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Jacksonville University

Founded more than 70 years ago, Jacksonville University (JU) has more than 18,000 alumni. Located on a beautiful 260-acre campus overlooking the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, JU is a traditional, accredited, long-standing University with an outstanding faculty, NCAA Division I athletic teams to cheer for and unparalleled academic and technical support. JU offers one of the largest online RN to BSN degree programs in the country and is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost teaching institutions. Faculty have won four Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year Awards in recent years. In fact, Jacksonville University has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2007 list.

As a member of the University Alliance Online, the nation’s largest exclusive e-Learning provider of degree and certificate programs from accredited universities, JU currently offers the most technologically advanced Online Learning Management System for online RN to BSN degree programs. Through advanced Internet technology, JU students are immersed in a stimulating online learning environment that includes streaming video and audio lectures, Internet message boards, chat rooms and email.

Online Nursing Program

RNs with an accredited Associate’s degree or nursing Diploma may be well on their way towards their BSN degree. Jacksonville University will award up to 30 credit hours for an active U.S. RN license and transfer credits from other accredited universities and institutions of higher learning. JU also accepts up to 30 hours through CLEP exams.

Courses within the Online RN to BSN degree include: Dimensions of Professional Practice, Nursing Assessment for the Experienced Nurse, Nursing Research for the Experienced Nurse, Health Promotion & Rehabilitation Nursing Theory, Physiological Adaptation to Illness, Critical Care Nursing Theory for the Experienced Nurse, Community Health Nursing Theory for the Experienced Nurse, Community Health Nursing Practice for the Experienced Nurse, Leadership & Management in Professional Practice, Professional Nursing Synthesis for the Experienced Nurse, Elective: Nursing Art: Magic of Music Interventions, and Elective: Omega Strategies.

Accreditation

Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)

The purpose of Jacksonville University’s online RN to BSN degree program is to produce exceptional nurses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is based on a strong liberal arts and science foundation and is offered to traditional and nontraditional students. The online program, one of the most popular in the nation, provides opportunities for RNs to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude that will equip them to perform creatively, ethically and effectively within their organizations – without ever setting foot on campus. By using state-of-the-art proprietary technology offered through the University Alliance Online, Jacksonville University’s RN to BSN degree program is the only BSN degree program in the nation to deliver streaming audio and video lectures online. Students can attend class anytime, anywhere, 24/7. No campus attendance is ever required.

Accreditation: Accredited by the SACS to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The
School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Delivery Format: Online
Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English