What's different about Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion Program?
Mount Mary's online RN to BSN Completion program has been constructed for working registered nurses looking to meet the demands of the changing healthcare environment. This accelerated nursing program places emphasis on development of effective leaders who can understand change and take on opportunities in various administrative, clinical management and supervisory roles.
We know that the working schedule of today's nurses can be a challenge, and Mount Mary's RN to BSN Completion program is designed specifically for working RNs. Online and accelerated nursing classes are available.
Features of the program include:
- Program open to both women and men.
- Accelerated, 8-week classes, (allow students to complete the program in as little as two years).
- A campus setting located within Milwaukee’s health care core offers easy collaboration with some of the most prestigious health care organizations in the region for the leadership capstone experience.
- Mount Mary’s RN to BSN program is affordable. Tuition is $25 to $350 lower per credit than regional competitors offering similar degrees.
- Mount Mary acceptance up to 72 credits toward the BSN Completion degree.
- Note: International students are not eligible for this program.
At Mount Mary you will receive a well-rounded education encouraging critical, creative and innovative thinking that will follow your career path where ever it leads you.
*Students choosing to take summer classes may complete the program in less than two years.Apply for Admission
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Program Mission, Vision, and Values
Program Mission: The Nursing Program commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning, preparing nurses with leadership skills, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice to deliver high quality and safe patient care.
Program Vision: Mount Mary University is recognized as a diverse learning community that prepares nurses to practice with individuals, families, communities, and global populations in diverse health care environments to transform patient care.
Program Values: The Nursing Program will develop nurse leaders whose competence, community, compassion and commitment to excellence lead to delivering high quality and safe patient care.
- Lead with a strong sense of community, compassion, competence and commitment in diverse health care settings.
- Think critically and creatively in the application of their own evidence-based practice across the life span, analyze and utilize technologies in the delivery of quality nursing care and the management of patient information.
- Integrate the liberal arts with career preparation as an aspiring leader and advocate continuous quality improvement and patient safety.
- Commit to lifelong learning and advancing practice in nursing.
MMU RN to BSN graduates are prepared to:
- Seek positions as nurse leaders.
- Make clinical decisions based on evidence of nursing practice.
- Utilize information resources and systems to improve patient care.
- Collaborate with inter-professional teams toward quality and safe patient care.
- Analyze and interpret nursing research, identify disparities, and advocate for change in health care.
Meet the Faculty: Kara Groom, RN, MSN, PhD(c)
Kara Groom, RN, MSN, PhD(c)
Chief Nurse Administrator, Department Chair, Faculty
Phone: (414) 930-3391
- BSN University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner, Marquette University
- PhD(c) Marquette University, anticipated completion December 2018
Professional and Scholarly Activities:
Helping students meet learning outcomes in quality improvement, oral presentation, 22nd Annual Nurse Educators Conference, July 2011
Quality and safety in nursing education (QSEN) competencies in program assessment, Co-author for oral presentation, Charting the Course: 2011 QSEN National Forum, May 2011
Comparing interprofessional socialization in mixed discipline and nursing student only cohorts, poster presentation, Celebration of PhD progress, May 2018
Comparing interprofessional socialization in mixed discipline and nursing student only cohorts, poster presentation, Celebration of PhD progress, May 2017
Comparing interprofessional socialization in mixed discipline and nursing student only cohorts, poster presentation, Celebration of PhD progress, April, 2016
Interprofessional socialization: A concept analysis, poster presentation, Celebration of PhD progress, April, 2015
Clearing Summer Cobwebs: A Student-led Refresher Workshop, poster presentation, 2014 QSEN National forum
Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant Award 2015, Primary Investigator, “Comparing interprofessional socialization in mixed discipline and nursing student only cohorts”