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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), FlexPath Option

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing accredited* degree program (RN-to-BSN) prepares registered nurses for expanded professional nursing practice that impacts patient, systems, and population outcomes. In the program, learners develop and integrate knowledge and skills in patient-centered care, population health, interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and informatics. Learners who pursue this degree program through the FlexPath option earn a BSN through self-paced demonstrations of competencies.

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General Education Requirements

A minimum of 22.5 program points; see General Education Courses, FlexPath option. †

 

Additional Program Requirements

 

Foundational nursing courses

 

15 program points

 

Undergraduate nursing skills coursework totaling 15 program points †

 

 

Required courses

 

 

21 program points

NHS-FPX4000
Developing a Health Care Perspective

In this course, learners build and strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in their program and in the workplace. Learners engage in interactive activities that help them develop and demonstrate a health care perspective and expand their academic success strategies including organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Learners also develop an understanding of ethics, information literacy, and effective writing. For BS in Health Care Administration, FlexPath option learners only. Must be taken during the learner’s first quarter. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4010
Leading People, Processes, and Organizations in Interprofessional Practice

Learners in this course gain the understanding and abilities needed to champion and lead changes in interprofessional health care practice. Learners use management theories and leadership strategies and apply interdisciplinary collaboration skills to improve systems outcomes while reducing the cost of care. For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4020
Improving Quality of Care and Patient Safety

In this course, learners build and demonstrate the skills necessary to contribute to the quality improvement of health care and patient safety. Learners analyze elements of successful quality improvements as well as factors that lead to patient safety risks. In addition, learners identify organizational interventions to promote patient safety and facilitate quality improvement processes to achieve desired patient, systems, and population outcomes. For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4030
Making Evidence-Based Decisions

Learners in this course interpret research and apply an evidence-based practice model to make informed decisions in care planning. Learners analyze the relevance and effectiveness of evidence in the processes of clinical reasoning and judgement to support interventions that result in desired patient, systems, and population outcomes.  For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4040
Managing Health Information and Technology

In this course, learners leverage technology to effectively and efficiently achieve desired patient, systems, and population outcomes. Learners develop and demonstrate generalist nursing practices needed to manage health information and patient care technologies. Learners also develop strategies to improve security of patient information.  For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4050
Coordinating Patient-Centered Care

Learners in this course apply the knowledge and skills needed to respond to the unique biopsychosocial attributes and situational context of each individual patient while recognizing the patient as full partner in all health care decision making. Learners collaborate and adapt practices to support patient-centered care and defend decisions based on the code of ethics for nursing.  For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points
NURS-FPX4060
Practicing in the Community to Improve Population Health

In this course, learners analyze the community and public health milieu, with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention for culturally diverse people within a variety of community settings. Learners apply principles of community and public health, health promotion, epidemiology, social determinants of health, and social justice to achieve equity, eliminate disparities, and create environments to improve health and safety. Learners also examine leading health care indicators, health policy, and emergency preparedness.  For BSN, FlexPath option learners only.

3 program points

 

 

Elective courses

 

 

28.5 program points

 

Choose additional FlexPath undergraduate courses to fulfill total program points. †

 

 

Capstone course

 

 

3 program points

Taken during the learner’s final quarter:

NURS-FPX4900 *
Capstone Project for Nursing

The capstone course is the culmination of the BSN degree program and provides learners the opportunity to demonstrate the competencies they have gained during their program. Learners integrate new knowledge from the literature into practice via direct practicum hours in a patient, family, or group setting to demonstrate proficiency and create high-quality deliverables to apply in future practice. In the capstone experience, learners also further apply their knowledge of the program outcomes.  For BSN, FlexPath option learners only. Must be taken during the learner's final session. Prerequisite(s): NURS-FPX4010, NURS-FPX4020, NURS-FPX4030, NURS-FPX4040, NURS-FPX4050, completion of or concurrent registration in NURS-FPX4060. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

3 program points

 

 

Total

 

 

At least 90 program points

* The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

† Learners in this degree program choose general education, foundational nursing, and elective courses from the FlexPath (-FPX) course list.

Washington residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this degree program.

The BSN, FlexPath option degree program requires learners to maintain a current, independently verifiable, and unrestricted RN license throughout their program.

GuidedPath courses and FlexPath courses fulfill the program requirements and prerequisites for each delivery model.

 
 
 
 
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