Nurse holding a prescription bottle and smiling next to a patient
Nurse holding a prescription bottle and smiling next to a patient

Practice Ready.

Specialty Focused.™

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BrightStar Care®

BrightStar Care® is a leading nationwide in-home care and medical staffing company with over 360 locations across 39 states.

What is the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)?

AORN is a global association of over 40,000 registered nurses who actively engage in aspects of perioperative nursing, including management, teaching, practice, research, and education.

How much does the program cost?

BSN students can take the IHH or IPN modules at no extra cost. The 96-hour practicum happens during the two-credit NR446 clinical experience. 

Who is eligible for this program?

To be eligible for the program, BSN students must be between 18-65 years old, have a schedule that matches the program's timing, and be in good academic standing, which means they have no academic warnings and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Do I gain academic credit for this program?

The co-curricular modules do not grant academic credit but will be included in your ACHIEVE co-curricular transcript.

What is the badge and how can I use it?

Easily display your skills gained beyond traditional coursework to potential employers during the hiring process by presenting our digital badge, which you can also upload to sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor and add to resumes and CVs.