OpusVi and Webster University launch online RN to BSN program

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A new partnership between OpusVi, the leading healthcare workforce development company, and Webster University, a regionally ranked not-for-profit university based out of St. Louis, will allow more registered nurses (RN) to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

This partnership will ensure RNs seeking a BSN have the best quality program available at an affordable cost.

“Our faculty recognizes the work experience of the RN student. We use this experience to engage students in the online classroom,” said Janice Palmer, chair of the Nursing Department at Webster University. “We also know that returning to school can be a concern for students as they juggle work, home, family, and life. The faculty members have been in the students’ shoes. Along with the many resources available to online students, including the library and writing center staff support, the faculty care about, and support students as they pursue their BSN, including one-on-one sessions.”


Julie DeLoia, Ph.D, Academic Strategist at OpusVi said, “Nurses play a key role in patient quality of care and positive outcomes. As the healthcare system has gotten increasingly complex, there has been a push for front line nurses to have a minimum of a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Evidence has borne out that a higher level of education for nurses is associated with better patient outcomes and a lower mortality rate. For these reasons, the Institute of Medicine in 2010 recommended that by the year 2020, 80 percent of nurses should have at least a BSN. Currently, we are short of this goal, with an estimated 55 - 60% of nurses earning a minimum of a BSN. Our partnership, bringing together high quality at an affordable price point helps achieve this goal.”


Webster University has been offering RN to BSN education for 39 years. It’s well-known for having small class sizes that promote individualized attention and a faculty that is committed to staying current with trends in nursing education and healthcare, engaging in the learning process, and welcoming the experience and expertise of the RN student.

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Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and a robust learning environment online. Webster is committed to delivering high-quality inclusive learning experiences that ensure students achieve individual excellence and transform into global citizens.

Global. Action-oriented. Academically excellent — Webster University continues to be ranked in the top tier of the Regional Universities-Midwest category of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings, earning a No. 17 ranking in the 2020 edition. In 2019, Webster was recognized among America's Top Colleges by Forbes magazine for the ninth consecutive year and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 includes Webster in its ranking of the top institutions in the country.

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