SJBSM Pathway to BSN

The Health Resources and Services Administration approved the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention -Pathway to Registered Nurse Program, titled SJBSM Pathway to BSN (Grant #UD7HP49615). The NEPQR-PRNP is an excellent opportunity for San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to develop and implement an LPN-to-BSN bridge program to train nursing students and enable clinical faculty to provide care and satisfy the health needs of medically underserved communities.

  • The following objectives will be implemented during the 2023-2027
    • Develop and implement an accredited LPN-to-BSN Bridge program to increase the number of RNs entering the workforce.
    • Recruit and develop LPN undergraduate nursing students committed to practicing in medically underserved communities and provide them with academic and financial support.
    • Provide nursing students with longitudinal interprofessional team-based, clinical, and didactic training experiences along the practice continuum in community-based settings in rural or underserved areas.
    • Prepare students for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.
    • Provide students with the knowledge, skills, and support needed to successfully complete the LPN-to-BSN career ladder training program.
    • Expand the community-based learning environment, which will allow nursing students to identify and implement evidence-based best practices in rural and medically underserved communities.

Project Director
Gladys Velez

Project Coordinator, HRSA grant
Elisabet Ramos López, RN, BSN, Ed.D