The Accelerated BSN program focuses on developing clinical skills, teaching abilities, interpersonal skills and job-related competencies in nursing students. The accelerated BSN program builds upon the existing nursing experience and transitions students from undergraduate to graduate degrees in other related fields such as public health, education or rehabilitation. This accelerated BSN program helps students gain a thorough understanding of the clinical requirements, the roles nurses perform in patient care, the various nursing disciplines and the clinical practices required for this profession. The accelerated BSN program also develops nursing students' career skills, career planning, leadership and teamwork.
The accelerated BSN program allows students to focus on the clinical practice, clinical fundamentals and the clinical skills necessary to provide the highest level of care. In the accelerated BSN program, clinical learning is integrated into the curriculum, and students are trained in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of health problems. The clinical experiences to develop students' critical thinking, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills. Nursing programs often combine classroom work and clinical work through supervised clinical practices and supervised lab studies.
The accelerated BSN program helps students understand and communicate with patients and their families. The program focuses on the relationship between the nurse and patient. Students must be able to relate to the emotions and concerns of patients and their families. The accelerated BSN program prepares students for the challenges of being a nurse in the complex clinical setting and prepares them to be leaders in their nursing careers. During the clinical experience, students will be evaluated on their skills, their knowledge and their clinical competency.
Clinical skills include understanding the physical and emotional needs of patients; recognizing and managing medical issues; and interacting with other health care professionals. Clinical practice focuses on the skills required for providing basic care to patients in an academic, independent, and patient-oriented environment. The clinical programs prepare students to perform basic clinical skills in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and public health facilities.
There are four clinical programs available in the accelerated BSN program, and they are known as the clinical programs of nursing. These clinical programs include the Basic Life Support, Intermediate Care Practice, Specialized Care Practice, and the Health Professions. All the clinical programs help students prepare for the challenges of working in the clinical environment. These clinical programs prepare students to provide quality care to all patients by providing hands-on clinical experience.
Clinical skills training can be obtained in the clinical environment through supervised clinical experiences or through clinical internships. The clinical internship . . . . . . can be in any of the clinical programs of nursing. During the internship, students learn the basics of the clinical environment including diagnosis and procedures, assessment and management of illness, and the clinical concepts of nutrition, prevention, and personal care. After the internship students gain clinical skills by applying these skills to clinical practice by working in an onsite setting under the supervision of a registered nurse. During the clinical rotations, students also meet with colleagues to discuss their clinical experiences and learn about the clinical environments and how the clinical concepts apply to their own clinical practice. Students can apply for clinical rotations at local hospitals, nursing homes or other healthcare facilities, depending on their availability and the availability of a clinical placement.