Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

B205: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CIP: 51.3801 (track 2 of 2)
FL CIP: 1105138012

This is a limited access program. Please consult CF.edu/limitedaccess for information on limited access programs.

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an articulated, generalist nursing degree which allows associate degree registered nurses to advance their education to meet the demand in the community for BSN prepared nurses, and support job promotions and entry into graduate nursing programs. The program contributes to meeting the Institute for Medicine’s call for 80 percent of nursing staffs to be BSN prepared by 2020. Nurses will prepare for advanced clinical positions and for nursing faculty positions, meeting additional needs for nurses in primary care and as nursing program faculty educating new nurses.

The College of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC. The College of Central Florida’s RN-BSN program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and has been granted candidacy status for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 866-747-9965.

Full- and part-time options are available. Florida RN unencumbered license must be attained prior to second semester of upper division nursing courses. Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to CF.edu/health.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a limited access program. A limited access program is one in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources or accreditation requirements (i.e., student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities and equipment, clinical sites) or the nature of the program calls for specific admission requirements. Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.

Criteria for Application

• Be admitted to CF in good standing.
• 2.0 college GPA.
• 2.5 GPA or higher in general education and lower division courses specific to the nursing programs as well as the courses with the NUR prefix.
• All general education and lower division course requirements must be completed, or currently enrolled in, to have conditional acceptance. Applications can be submitted during the application period if currently enrolled in general education or lower division courses, but all must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to have final acceptance to the program.
• Submit RN to BSN program application with a copy of an active unencumbered Florida RN license. Recent ADN graduates must attain an active, unencumbered Florida RN license prior to second semester of upper division nursing courses.
• CF service area: Marion, Citrus and Levy county applicants will have priority seating.
• A criminal background check and physical examination are required once a student is accepted into the program.

 


Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

NUR 3825

Professional Socialization Seminar

3

NUR 3846

Nursing Theory and Philosophy

3

NUR 3066C

Advanced Nursing Health Assessment with Lab

5

NUR 4667

Global Health Care Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing

5

NUR 4837

Health Care Policies and Economics

3

NUR 4776C

Evidence Based Clinical Judgment with Lab

4

NUR 4165

Nursing Research

3

NUR 4827

Nursing Leadership and Management

3

NUR 4636C

Community Nursing with Lab

5

NUR 4950

Professional Role Development and Transition to Practice

5

 

Total Hours

39

General Education Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

3

MAC 1105

College Algebra

3

STA 2023

Elementary Statistics

3

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

1

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

HUN 1201

Human Nutrition

3

MCB 2010

Microbiology

3

MCB 2010L

Microbiology Lab

1

DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development

3

ENC 1102

Freshman Composition Skills II

3

 

Total Hours

36

Program Prerequisite Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

CHM 1032

Chemistry for the Health-Related Fields

or

First Semester of a Foreign Language*

3

SYG 2000

Introductory Sociology

or

Second Semester of a Foreign Language*

3

*If a student has fulfilled this requirement by successfully passing two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same foreign language in college (i.e. Spanish I, Spanish II), then the student will take SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology and CHM 1032 Chemistry for the Health-Related Fields.

If the student has not fulfilled this requirement by passing either two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same foreign language in college (i.e. Spanish I, Spanish II), then the student will take two semesters of the same foreign language .

Required Technical Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

NUR 1142

Introduction to Pharmacology

2

NUR 1022C

Introduction to Nursing

4

NUR 1024C

Nursing I

3

NUR 1730C

Nursing II

9

NUR 2732C

Nursing III

9

NUR 1830

Socialization into Nursing III

2

NUR 2734C

Nursing IV

10

 

Prerequisite and Technical Course Hours:

45

 

Total Program Hours:

1201

1 The total number of credit hours may be higher if the student must take foreign language courses.

  • General education and prerequisite courses must be completed before beginning the program core courses.
  • Required technical course credits will be awarded upon completion of program core courses representing completion of ADN nursing program.