** Please note that Strayer University is no longer accepting new students into the RN to BSN program.**


Strayer University's nursing programs comprise a rigorous academic experience that stimulates the professional and intellectual growth of registered nurses from diverse backgrounds.  Our supportive, student-focused learning environment enables registered nurses to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our programs equip students for successful professional nursing practice and foster their lifelong learning pursuits. Graduates are prepared to provide ethical, competent, compassionate, high-quality, interdisciplinary nursing care to diverse populations in complex settings.  Program alumni are positioned to lead and shape the delivery of high quality, innovative, person-centered healthcare.


The Strayer University School of Nursing philosophy is the framework that guides the delivery of nursing programs. It reflects the beliefs of the institution and its faculty, provides direction for the program, and contributes to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and the advancement of the nursing profession. It is consistent with Strayer University’s mission and expresses the faculty’s views on four concepts critical to nursing education and the practice of professional nursing. The four philosophical tenets are:

  • Individuals are unique, holistic human beings with distinct beliefs, learning styles, ethnicities, heredity, and physical and mental health. All aspects of the individual influence their health, and their health-related needs, beliefs, and preferences.  Conversely, health has profound effects on individuals’ lives.

  • Health is a subjective, dynamic state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being; individuals move along a health continuum throughout their lifespan.  Individuals define, understand, and value health in diverse ways, and healthcare providers are sensitive to their perceptions of health when planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

  • Professional Nursing is the art and science of understanding, promoting, and advocating for the health of diverse populations according to evidence-based standards. Professional nurses demonstrate ethical standards, empathy, altruism, caring, and embody a commitment to the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare.  In complex, interprofessional settings, using evidence and clinical judgment, professional nurses contribute to the delivery and improvement of innovative, culturally competent care that is consistent with individuals’ beliefs, preferences, and choices.  Professional nurses in indirect care roles are engaged in leadership, education, training, policy development, and quality and safety improvement initiatives.  Ultimately, professional nursing practice contributes to improving health outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities and elevating the profession.

  • Education and Learning are lifelong responsibilities of the professional nurse. Curricula enhance clinical decision making to improve health and engage learners in discovering methods for becoming significant contributors to the evidence-based advancement of nursing and healthcare. Nursing faculty embody caring, and create a positive teaching and learning environment for adult learners that supports individualized learning.  Faculty develop, assess, and continuously improve the curricula and student learning experiences. While engaged in the educational experience, faculty thoroughly and fairly evaluate students’ acquisition of knowledge, clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and their professional development. Students are expected to take an active role in the learning process, assume accountability for academic success, and demonstrate academic integrity.  Nursing programs at Strayer University stimulate a passion for lifelong learning. Students engage in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to perform and lead the delivery of safe, high-quality, compassionate care, while advancing the nursing profession. In addition, the educational experience facilitates personal and professional growth, equips graduates for advanced roles in nursing and healthcare, and prepares them for advanced educational pursuits.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge gained in the study of arts and sciences as a foundation for ethical, evidence-based, interdisciplinary, professional nursing practice.
  2. Apply leadership theories, concepts, and abilities in the delivery and continuous improvement of high quality, safe, patient-centered nursing care in complex settings.
  3. Integrate various theoretical frameworks and research findings into the practice of evidence-based, patient centered nursing care.
  4. Manage information and use technology to inform clinical decision making, continuous quality improvement, and improve patient outcomes.
  5. Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory requirements to effectively function in the healthcare environment, improve healthcare delivery, promote cost containment, and improve health outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities. 
  6. Demonstrate effective professional communication and inter/ intraprofessional collaboration in the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
  7. Provide equitable, culturally-competent, population-focused care, using the theoretical foundations of community/public health and incorporating concepts of health promotion and disease and injury prevention.
  8. Provide quality nursing care within a framework of professional competence including moral, ethical, and legal practices consistent with professional nursing practice.
  9. In diverse settings, engage in lifelong learning preparation for delivering caring, high quality, evidence-based, person-centered, professional nursing care to individuals, groups, and communities across the lifespan and the health-illness continuum.

Student Outcomes

  1. The RN to BSN annual program completion rate will be 70% or greater.
  2. The annual employment rates of RN to BSN Program graduates will be 70% or greater at program completion.
  3. The RN to BSN program’s annual student retention rate will be 70% or greater.
  4. The RN to BSN Program will have a quarterly Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 70% or greater.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Strayer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


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