MCHP is the only college in Maine to offer both an RN to Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the Associate Degree in Nursing. Earning a bachelor’s degree can help you improve your skills, advance your career, and increase your earnings. Students continue to develop and broaden critical thinking, communication skills, and the practice of nursing. The program is currently a hybrid of classroom and online learning with a final clinical capstone course. The program accepts both new graduates and practicing nurses who have earned their Associate degree in Nursing. Prior credits may be transferable.
In order to graduate from the RN to BSN program at MCHP, students should expect to achieve the following goals:
- Synthesize theories and concepts from a variety of disciplines to ensure excellence in nursing practice, and establish a process of lifelong learning.
- Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement initiatives when caring for individuals, families, groups, communities, populations, and other members of the healthcare team.
- Integrate research evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences to determine best practices.
- Manage and evaluate information from all relevant sources, and utilize technology to inform the delivery of care.
- Use leadership skills to examine the roles and responsibilities of the regulatory agencies and their effect on patient care quality, workplace safety, and the scope of nursing and other health professionals’ practice.
- Demonstrate effective inter-and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care.
- Apply principles of clinical prevention and population-focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and equity.
- Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Provide nursing care based on evidence that contributes to safe and high-quality patient outcomes within healthcare microsystems.