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RN-to-BSN Program

Nurse talking with patient in hospital bed.

Mission

In accordance with the mission of Weatherford College, the RN-to-BSN Program is committed to enriching the lives of our students and community through innovative, affordable, and accessible learning and cultural opportunities. We improve the communities we serve through educational excellence and attainment of personal goals. The mission of the Weatherford College RN-to-BSN Program is to produce professional nurses committed to improving the health of individuals, groups, and communities. As professional nurses, our graduates effectively practice within complex healthcare systems and assume the roles of member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team.

Vision Statement

We will be recognized as leaders committed to providing high quality nursing education to our community and beyond by producing graduates fully capable of providing optimal care and dedicated to lifelong learning.

Philosophy
Nursing is a patient-centered practice discipline built upon a solid foundation of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. The RN-to-BSN Program expands upon prior knowledge and skills through the integration of research‐based evidence and community health promotion. Our program produces nurses who competently and compassionately provide care to individuals, families, communities.

We believe nurses are patient advocates who work toward health promotion, health restoration and disease prevention as part of the health care team.

We believe utilizing student-centered, adult learning principles produces an environment where students engage with faculty in active learning. Mutual respect and shared responsibility fosters personal and professional growth, clinical reasoning, ethical conduct, and encourages lifelong learning.

General Information

The RN-to-BSN is offered fully online as a one year, three semester program. Students begin in August, complete the Fall, Spring, and flex Summer semesters, and graduate in August. The Fall and Spring semesters are approximately 16 weeks in length, and the summer semester is 12 weeks in length.

Accreditation

This nursing program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

 http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

Program Outcomes

The program tracks completion rate and employment rate for each cohort of students.

Cohort listed by
on-time graduation date

Completion Rate

Employment Rate

Fall 2020 Pending Pending

Program Completion – calculated by program completion within four semesters based on the ACEN definition of on-time completion. Data will be gathered in Fall 2021.

Job Placement – Percentage of graduates employed in the field of professional nursing within one year of graduation. Data will be gathered in Summer 2022.