The BSN at the Breckinridge School of Nursing is designed to address current and future healthcare workforce needs and to help registered nurses develop skills and knowledge that can be used to help them advance into nursing leadership roles. The BSN includes coursework in the economics of healthcare in a managed care environment, healthcare finance and budget essentials, leadership and communication skills, and case management concepts used in a wide variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum also includes courses in nursing leadership, nursing research, community health, ethics, and general education.
Depending on how many credits are transferred into the BSN by the registered nurse, the normal time to complete the program by a student taking a full-time course load consisting of 13.5 credit hours per quarter ranges from six to nine quarters. A typical academic quarter in the program involves two 6-week courses taught consecutively and one 11-week course. Thus, the full-time student in most quarters would only take two courses at a time, except during a couple of quarters, including the final quarter when the 12-week course that involves a precepted clinical is scheduled. Students may choose to complete the degree on a part-time basis.
ITT Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
This information is specified in the Admission section of the school Catalog, located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf.
The courses that a registered nurse will take in the BSN will depend on the courses that the registered nurse transfers into the BSN. Complete information about course requirements for graduation from the BSN are specified in Program Outline can be found in the Curricula section of the Breckinridge School of Nursing Catalog, located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf. Some of the courses in the BSN include:
One precepted clinical is required during the last quarter of study. The student is responsible for arranging and obtaining both the clinical and preceptor that are satisfactory to the school. Students must develop individualized plans for the clinical.
Only you can determine what fits with your responsibilities, family situation and course load. Most of our students work full-time or part-time while completing their programs of study. Factors you should consider include:
It is easy to apply. Simply, go to http://www.itt-tech.edu/ then click on "Apply now" at the top of the page, fill out the requested information, and an online representative from ITT Technical Institute will contact you. There is no cost associated with applying.
A student must contact the institutions that he/she previously attended as soon as possible and request that each of those institutions MAIL the student's OFFICIAL transcript to:
Please note: Any transcripts (official or unofficial) that are transmitted by the student to ITT Tech will be considered UNOFFICIAL transcripts. Unofficial transcripts cannot be used to award credit. Therefore,all prior attended institutions must send the student's transcripts directly to ITT Technical Institute.
This information is specified in the Tuition, Fees and Tools section of the school Catalog located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf.
A Financial Aid Coordinator will assist you in determining what financial aid you may qualify for, including Federal grants and loans, Veteran benefits, state grants, private loans, and scholarships.
For more information, please refer to the Financial Assistance section of the school Catalog located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf.
Advising support is available to students from their instructors, student support coordinators and tutors.
Textbooks are provided in electronic format (e-Books). Electronic textbooks are delivered online within each of the courses in which you are registered. Textbooks are accessible on the first day of class.
Faculty in the BSN are required to have either a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, and typically have experience in their subject areas.
Communication with the course instructor typically occurs in the online learning management system.
After admission into the program, new online students are required to complete an Online Student Preparatory (OSP) offering prior to attending any course. The OSP introduces the student to the course management and delivery system called Questa. After the OSP offering, technical support is available to students during the following hours: Sundays, 1pm - 12 Midnight; Monday through Friday, 8am - 12 Midnight; and Saturdays, 8am - 7pm EST.
As a student enrolled in the Breckinridge School of Nursing, you will have access to the ITT Technical Institute virtual library, which includes over 80,000 online books and 17,000 full-text periodicals with new publications added regularly.
This information is specified in the Online Course Information section of the current school Catalog, which can be located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf.
This information is specified in the Credit for Previous education Experience section of the current school catalog, located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf.
The Online Division of ITT Technical Institute does not offer test out examinations for courses in its online programs.
The grading policies can be found in the Academic Achievement section of the current school Catalog, located at http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/011.pdf. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned to pass a course. Students may repeat a course, in which less than a "C" was earned, only once during the Program. A second course grade of less than a "C" will result in the student's administrative withdrawal from the Program.
Graduates of the BSN may pursue opportunities to provide generalist nursing care to patients, families, groups and communities across the continuum of healthcare settings. The program helps RNs prepare for a broader scope of nursing practice and may provide a foundation for career mobility into leadership positions.