PIU has developed a new, innovative RN to BS Nursing program for ambitious nursing professionals who seek career advancement. The program can be completed on an accelerated time frame and is fully online to meet the needs of busy professionals. It has been designed based on research about the competencies needed for professionals to advance in the field. For instance, The American Association of the Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) (2019) Fact Sheet: The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice notes: “Baccalaureate nursing programs encompass all of the course work taught in associate degree and diploma programs plus a more in-depth treatment of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, public and community health, nursing management, and the humanities. The additional course work enhances the student’s professional development, prepares the new nurse for a broader scope of practice, and provides the nurse with a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery." The Fact Sheet underlines that "For more than a decade, policymakers, healthcare authorities, and practice leaders have recognized that education makes a difference when it comes to nursing practice.”
PIU's program is unique in offering cognate and cross-disciplinary courses that professionals can choose from, including:
- Introduction to Human Health and Disease
- Medical Sociology
- Social Psychology
- Introduction to Human rights
*Subject to TRACS approval.