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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program at St. Catharine College in Kentucky is available to individuals who have graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing and are licensed to practice as a registered nurse Opportunities for nursing practice increase once an associate degree prepared RN receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Nursing is a dynamic career that is ever changing to meet the complex health needs of our society.  Currently, BSN prepared RNs are generalsits who have the knowledge to serve in a variety of positions within hospital settings and to  enter school nursing, community health, industry, military/government, and private agencies.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree permits the RN to seek admission to graduate nursing programs.

Special Program Highlights and Features

  • Individualized assignments to compliment one’s area of practice.
  • Weekly scheduled courses in eight and sixteen week time frames.
  • Nursing courses presented in a hybrid format.  Class attendance scheduled every three to four weeks with remaining content completed online.
  • Applications accepted for fall and spring admission.
  • Caring and nurturing faculty who understand the demands of continuing one’s education.

Interesting Courses You Might Take

  • Cultural courses in art, history, sociology and English
  • Public speaking to facilitate the ability to express oneself effectively in multiple settings.

Meet the Instructors

The program is chaired by a doctoral prepared faculty member with a master’s in nursing. The remaining faculty hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Faculty have expertise in the areas in which they teach.  Each is committed to individualizing content to maximize the student’s ability to transfer advanced knowledge into nursing practice.

Career Outlook for Major

Complex health care needs will require RNs to have advanced nursing knowledge in order to practice at a more intense level.  As hospitals require excellence in nursing care to achieve national recognition, RNs are highly encouraged to obtain a BSN.  Typically, a BSN prepared nurse is required by non-hospital settings, i.e. community/public health, schools, hospice, military service, and long-term care.  National nursing organizations recognize BSN prepared nurses as having the capability to adapt and perform quality nursing in a changing health environment. 


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Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor Degree Nursing Program (BSN) is built upon associate nursing outcomes and advancement of nursing knowledge to practice nursing in a variety of settings using the research process and assuming leadership roles.  The BSN nurse is prepared to enter graduate education.

The College holds membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Catholic Education Association, Dominican Higher Education Council, and Council of Independent Kentucky Colleges.