RN to BSN Accelerated Degree

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Overview

The RN to BSN Accelerated Degree program provides a fast track to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for motivated registered nurses who wish to expand their skills beyond the clinical aspect of nursing and increase responsibility and leadership in their nursing career.

Bloomfield College is the place to provide the academic foundation and skills needed to excel in today’s complex health-care environment and meet the challenges facing today’s healthcare providers.

The Bloomfield College RN to BSN Accelerated Degree Program is uniquely designed for working professional Registered Nurses (RNs) who have attained an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and have an active New Jersey RN license. It is intended to help complete your BSN degree at a faster pace.

Our accelerated sessions allow you the opportunity to maintain a healthy balance between work and academics with our flexible course offerings. Classes run on a 12-month calendar in a hybrid format combining in-person and online course options.

Please contact Jorge Fernandez, Assistant Director of Admission, at jorge_fernandez@bloomfield.edu or 973-748-9000, ext. 1222 with questions or for assistance.

You can apply online or download an application.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses for the RN to BSN Accelerated Degree program.

Program Completion


You can earn a BSN in 15-18 months by attending classes once a week and completing an online component. All College and General Education requirements must be met to earn the BSN degree; additional courses may be required.

Accreditation


The Bloomfield College nursing program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.


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Contact Information

Lorraine Flood

Lorraine Flood

Director, Nursing Lab

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1659
Office: College Hall, Room 38
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Doreen Gagnon

Doreen Gagnon

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1134
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 8
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Ismat Mikky

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1329
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 10
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Phyllis More

Phyllis More

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1325
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 2
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Lori Ann Palmieri

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1330
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 9
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Rosita Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1331
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 11
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Neddie Serra

Neddie Serra

Chair, Division of Nursing
Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1120
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 3
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Jacquelyn Svercauski

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1328
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 8
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Lisa Ruiz

Division Coordinator

Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1324
Office: 74 Oakland Ave., Room 1
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Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Alpha Chapter

Mission Statement

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all people. We support learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Vision

All three organizations-the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International; The International Honor Society of Nursing Building Corporation; and the International Honor Society of Nursing Foundation-exist to further the vision of the society, which is to create a global community of nurses who lead using scholarship, knowledge, and technology to improve the health of the world’s people.

Membership Information

  • “Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.”
  • Worldwide, more than 340,000 members have been inducted.
  • Sigma Theta Tau is the second largest nursing organization in the world, with more than 120,000 active members.
  • Sixty-one percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees. Forty-eight percent are clinicians, 21 percent are administrators or supervisors and 20 percent are educators or researchers.
  • There are 423 chapters on 523 college campuses in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, and Netherlands.

Benefits of being an active Sigma Theta Tau member include:

  • Eligibility for chapter and international awards, scholarships, and grants
  • Access to the Virginia Henderson On-Line Library
  • Leadership development program and running for an office on the Board
  • Networking opportunities with nurses in every specialty world-wide, which are particularly helpful if you are relocating
  • Subscription to the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Evidence-Based Practice resources, and The opportunity to support nurse colleagues in advancing the profession in research, leadership, and clinical practice

Joining the Iota Alpha Chapter also has additional benefits, including:

  • Participation in an excellent scholarly program each year— focusing on research
  • Research grants for members to further nursing scholarship
  • On-going collaboration with stimulating colleagues—we are a great group of people in this chapter!

New Memberships

Current Students

Iota Alpha chapter has formulated a strategic plan that proposes that sustainable development is necessary for excellence in nursing research, education and practice. We invite persons meeting the requirements for application to join our chapter. Sustainability requires human interaction, collaboration, and commitment.

You are invited to join Iota Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to sustain our purposes:

  • Recognize superior achievement.
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards.
  • Encourage creative work.
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing.

Those qualified to apply are:

  • Undergraduate Students: GPA 3.0 after completing 1/2 of the curriculum
  • Graduate Students with a 3.5 GPA after completing 9 units
  • RN's not currently enrolled in school are eligible as nurse leaders if they have completed at least a baccalaureate degree and are recommended by an active member of the Alpha Eta Chapter.

Nurse Leaders

Practicing Nurses no longer in school

Iota Alpha chapter has formulated a strategic plan that proposes that sustainable development is necessary for excellence in nursing research, education and practice just as excellence in research education and practice is necessary for sustainable development. Toward this end we invite persons meeting the requirements for application to join our chapter. Sustainability requires human interaction, collaboration, and commitment.

You are invited to join Iota Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to sustain our purposes.

The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau are to:

  • Recognize superior achievement.
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards.
  • Encourage creative work.
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing.

Those qualified to apply are:

Transferring or Dual Membership

For current (or inactive) Sigma Theta Tau members interested in establishing membership with Iota Alpha Chapter, go to the website of STTI and select "membership."

There are several options for current or inactive members. It is possible to change chapter affiliation when you renew your membership online. Detailed instructions are available in the FAQs.

Thanks for considering selecting Iota Alpha Chapter as your home chapter.

Sigma Theta International website http://www.nursingsociety.org

Membership Renewal

Do you want to renew your lapsed (or current) membership to Iota Alpha Chapter? Lapsed members pay the same fee as current members. There is no additional reinstatement fee or charge for the years you were away.

To renew your membership to Iota Alpha Chapter, go to the Sigma Theta International website or call: 888.634.7575 (toll free)

Contact Information

Officers and Executive Board
President- Daria Napierkowski, DNP. ANP, CNE (2017-20019)
Vice President- Jacquelyn Svercauski, DNP, RN< CNE (2016-2018)
Secretary- Sharon Puchalski, DNP, WHNP (2016-2018)
Treasurer- Karen Phillips, EdD., RN (2016-2018)
Counselor- Lizy Mathew, EdD, RN (2017-2019)
Bloomfield College Liaison- Lorraine Flood, MSN



"Bloomfield College is a great place to be. As a health educator, I have the opportunity to get to know each student I teach. It is like a little community where you can make a difference in each life you touch.” – Neddie V. Serra, Bloomfield Nursing Faculty
"Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help." – Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN, author of Nurses Are from Heaven