HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Centenary University is now accepting applications for its new RN to BSN program, which creates an academic pathway for registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Developed in collaboration with Atlantic Health System, the program will enroll its first cohort for classes beginning in fall 2023.
“Earning a BSN holds numerous benefits for working nurses, including cultivation of leadership skills that can lead to greater career mobility and job satisfaction, as well as strengthened hospital and patient outcomes,” explained Director of the University’s RN to BSN program Rebecca A. Seaman, Ed.D., RN. “This program will address issues at the forefront of nursing today, including health equity and health disparities, as well as healthcare-related policies that impact nurses in the workplace.”
Centenary’s RN to BSN program is designed to be completed in five semesters and is structured in a cohort model to ensure these working professionals build a sustainable network as they pursue their BSN. The program will include a 50-hour capstone practicum experience centered on leadership and management principles. Taking into consideration the needs of the RN to BSN students, the program is structured so nurses can complete the majority of the practicum experience at their place of employment.
Classes will be held primarily online, with asynchronous opportunities to connect students with faculty and peers. Qualified applicants can take any necessary prerequisites this spring and begin nursing classes in the fall. Students can consult with their nursing advisor to determine their eligibility and a path for entry into the program.
Applicants must be registered nurses who have a full and unrestricted license from the state board of nursing to practice. Students completing their nursing coursework from a community college in spring/summer 2023 are also eligible to apply.
Introduction of the RN to BSN program at Centenary is part of the University’s broader expansion into health and wellness programs. Under the direction of Interim Dean of the School of Natural, Health, Social, and Behavioral Sciences Craig Fuller, Ph.D., Centenary has launched a variety of new health-related degrees and concentrations, including medical laboratory science, health science, public health, and exercise science, in addition to the RN to BSN program.
For more information about the RN to BSN program at Centenary, or to start an application, click here or contact Rebecca Seaman, Ed.D., RN, at 908-852-1400, ext. 2254.