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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RN - B.S.N., Nursing [8019] ‡

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Bachelor of Science

(120 Credit Hours)

For more information about the program contact:

Dr. Beverly Hindenlang, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E.
941-363-7267 Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67267 Venice

Program Description and Goal

The RN to B.S.N. Program is designed primarily as a 2+2 program for current Florida registered nurses (RN) who would like to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program incorporates prior nursing education and experience in nursing practice, theory and concepts. B.S.N. coursework addresses topics related to leadership and management, informatics, community and public health, nursing theory and research. This program is approved by the Florida State Department of Education and is accredited by NLNAC accreditation (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. NLNAC’s phone number is (404) 975-5000).

The RN to B.S.N. Program further expands the RN’s knowledge base, enhancing his or her professional and leadership skills, which will meet the future health care needs of the community.

Admission Requirements

  1. A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
  2. A current, unencumbered, unrestricted Florida RN license or eligible for Florida RN licensure.
  3. Completion of at least 45 hours with at least 32 hours of prerequisite courses listed below (with a grade of C or better).

Graduation Requirements

  1. Meet foreign language requirement.
  2. Successfully complete the general education and program courses listed below with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Prerequisite Courses: 39 - 41 Credit Hours

Completion of all or part of the academic courses required does not guarantee acceptance into the RN to B.S.N. Program.

Additional Academic Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Courses from the prerequisites (+) count toward the 36 credit hours needed in general education requirements, Areas I - V .

To complete this requirement, students will need to complete the following courses:

Lower/Upper Level Electives: as needed to meet 120 credits graduation requirement

Any A.A. elective course.

Minimum of 6 credit hours from this list required:

Foreign Language Requirement:

Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by:

  • successful completion of two years of a single foreign language while in high school (official high school transcripts must be submitted to educational records), or
  • successful completion of two semesters (6-8 credit hours) of a single foreign language in college (or through corresponding College Level Examination Program CLEP exams), or
  • validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.

Validated Nursing Credits

Upon validation of an unrestricted, unencumbered Florida RN license up to 30 credit hours will be awarded at the completion of the upper division nursing core courses and application for B.S.N. graduation.

Licensure Requirement

Students must hold a current, unencumbered, unrestricted Florida RN license throughout their study in the RN to B.S.N. Program.

Separate Application

‡ Degrees/programs will require a separate application and acceptance notification from the specific department before enrollment in the desired program.

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