working within a digital environment.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Ethics and Professional Practice: Having a bachelor’s degree provides a nurse access to an entry-level management or leadership position. It is critically important for a BSN-level nurse to have a strong foundation in the ethical implications of health care.
With this program launch comes a renewed commitment to prepare our students to meet the needs of our local communities with compassion, integrity, and excellence in nursing.
“Many nurses would like to return to school to advance their skills,” Dr. Hyson says. “We are proud to offer this new RN to BSN program and give those nurses an entryway to expanded opportunities in an expanding health care landscape.”
Guidance, compassion, and excellence are—and always will be—the cornerstones of a comprehensive nursing education at Dallas Nursing Institute. If you’re looking to advance your career, increase your eligibility for promotion, or change specializations, reach out to us today to learn more about our new RN to BSN program.