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Teaching Critical Care Nursing Online for RNs

Warren, Nancy A., PhD, RN; Spiegel, Harriette L., PhD

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000238
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Registered nurses are choosing to further their educational careers by seeking a bachelor's of science degree online (RN-to-BSN). The impetus for choosing the online delivery method is related to the ability to sign into a Learning Management System during times that are advantageous to their hospital work schedules, family, and daily living activities. The RN-to-BSN online option degree requires a Critical Care/Advanced Health Care Course as part of their curriculum plan; therefore, the article presents an overall view of the critical care course, the theoretical underpinnings for progression to the online delivery method, and examples of a module required by the critical care course.

Departments of Nursing (Dr Warren) and Educational Studies (Dr Spiegel), University of Tennessee at Martin.

Correspondence: Nancy A. Warren, PhD, RN, Department of Nursing, University of Tennessee at Martin, 332A Gooch Hall, 554 University St, Martin, TN 38238 (

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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