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Pursue Your Degree in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

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Argosy University, Twin Cities is located in Eagan, Minnesota, just miles from the airport and Mall of America. The school is only 25 minutes from Minneapolis and 20 minutes from St. Paul, providing for an easy commute to two centers for internship and employment opportunities.

Argosy University, Twin Cities offers program areas ranging from Clinical Psychology to Business Administration, Marriage & Family Therapy, Nursing, and Veterinary Technology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules—and advance in their professional careers. “Argosy University, Twin Cities prepared me for the different roles of a clinical psychologist, making me a [strong] candidate for jobs that I applied for,” said Dr. Macarena Corral. “The rigorous curriculum also helped with my preparation for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) licensing exam, which I passed on the first try.” Corral earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2010.

Once admitted to the Twin Cities campus, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

Students choose to live in the Twin Cities region because of its cultural and outdoor activities. Four major art museums, two orchestras, a regional theater, Sculpture Garden, Winter Carnival, and Renaissance Festival are just some of the options available for students. In nearby Bloomington is the Mall of America, the country's largest shopping complex. The mall's centerpiece, Nickelodeon Universe, is a massive indoor family theme park.

Minnesota is also known for its lakes, and Minneapolis has both a river and 20 lakes nearby. More than 150 city parks are accessible for hiking, biking, and skating. In warmer months, students visit the beaches of Lake Calhoun, while in winter they enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing.

Learn more about Argosy University, Twin Cities’ academic programs by clicking on the links below. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 1515 Central Parkway, Twin Cities, MN 55121.

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See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Argosy University, Salt Lake City does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University.

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Benefits of a BSN: The Need for Bachelor’s Level Nursing Degrees in the Healthcare Marketplace

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As the population of the United States ages, the need for registered nurses continues to grow. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) cites the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projections showing that nursing is one of the top occupations in terms of job growth in the next seven years. It projects that the need for registered nurses will increase by 16% through 2024[1].

AACN adds that a study completed in 2010 titled “The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education ”[2] states the need to increase the number of “baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80%.” It mentions that while there was an increase in the number of nursing students pursuing Bachelor’s level programs in 2013, “this increase is not sufficient to meet the projected demand for nursing services.”

Argosy University offers students the opportunity to fill the need for trained nurses through its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The program is offered at the school’s locations in Atlanta, Georgia; Farmer’s Branch, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Honolulu, Hawaii; Phoenix, Arizona; and Eagan, Minnesota.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Argosy University have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed for professional clinical practice and leadership in healthcare. They’ll also review and apply research findings to support desired nursing outcomes—and can learn to exercise leadership and self-direction in planning, initiating, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging roles in nursing and healthcare systems.

Because nursing is a profession built upon compassion and communication, our nursing students are taught the critical thinking skills needed to deal appropriately with professional decisions and ethical dilemmas. They have the opportunity to learn how to properly advocate for the health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations within appropriate professional, ethical, financial, political, and legal contexts. And they’re placed on a path toward lifetime learning—in a profession that is always evolving, it’s essential that nurses continue to grow and build their professional and technical skills.

Successful completion of this program enables graduates to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, and ethical nursing care to individuals, families, and communities. Our graduates are prepared with the nursing skills used to establish care priorities, delegate responsibility to members of the health care team, and make evidence-based decisions to achieve desired patient and organizational outcomes.

Interested in becoming a part of the nursing community? Fill the need for these valuable healthcare providers by starting on your path toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Argosy University. Learn more about our program and coursework by visiting our program locations page.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.
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[1] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

[2] The National Academies of Sciences|Engineering|Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education, Released 1/26/2011, on the Internet at http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health/Report-Brief-Education.aspx

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New Program Announcement | Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Nursing | RN to BSN at Argosy University

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We are thrilled to announce that Argosy University, Phoenix, is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing! Classes start Jan 12, 2017!

We also offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at our Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Hawaii, and Twin Cities campuses!

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program is a post licensure program designed for licensed registered nurses (RN) who have earned either a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing and desire to advance their personal, professional, and educational goals. 


This bachelor’s degree is intended to prepare students for professional advancement. The format and courses are designed to meet the needs of the adult learner RN, and to maximize strengths that the working RN possesses. The program builds on the pre-licensure nursing course work to help graduates fulfill the aspirational goals articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as reflected in the program purposes listed below.


1. Provide a degree completion program for RNs leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing in which students can achieve the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for professional clinical practice and leadership in health care.


2. Engage degree completion students in the review and application of research findings to support evidence-based nursing practice in the achievement of desired patient outcomes.


3. Prepare the degree completion nursing student to exercise leadership and self-direction in planning, initiating, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging roles in nursing, as well as the emerging needs of health care systems.


4. Foster the ability of degree completion nursing students to deal with professional decisions and ethical dilemmas through critical thinking and appropriate clinical judgment skills.


5. Provide a foundation for graduate education and lifelong learning. Students enrolled in the BSN degree completion degree program are required to complete 120 semester credit hours distributed as follows: general education requirements, 42 credit hours; core course requirements, 42 credit hours; elective course requirements, 6 credit hours; lower division nursing coursework (transfer credit) requirements; 30 credit hours. Please note that students who have not completed the stated general education requirements will be required to include these courses in their plan of study.



Program Outcomes

Graduates of Argosy University’s BSN degree completion program will achieve the following outcomes:


1. Provide comprehensive, culturally competent, and ethical nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.


2. Establish care priorities, delegate responsibility to members of the health care team, and make evidence based decisions to achieve desired patient and organizational outcomes.


3. Advocate for the health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations within professional, ethical, financial, political, and legal contexts.


4. Use information systems and manage data to inform patient care decisions.


5. Communicate nursing-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge within a complex, highly technical, and rapidly changing health care environment.


6. Utilize leadership, communication, and collaboration skills to improve the delivery of health care and meet the changing needs of society.


7. Advocate for professional nursing practice within health care systems.


8. Research and plan for educational advancement, personal and professional growth, potential career opportunities, and lifelong learning.


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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 © 2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.
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