Nightingale College offers two programs to broaden your skillset: the MSN Ed Program and the RN-to-BSN Program. The BSN program prepares graduates for entry-level practice in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. Registered nurses (RNs)* practice the art and science of nursing by utilizing the nursing process and functions interdependently with other members of the health care team. Nursing is a dynamic profession that contributes significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
*Obtaining a degree from Nightingale College does not guarantee that the NCLEX® will be passed.
Passing the NCLEX® is required for RN licensure.
The RN-to-BSN Program is designed to further develop skills, reasoning, and attributes of licensed professional registered nurses (RNs). The RN-to-BSN Program curriculum is grounded in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing.
Learners engage in didactic and capstone experiences in community nursing, leadership, policy, ethics, critical care, gerontology, health promotion, disease prevention, informatics, and other key nursing concepts. The curriculum is specifically constructed to promote career mobility in nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed RN-to-BSN Program curriculum, the learner will earn an Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
The MSN Ed Program content and processes are consistent with the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Competencies. The Program is focused on the preparation of highly qualified educators and consists of developing core knowledge related to complexities of health care, access, quality, and costs for diverse populations. New nursing knowledge includes research, theory, technology applied to nursing practice, evidence-based practice, ethics, and new roles for master’s prepared nurses. The nurse educator focuses on learning styles, the development and socialization of learners, and strategies to facilitate learning. Educators also need to organize their activities around learning theories. Developing curriculum, objectives, and learning modules are part of an educator role.
The MSN Ed Program, in alignment with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs, has identified Program outcomes, including Program-level learner outcomes and competencies, alumni outcomes, and faculty outcomes to evaluate the MSNEd Program effectiveness. The learner outcomes include program completion and employment rates, achievement of the College’s graduate general education goals, achievement of expected learner outcomes, satisfaction with courses and instruction, and satisfaction with overall program effectiveness.