College of Mount St. Joseph offers online option for nurses furthering their education

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By: Jill Eichhorn

File Under: nursing, online, rn-bsn

The College of Mount St. Joseph will offer an online program starting in May 2013 for registered nurses looking to further their nursing careers by adding a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). The online format will follow the same coursework as the Mount’s existing classroom program currently uses.

Many hospitals and healthcare organizations now require registered nurses to hold BSN degrees, which position nurses as being better prepared in case management, leadership and being able to work across inpatient or outpatient care.

“A BSN is essential for a registered nurse to advance within his or her career path,” said Kathleen Monahan, MSN program director for the RN-BSN programs. “The Mount offers a face-to-face BSN program and an online BSN program for individual convenience.”

“The Mount has a long tradition of meeting the needs of nurses and local hospitals,” said Darla Vale, Ph.D., interim dean, division of health sciences. “We are extending that tradition this spring with the addition of an online format for the RN to BSN program which will be more convenient for nurses who can’t attend class on a set night or drive to our campus.”

The Mount’s RN to BSN program is accredited by CCNE. Registered nurses who wish to enter the online program can email rnbsn@mail.msj.edu or go to www.msj.edu/rn-bsn for more information.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.