2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
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2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program

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In the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program, current registered nurses (RNs) who have a diploma or associate degree in nursing are provided with the opportunity to earn a BSN degree.

Walden’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)–accredited RN-BSN completion program is structured to support and equip RNs with specialized skills and current knowledge they can apply on the job immediately. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 75%* of the required credits using the knowledge they already have as an RN. Classes start every 6 weeks.

The hallmark offering of this program is the interactive Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®. With real-time, virtual assessments, students can engage in a highly interactive learning environment through the simulation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply leadership and informatics concepts in decision making to promote patient safety and quality care.
  2. Use evidence based on the sciences, humanities, and research to guide nursing practice across the health-illness continuum in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Evaluate the implications of policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery including the health of vulnerable populations and healthcare disparities.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills to improve patient outcomes.
  5. Implement individual and population-focused interventions to promote health and to prevent and manage disease and injuries.
  6. Exhibit accountability for personal and professional behaviors in accordance with standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct with a commitment to continuous professional development.
  7. Provide patient-centered nursing care based on a comprehensive and focused health assessment across the lifespan using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.


Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion program, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of bachelor’s and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Program Data

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