At CSULA, we are interested in replacing "face" courses in our RN- BSN program. By implementing a asynchronous coursework, we think this will increase progression of the ADN population to the baccalaureate degree. The companion "clinical" courses have been labor intensive and by converting to a "field work" `learning service model, we will increase faculty efficiency and reduce costs. Our nursing faculty numbers continue to shrink. We recently had consultants from the Texas Tech health science Center consult with us. They offer a seamless transition for the CC RN to their online BSN program.
They had a no-nonsense attitude of "disruption" as they countered every barrier we thought we had with a "get over it" attitude. Statewide there is a goal to streamline CC - CSU RN education to convert to BSN. (Currently only 13% progress).