ASA College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is intended for students desiring to become a Registered Nurse. There are many opportunities for nurses with experience and a BSN degree. Traditionally a field that provided a constant number of nursing career opportunities, health care is now growing at an unprecedented rate. Driven by technological developments, rapid advancements in disease prevention and health promotion, increased public awareness of health concerns, and a booming, aging population, this field offers you a wide variety of job openings, ranging from traditional but expanded patient care to health care administration, research and education.
The BSN degree program will strengthen the ability of ASA graduates to begin their careers in entry-level nursing positions in the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives. Growth also is expected to be faster than average in outpatient care centers, where patients do not stay overnight, such as those which provide same-day chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgery. In addition, an increased number of procedures, as well as more sophisticated procedures previously done only in hospitals, are being performed in ambulatory care settings and physicians’ offices. The Bureau also notes that registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one (U.S. Department of Labor , 2016) . Graduates from this program will be recognized as having leadership skills, clinical competency and a strong commitment to the nursing profession. They will be prepared to enter advanced degree programs in nursing and have the potential for assuming leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has recognized the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice. Many hospitals have or are striving towards receiving magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. Hospitals that have received magnet status will only hire entry level graduates with a BSN. Thus, meeting the growing trend towards entry level BSN graduates.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited August 15, 2018).
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SAMPLE OF PROFESSIONAL COURSES:
- Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care
- Health Assessment Skills
- Nursing Theory and Foundations in Nursing
- Informatics in Nursing Practice
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing
- Pharmacology and the Disease Process
- Medical Surgical Nursing I
- Medical Surgical Nursing II & Care of the Older Adults
- Evidenced Based Practice, Roles and Responsibilities
- Women’s Health
- Pediatric Health
- Mental Health Nursing
- Community Health and Special Populations
- Nursing Leadership and Management
- Registered Nurses in Hospitals, Rehabilitation Facilities, Home Health, Mental Health Facilities
- Clinical Nurse Educators
- Nurse Educator Roles
- Nurse Leadership Roles
- Nursing Informatics Roles
- Nurse Research Roles
Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.), granted by the Florida Board of Nursing, upon successful completion of all degree requirements and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN examination.