Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) September 14, 2011 -- Independence University aims to help provide students with the qualifications and capabilities they require to gain financial and professional success in their chosen career path, and is proud to offer an online Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing degree as part of its extensive list of healthcare programs.
Many aspiring nurses opt for associate's degrees in nursing due to the relatively smaller investment in terms of time and tuition, but the ADN doesn't always cater towards their long-term goals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most administrative and managerial positions in the field of nursing require a bachelor's degree, which means that nurses interested in career advancement must earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Master's degree programs generally require proof of a bachelor's degree as part of their admission criteria as well. The Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing degree allows registered nurses to gain the in-depth knowledge and credentials they may need to improve in their current positions and to advance in their careers.
Through courses such as Home Healthcare, Concepts of Professional Nursing, Synthesis of Nursing Practice, Nursing Research, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing, Case Management, Health Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Professional Leadership and Management in Nursing, and Nursing Issues in the 21st Century, the Bachelors of Science Completion in Nursing degree is designed to bolster registered nurses' existing knowledge and proficiencies, equipping them to become better healthcare providers, managers, administrators, and educators. It may also give them the confidence, theoretical background, and qualifications required for admission to a master's degree programs.
The duration of this degree is 24 months. Admission criteria include a valid registered nurse license, sufficient college credit, and a high school diploma/equivalent GED® credential.
For more details on Independence University's healthcare degree programs, call 1-888-752-6177 or visit http://www.independence.edu to request more information.