Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Center for Adult and Professional Studies – CAPS
Current registered nurses in Ohio who want to develop their clinical and managerial skills can complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with Urbana University’s Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS).
Designed for working healthcare professionals, this program combines accelerated theoretical and general education courses with hands-on clinical practice. Urbana’s goal is to provide a curriculum that produces liberally educated, reflective healthcare practitioners who are capable of using research and technology to compassionately meet the needs of patients.
Graduates should be prepared to pursue opportunities in nursing education, community health, nursing management, and more.
Course Topics for the BSN Completion Program
Theory and general education courses in the BSN degree completion program are taught in eight-week blocks, meeting once a week. By moving through each course sequentially, students have the opportunity to focus intensively on one subject at a time. Course topics within the nursing major include:
- Nursing Research
- Health Assessment
- History of Nursing
- Ethics in Healthcare Management
- Pathophysiology and Current Therapies
- Organizational Behavior
Students will also complete general education courses in writing, speech, mathematics, statistics, and more, ensuring they have the general knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to support effective nursing practice.
All students completing the BSN degree must earn at least 126 credits with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing major courses in order to graduate. Two clinical practice courses in leadership and management and community health are also required.
Who Can Apply?
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for currently licensed RNs. To apply, you must provide us with:
- Official college transcript(s) showing that you completed an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing with a GPA of at least a “C”. If you did not earn an associate’s degree, you will need to provide high school and college transcripts showing you completed coursework necessary to qualify as an RN;
- Verification of current, unrestricted Ohio registered nursing license and individual professional liability insurance;
- Evidence of a satisfactory background check in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code;
- Health assessment by physician or advanced practice nurse and validation of immunizations;
- A current CPR certification;
- A completed BSN application form with application fee.