BANGOR — In order to meet the needs of aspiring, passionate and hard-working nurses, Beal College is offering their BSN program as a fully online experience.
Under Beal College’s Dean of Nursing, Dr. Colleen Koob direction, Beal College will be unveiling its online bachelor of science nursing program on Oct. 28. The flexibility of an online BSN allows more nurses to take a step toward the having higher educated nurses in our communities.
Nurses are incredibly busy with 12 hour shifts that can happen day or night. Fitting in a traditional bachelor degree program for a nurse might not be feasible.
“It becomes hard [for nurses] to schedule a time to continue your education,” Koob said.
The BSN program strives to create a well-rounded professional nurse. Course work in the BSN program includes what Koob assures are the “fun” classes in nursing, where students get to use their professional skills and knowledge to think outside of the box for their patients.
Beal’s BSN program provides courses that help nursing students improve their quality of care, prepare them for various advanced roles like becoming a care manager through training in leadership, and helping them explore treatment options outside of the pharmaceutical realm.
Students have the unique opportunity to broaden their practice by learning about the field of holistic healthcare. This instruction includes popular alternative therapies like acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki and beyond. In addition to developing a wide array of professional nursing techniques, Beal’s BSN program also puts a purposeful focus on diversity in the healthcare field with their “Transcultural Perspectives in Healthcare” course. Other coursework included in the BSN program are genetics, pathophysiology, nursing leadership and bioinformatics.
The admissions process for the online courses is streamlined. All potential students need is an unencumbered nursing license and an associates degree from an accredited college. Students also have the opportunity to join the program at six times throughout the year with Beal College’s accommodating schedule.
Beal’s BSN follows the classic modular scheduling system of 8 week courses. The online coursework allows for students to continue their busy lives as nurses while advancing their knowledge and their careers. The BSN program takes 14 months to complete if students take only 2 classes per module. Students also have the option of taking a 28 month path to a bachelor of science in nursing degree by taking one course per mod, allowing even more flexibility for professional schedules.
In the online coursework, weekly assignments will be held in synchronous and asynchronous sessions to allow for individualized time management as well as accessibility of group work and interactive components. Video content and communication will also be a facet of the online BSN program, still allowing for that valuable connection between teacher, student, and community to exist in this platform.
Beal College’s new BSN program has passionate instructors and practical schedules all within their caring environment. Beal is currently accepting BSN program students for their upcoming mod. Nurses should look no further than Beal for the next step in their higher education journey.
About Beal College
Beal College offers diploma, associate and bachelor degrees on-campus and online in an environment that values small class sizes, individualized attention, and a hands-on experience. Founded in 1891, Beal College is the longest-running higher education institution in Bangor, preparing students for careers in fields as diverse as nursing (ADN and RN to BSN), biomedical science (BS), medical assisting, health information (AS and BS) law enforcement, substance abuse counseling, welding and more. To find out more, visit bealcollege.edu.