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RN to BSN Program

The Panhandle Difference

The RN to BSN Online Program is designed to meet the distinctive challenges that face busy, practicing nurses juggling family, work, and outside obligations. Panhandle State Nursing Faculty are committed to helping you achieve your personal, professional, and educational goals. Our online program is designed for the distance learner, with full and part-time options available. Using a unique approach to advising, we provide each student with an individualized degree plan based upon their needs. Our philosophy of caring and focus on the adult learner has allowed us to develop a unique program that does not require campus attendance. From inquiry to graduation and beyond, students are treated with personalized care and attention. We recognize, appreciate, and respect the need for you to balance family, work, and school.

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Make Getting Your BSN a Priority

The profession of nursing is changing and getting your BSN degree is a priority. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is recommending that 80 percent of nurses in the United States hold a bachelor’s degree by the year 2020. Are you ready? Having earned your bachelor’s degree will maintain your ability to be marketable and competitive in the workplace.

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Advantages of Earning a BSN

Advantages of earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing include increased earnings potential, career opportunities, learning beyond the clinical setting, positively impacting patient outcomes, professional advancement, and increased employment opportunities. BSN prepared nurses are projected to make more over the course of a career than non-degree holding RNs. BSN prepared nurses have knowledge and skills beyond the clinical setting and are able to seek job opportunities in management settings and leadership roles. Hospitals and healthcare agencies actively seek BSN prepared nurses to fill vacancies and many times, non-BSN prepared nurses are unable to fill roles due to accreditation and certification standards of these healthcare agencies. The time to act and start earning your BSN is now. What are you waiting for?

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Contact Us

Program Director

Jaimee McGuire, DNP, NP-C, RN
jaimee.mcguire@opsu.edu

Online Admissions

Faculty and Advising

Jaimee McGuire

Director, Assistant Professor, Student Advisor
jaimee.mcguire@opsu.edu

Advises students with last names A-G

Judy Unruh, Assistant Professor, Student Advisor
judy.unruh@opsu.edu

Advises students with last names H-M

Megan Steele, Instructor, Student Advisor
megands@opsu.edu

Advises students with last names N-Z

BSN Connection Scholarship

The BSN Connection Scholarship is now available for current students, graduates, and alumni of scholarship eligible schools. Scholarship requirements and details are available through the BSN Connection link.

Accreditation

The RN to BSN Program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Initially accredited in February 1999, the RN to BSN program has maintained program accreditation without interruption.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org