I am looking for a good online RN-to-BSN program. I am surprised at how widely the core courses vary from school to school. For example, some schools include pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment, ethics, quality and safety, but others do not...
I wonder if folks might offer their opinions and thought related to this... For those that completed RN-to-BSN or BSN --which courses did you find most valuable?
Here's a list of core courses for some of the schools I've started to review:
American Public University
28 core credits: professional transitions in nursing; assessment, evaluation and clinical decision-making; integrated pathophysiology and clinical pharmacology; science of evidence-based practice; transformational leadership and cultures of safety; emerging scholarship
and trends in healthcare; caring for today's veterans; community health 1 and 2.
30 core credits: writing; issues and trends in professional nursing; concepts and theories in nursing; informatics in healthcare; community health nursing 1 and 2; healthcare policy and economics; essentials of nursing research; health assessment; nursing leadership and mgmt.
Grand Canyon State University
36 core credits: professional dynamics; family-centered health promotion; health assessment; concepts in community and public health; applied statistics for healthcare professionals; intro to nursing research; ethical and spiritual decision making in healthcare; nursing leadership and management; pathophysiology and nursing management of client's health; trends in today's healthcare; capstone and practicum.
Northern Arizona State University
30 core credits: health assessment for RNs with related practicum; basic principles in palliative care; gerontology; intro to nursing as a discipline and profession; research and evidence-based practice; family nursing roles; nursing informatics and healthcare policy; public-health nursing roles; nursing leadership; nursing leadership applications.
34 core credits: conceptual and theoretical thinking in nursing; nursing of families and groups; professional ethics; health promotion and education; nursing care of the aged, disabled and chronically ill; pathophysiology; nursing informatics; quality and safety in professional nursing practice; community and public health nursing; nursing leadership and management; capstone.