Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
B205: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CIP: 51.3801 (track 2 of 2)
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 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.
General Education Courses
Program Prerequisite Courses
Foreign Language Competency
To graduate with a baccalaureate degree from the state of Florida, students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language (American Sign Language (ASL) counts toward this requirement).
*To fulfill the foreign language competency, students must provide proof of successfully passing two years of the same foreign language (including American Sign Language) from high school or two semesters of the same foreign language (including American Sign Language) at the college/university level. Students are welcome to take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) to place out of one or more semesters of a foreign language.
Required Technical Courses
1 The total number of credit hours may be higher if the student must take foreign language courses.