Maine College of Health Professions
70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240
phone: (207) 795-2840 email: admissions@mchp.edu

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

MCHP is exceptionally proud to be the only college in Maine that offers both the associate's degree in nursing (ADN) and now the RN to BSN program.

About our Program

The addition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program increases the preparedness of nurses for patient care, while also providing opportunity for nurses to advance in their career toward management or departmental positions with higher earnings.

The program accepts both new students and practicing nurses who have earned their ADN from other institutions (nursing and qualifying credits are transferable). Applications are currently being accepted for the RN-BSN program starting in Spring 2019. Click here to access the online application.

Requirements

The complete list of admissions requirements can be found here

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to continue to develop and broaden critical thinking and communication skills, as well as enhance understanding of the practice of nursing. Degree requirements include courses in the sciences, humanities, fine arts, and nursing-specific topics. Students will be required to complete a community health capstone project prior to graduation. Additional information regarding the curriculum can be found here.

  • 122 semester hour minimum requirement for obtaining bachelor's degree.
  • Courses offered in a hybrid online/onsite format with no more than 40% virtual contact.

Program Mission 

The RN to BSN curriculum flows cohesively from the mission and vision of the college; and is consistent with the philosophy, objectives, and purpose of the institution. The college-wide outcomes of communication, critical thinking, competence in the field of study, and professionalism guide program. The RN-BSN Program reflects the most current trends in healthcare education; expanding knowledge and training to a broad range of nursing practice. The bachelor’s level program is another venue for MCHP to offer outstanding education, and nurture the desire for life-long learning.

Learning Outcomes 

Synthesize theories and concepts from a variety of disciplines to ensure excellence in nursing practice, and establish a process of lifelong learning.

Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement initiatives when caring for individuals, families, groups, communities, populations, and other members of the healthcare team.

Integrate research evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences to determine best practices.

Manage and evaluate information from all relevant sources, and utilize technology to inform the delivery of care.

Use leadership skills to examine the roles and responsibilities of the regulatory agencies and their effect on patient care quality, workplace safety, and the scope of nursing and other health professionals’ practice.

Demonstrate effective inter-and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence based, patient centered care.

Apply principles of clinical prevention and population focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost effectiveness, and equity.

Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.

Provide nursing care based on evidence that contributes to safe and high quality patient outcomes within healthcare microsystems.