RNtoBSN Curriculum

RNtoBSN Online Courses & Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is quickly becoming the new standard in nursing education, with an institution’s Magnet status requiring over 80% of nurses with a BSN degree or higher. Jones & Bartlett Learning has developed the RNtoBSN Online Curriculum specifically aligned to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Essentials, an industry standard for the structure of the BSN degree.


About the Curriculum

The RNtoBSN courses integrate online media into both individual courses and full curricula, creating a fully customizable, instructionally designed learning plan for instructors and an interactive learning experience designed to maximize knowledge retention for students. All courses include full instructor support and readily available Blackboard cartridges for online programs.

RNtoBSN Course List

Navigate: Nursing Informatics

Navigate: Nursing Informatics examines the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts and health information management systems. The use of technology to help make decisions and to improve the health status of the individual, family, and community will be explored. Students will learn how to apply informatics concepts to a current clinical practice setting by suggesting methods that use technology to improve patient safety and work effectiveness.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Navigate: Professional Practice and Role Development in Nursing

Navigate: Professional Practice and Role Development in Nursing facilitates the development and implementation of strategies to enable the synthesis of professional development for the nurse. The course enables the student to recognize and understand the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery. Students will analyze principles of professional practice and will explore strategies to model the professional practice role in current clinical situations.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership

Navigate: Nursing Leadership

Navigate: Nursing Leadership examines the nurse as a leader in a variety of contexts and settings. This course provides the nurse with the skills needed to ensure that employing organizations are guided accurately and effectively through periods of transformation. The course also provides strategies for handling challenges that arise in health care organizations in order to better assist nurse leaders in creating a healing environment for both consumers and healthcare providers.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care

Navigate: Nursing Ethics

Navigate: Nursing Ethics examines the legal and ethical aspects of the nurse’s role in the delivery and management of health care. This course emphasizes the collaborative nurse-patient relationship along with decision-making approaches and models, rationale for decisions, and the management of care for various ethical situations that occur in nursing practice. Students will engage in role play activities to learn how to respond to ethical conflicts among healthcare team members in clinical settings.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice
Case Studies in Nursing Ethics

Navigate: Global Health Nursing

Navigate: Global Health Nursing uses a multidisciplinary perspective to explore global issues affecting personal, community, and international health and development. The course explores approaches used in health promotion, population health, and primary care to help frame analyses. Students will learn the basic perspectives of health policy issues throughout various geographical regions as well as how they are affected by significant world events, world health services, global health issues, and the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations globally.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies
Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research

Navigate: Community Health Nursing

Navigate: Community Health Nursing explores the demands of the dynamic health care system that require nurses to have an understanding of both community health nursing and population-focused practice. Nurses must be able to span systems of care and focus on the needs of the community no matter where health care services are provided or needed. This course further explores population-focused decision making, community-based strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, primary care services, and disaster prevention and planning which are emerging issues at the forefront of healthcare services.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health

Navigate: Nursing Research

Navigate: Nursing Research stresses the role of the nurse as both researcher and research consumer. It includes both quantitative and qualitative research. Skills necessary to critically read, evaluate, and integrate nursing research into an evidence-based practice are developed in this course. The historical, legal, and ethical aspects of nursing research are considered. This course also focuses on the evaluation and utilization of research and other sources of knowledge necessary to address patient needs and provide quality care. Course content also covers methods, appraisal, and utilization of research findings toward the goal of implementing best practices. Barriers to the use of evidence-based practice as well as facilitating innovations within the workplace are addressed.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research

Navigate: Financial Management in Nursing

Navigate: Financial Management in Nursing explores economic issues relevant to nursing practice and health care. The course uses a systems approach to analyze the financial impact of health care decisions. The course further assesses the financial implications of nursing decisions from a clinical perspective. Topics include a myriad of financial concepts that range from staffing and budgeting to measuring productivity and forecasting costs. The goal of the course is to enable nurses in managerial roles to implement change without negatively affecting patient care outcomes.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar

Navigate: Introduction to Case Management

Navigate: Introduction to Case Management explores case management from a variety of perspectives and settings. Students will learn how to apply principles of care coordination to a current clinical setting. This course will facilitate analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of current models of care coordination.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Introduction to Care Coordination and Nursing Management

Navigate: Introduction to Managed Health Care

Navigate: Introduction to Managed Health Care is designed to familiarize the nurse with the broader context of the healthcare system within which the nurse works. The course reviews key strategic, tactical, and operational aspects of managed health care. The implications of health insurance not only in the commercial sector, but also with Medicare, Medicaid, and military health care are analyzed.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Essentials of Managed Health Care

Navigate: Transcultural Nursing

Navigate: Transcultural Nursing provides a theoretical framework for the delivery of culturally competent nursing care. The course will enable the nurse to navigate through the obstacles that culture can place on the patient/family experience. Through a presentation of the history and theory behind cultural competence in nursing, the course offers key information regarding health beliefs and the impact of culture on both health and illness.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness
Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice

Navigate: Health Assessment for the Experienced Nurse

Navigate: Health Assessment for the Experienced Nurse explores the skills essential to the assessment parameter of the nursing process. The goal of this course is to broaden the learners’ knowledge base, increase assessment skills, and facilitate their ability to apply these skills in a clinical setting. The knowledge from this course is immediately applicable to everyday patient care.

Accompanying Jones & Bartlett Learning Texts:

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

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