Online RN to BSN Program Enrolling for January at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – The RN to BSN degree program at the University of Mobile has made it easier for registered nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing while working a full-time job. Classes are offered online, and all clinical practice experiences now can be obtained while on the job. Plus, the university’s RN to BSN graduates, as well as traditional BSN graduates, will have priority admission to all UM nursing graduate programs.

“We are exited to announce that students may now earn college credit for their on-the-job clinical experiences,” said Dr. Sarah Witherspoon, interim dean of the School of Nursing. Classes are offered online, making it easier for students to continue working full-time while earning their bachelor’s degree.

“This means the RN to BSN student won’t need to take time off from work or find a preceptor, since all clinical practice experiences are derived while on the job.  The student and employer both benefit from these clinical learning activities, and the advanced learning and skills that students gain through earning their BSN,” Witherspoon said.

The School of Nursing is accepting applications now for online classes that start in January 2020. Apply at umobile.edu/apply or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222. For more information about the RN to BSN program or other degrees in the School of Nursing, visit umobile.edu/health.

Licensed career nurses who are ready to advance in their profession are the focus of the specially designed RN to BSN degree. The program builds on the previously acquired knowledge and skills of the RN student. It is designed to enhance knowledge, nursing skills and leadership abilities.

Witherspoon said on-the-job clinical practice experiences include those completed in the student’s work setting, which include specific objectives, expected outcomes, competencies and an evaluation. Students may also collaborate with nursing staff to implement a new procedure, design and implement a patient-centered plan of care with an inter-professional team, write and implement a policy, or educate other healthcare providers.

 About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.