The RN to BSN program is a post-licensure Baccalaureate program designed to enhance the knowledge of a Registered Nurse. The program is built to serve the workforce needs of the community and align with the current mission of Grayson College. It aims to prepare the graduate to advance his/her career in professional nursing in a variety of health related settings. A central focus of the program is on the continued development of an RN as a member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the healthcare team.
The mission of the Grayson College RN to BSN Nursing program is to prepare graduates to advance his/her career in professional nursing in a variety of health related settings.
The Nursing Faculty supports the vision, philosophy, and mission of Grayson College. The Faculty believes that the community college provides an optimal setting for nursing education. The College provides an atmosphere in which nursing education is complemented through the study of other disciplines.
The Faculty ascribes to the following beliefs:
The registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree fulfills the overlapping roles of Member of the Profession, Provider of Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Health Care Team. Within these roles, the registered nurse utilizes assessment and analytical skills to synthesize information, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care. The registered nurse prepared at the Bachelor’s degree level functions as a professional in both autonomous and collaborative practice.
Nursing education is a continuous learning process empowering students to grow his/her knowledge base. The faculty plan and facilitate learning experiences which promote the application and integration of concept-theoretical knowledge necessary to achieve the program outcomes, while utilizing research principles and evidence-based practice.
Major concepts integrated throughout the program of learning include: professionalism, personal accountability, advocacy, clinical decision making, patient teaching, caring approach, skill competency, resource management, safety, risk reduction, communication, coordination, and collaboration. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to research, theoretical frameworks, management and leadership principles, and the care of special populations such the geriatric patient and community health will also be cultivated. The program of study prepares graduates to demonstrate the essential competencies of graduates of Bachelor’s Nursing Education Programs as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Opportunities are provided for individualized instruction, evaluation, guidance, and academic counseling, but the student is ultimately responsible for meeting learning outcomes and establishing a plan for lifelong learning as a professional.
Member of the Profession:
Provider of Patient-Centered Care
Patient Safety Advocate
Member of the Healthcare Team
Requirements for admission to the RN to BSN program are as follows:
1) Completion of program application and submission of all college transcripts
2) Cumulative college GPA of 2.5
3) Proof of Licensure as a Registered Nurse (unencumbered)
Effective May 31, 2019, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on May 31, 2021.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.
The RN to BSN Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701