RN to BSN: Choose your training at Dallas Nursing InstituteOctober 19, 2016
There is more than one way to be a nurse. Dallas Nursing Institute now offers more degree options than ever, ranging from a LVN to a BSN. Here is everything you need to know to choose a program that’s right for you.
Nurses may have a variety of credentials, from Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), to Registered Nurse (RN), to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and more. Each degree offers different job opportunities, with different levels of responsibility. Many wonder, then, what exactly an RN to BSN program is—who is it for, what does it teach, and what does it take to complete the program successfully?
An RN to BSN program is designed to take Registered Nurses to the next level in their career, so to apply for this program students must already have an RN license. A Registered Nurse may do some direct patient care, such as administering medication, documenting patient symptoms, and performing patient education. A nurse with a BSN, though, has many more options and may have additional responsibilities within a health care organization. To work as a nurse educator, for example, one must have at least a BSN degree.
What you can do at Dallas Nursing Institute
The RN to BSN online program offered here at Dallas Nursing Institute allows students to pursue a BSN degree in one of four concentrations:
- Transcultural Nursing
- Mental Health Focus
- eHealth and Telemedicine
- Ethics and Professional Practice
These four areas of study provide education in the most modern nursing practices, leaving students at the forefront of the health care industry.
Because participants of an RN to BSN program are typically working adults, an online program is a convenient way to continue their education without interrupting their work and home life. However, online education does provide unique challenges. Students participating in DNI’s RN to BSN online program must be dedicated and self-motivated in order to complete the program on time. Typically, an RN can earn their BSN in less than two years.
What does it take to be successful in a nursing career with a BSN?
The answer is much the same as for any nurse—you need compassion, dedication, and a professional attitude. Because nurses with a BSN can work in fields like mental health, public health, and government, it is imperative that students of the RN to BSN program also have a strong desire to help people within their community.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, reach out to DNI for more information on our RN to BSN online program. You can call us at 888-201-8806, or visit the RN to BSN admissions page.