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RN to BSN Nursing Handbook, Section 1: Program Philosophy


TMCC Nursing Student

The Maxine S. Jacobs RN to BSN program is offered in a totally online format. The program is designed to recognize the educational and professional experiences that registered nurses possess and build upon that knowledge to transform their practice and create exceptional nursing leaders in the profession. The RN to BSN can be completed in 12 months and courses are offered in 8-week blocks.

The RN to BSN Nursing Program curriculum is congruent with the TMCC mission statement by promoting student success, academic excellence and instilling a desire for lifelong learning by supporting high-quality education and services within our diverse community. The RN to BSN curriculum develops new nurse leaders prepared to practice and promote positive change within healthcare organizations and systems through the integration of clinical prevention and population health principles. Graduates will positively influence healthcare by analyzing and using current leadership principles, research, evidence-based practice, and informatics to lead and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to improve the health of diverse global communities.

Upon completion of the RN to BSN program, students are expected to:

  1. Integrate principles of leadership, management and continuous quality improvement to promote patient safety and equity across diverse populations.
  2. Incorporate research findings from nursing and other healthcare disciplines to address community health concerns and ensure optimal patient-centered care using evidence-based nursing practice.
  3. Cultivate a professional nursing identity that embraces the values of the profession including advancement as a leader and lifelong learning.
  4. Integrate leadership skills and knowledge of the healthcare, financial, and regulatory systems to advance professional practice.
  5. Integrate theories and concepts from the natural and social sciences, and arts and humanities in professional practice. 
  6. Examine principles of prevention and health promotion to improve equitable health outcomes for individuals, families, groups, and communities. 
  7. Exhibit effective inter-professional communication and collaboration to provide quality, ethical, holistic patient care.
  8. Evaluate information management, innovative technology, and systems in an ethical manner to ensure safe care and enhance clinical judgment and decision-making for continuous quality improvement.