The R.N. to B.S.N. completion program serves as an instrument for advancing the nursing practice of registered nurses. The R.N. to B.S.N. education will result in increased nursing professionalism and a higher quality of nurse-delivered health care, especially in a rural setting. The program is composed of courses and field experiences that will provide registered nurses with added knowledge and the development of higher level thought processes. The resulting maturation will allow integration of current health care models and evidence based practice to the daily delivery of nursing care. To complete the R.N. to B.S.N. degree, students transfer in their A.D.N. (Associate Degree in Nursing or diploma degree) coursework and complete general education and upper-division nursing courses at Adams State University.