BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University will offer a 100 percent online RN to BSN program beginning in January 2021. The updated course offerings are designed to provide a better pathway for working RNs to complete their bachelor of science in nursing. Bluffton’s nursing program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
“The current focus of professional nursing is to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses working in hospitals and community settings,” said Dr. Sherri Winegardner, director of nursing. “Research has indicated that patients demonstrate improved healthcare outcomes when cared for in organizations with a higher percentage of BSN-prepared nurses on staff.”
Nurses with a BSN are in high demand in hospitals and community settings. Bluffton’s RN to BSN program is an accredited degree-completion program designed to fit the needs of working adults with a nursing license but not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students can complete their degree in as few as two years.
Located on a 65-acre residential campus, Bluffton offers 86 majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate students, including nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work.
Opportunities for working adults include accounting, business management and RN to BSN degree-completion programs and graduate programs in business administration (MBA), education and organizational management.
Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, Bluffton University graduates are prepared for life. Ninety-nine percent of Bluffton alumni are employed or in graduate school or long-term service within six months of graduation.