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RN to BSN Veterans

HRSA Grant for RN to BSN Veterans

Francis Marion University’s (FMU) Department of Nursing (DON) will actively recruit honorably or generally discharged veterans from healthcare organizations and associate-degree programs to complete their BSN through an innovative RN to BSN track, accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).         

Qualified veterans can participate in a one-day simulation experience instead of taking NURS 332 Professional Nursing and Nursing Practice (3 credits).  The one-day competency check off will be for attributes that the qualified veteran participant has acquired during their military training. These competencies include:

·   Delegation

·   Professionalism

·   Cooperation

·   Prioritization

·   Chain of command

·   Ethical reasoning

·   Cultural humility

·   Patient safety

·   Advocacy

These competencies will be evaluated by four developed scenarios. Hybrid simulation using high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients (SPs) scenarios will include:

· A triage situation in which the qualified veteran participant will be asked to prioritize and delegate and communicate appropriately with family members of the victim.

· A substance-abusing co-worker in which the qualified veteran participant will have to display professionalism and follow the appropriate chain of command.

· An end-of-life (EOL) situation that will entail opposing requests (family vs. patient) and the qualified veteran participants will have to chose and enact the appropriate ethical principle as well as advocate for the patient.

·  A patient situation in which the patient and family speak English as a second language and there is a medication error and the qualified veteran participant will have to display cultural humility and interprofessional cooperation to ensure patient safety.

Participating in the simulation scenarios and obtaining a passing competency grade will provide the learner with 3 credits for the course.  NURS 332 Professional Nursing and Nursing Practice is offered every Summer Session I (May to June).  The one day experience will be provided on a day in June that will be established well in advance.

RN to BSN Veterans Brochure


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