The RN-to-BSN program at Lindenwood University School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SONAHS) meets the needs of nurses who want to advance their educational preparation to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is designed for students who have completed or are completing basic nursing degree or diploma. The program outcomes reflect the development the expectations of professional nursing practice. The curriculum was developed to achieve the essentials of BSN education through general education and nursing coursework.
Lindenwood University prides itself on providing students with values-centered programs leading to the development of the whole person – an educated, responsible citizen of a global community. The nursing faculty works collaboratively with the Center for Distance Learning and plays a key role in enhancing the education process with various forms of technology. Distance technology provides a stable place for students to receive information, view captured lectures, take tests and quizzes, submit assignments, and conduct high-level intellectual discussions as an integral part of the learning process. Lindenwood University uses Blackboard for our online learning platform.
The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SONAHS) utilizes a hybrid (online and face-to-face) learning environment to facilitate nursing coursework. Hybrid courses have reduced “face-to-face” time that is replaced by time spent outside the traditional classroom including online learning and may include experiential learning in the community or an organization with a preceptor. A hybrid course uses a method of instruction in which 75% or more of the course is taught using a learning management system platform. Lindenwood University utilizes Blackboard as its online platform.
Additional information regarding the hybrid learning environment, hardware/software requirements for online learning, LU Department of Information Technology resources, and “netiquette” expectations are located in the handbook appendices.