RN to BSN Completion Programs in Rhode Island
The RN to BSN completion programs offered in Rhode Island and listed below accept associate's degree nursing and diploma in nursing educated registered nurses with current, unencumbered registered nursing licenses. The RN to BSN program is designed to enhance professional nursing opportunities as well as nursing skills. Students are prepared to assume positions with greater responsibilities and in many cases greater salaries. Graduates are also eligible to pursue master's nursing programs or BS to DNP programs that, upon graduation, offer even more career and earnings opportunities.
The health care industry in Rhode Island employs over 70,000 people according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. Of these positions, 91% require a college education and pay a median hourly rate of $24.001. The mean hourly salary for a staff nurse, according to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, was $33.00. Earning a BSN in nursing does not necessarily have an immediate impact on earnings, however, what it does do is provide graduates with the communication skills, analytical and critical thinking skills and leadership skills needed to move into more demanding leadership positions. In general, positions with greater responsibilities will have higher salaries.
RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Rhode Island
RN to BSN online programs offered in Rhode Island can be completed in as little as 12 month depending on prior education and experience. Credit transfer processes help to streamline the education by avoiding duplication of courses and education, which allows for the accelerated completion times. Contact the programs that meet your needs and goals to learn more.
(Sources: 1: The Hospital Association of Rhode Island)
You may also be interested in the RN to MSN programs offered in Rhode Island.
Schools Offering Online RN to BSN Programs in Rhode Island
Capella University Online
Programs: BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited), BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option, EdD - Reading and Literacy Bridge, MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge
Colorado Technical University
Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN completion (Online)
Grand Canyon University
Programs: MBA and MSN - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Public Health (Bridge) (Online)
University of Phoenix
Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Programs: RN to BSN Degree Completion Option, RN to BSN to MSN Online Option
Grand Canyon University
Programs: Bridge to MS in Nursing: Nursing Education (RN License Required), MBA and MS in Nursing - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Health Care Informatics (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Leadership in Health Care Systems (RN License Required) (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Public Health (Bridge), RN to BSN in Nursing
Sacred Heart University
Programs: RN-BSN-MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader, RN-BSN-MSN – Nurse Education, RN-BSN-MSN – Patient Care Administration
Colleges and Universities Based in Rhode Island Offering an RN to BSN Program
School of Nursing at Rhode Island College
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited.
Programs Offered: BSN, second degree BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: CNS - Public Health/Community Leadership, CNS - Acute care / Critical Care)
- Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908-1991, PH: 401-456-8000
University of Rhode Island College of Nursing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited BSN and MSN programs.
Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Administration, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education, Clinical Specialist in Gerontology, Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner), PhD, Post-Graduate Certificates
- University of Rhode Island, 2 Heathman Road, Kingston, RI 02881-2021, PH: 401-874-2766
Salve Regina University
Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN
- 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4192, PH: 401-847-6650