Bachelor of Science
(120 Credit Hours)
Dean of Nursing
Dr. Tammy Sawmelle, Ph.D., MSN, RN
For more information about the program contact:
BSN Program Manager
Dr. Katie Tinley
Program Description and Goal
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN.) 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 (BSN.). This program incorporates prior nursing education and experience in nursing practice, theory and concepts. BSN. 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.
This program is approved by the Florida State Department of Education. The Baccalaureate nursing program at State College of Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Baccalaureate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
The RN to BSN 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply holistic health concepts with individuals, families, and communities in the role of professional nurse as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Evaluate theories and concepts impacting professional nursing.
- Competently perform a health history and physical appraisal incorporating principles of holistic health, and cultural humility.
- Incorporate ethical principles and legal standards to advocate for individuals as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Incorporate effective communication strategies with individuals, families, and/or communities in the role of professional nurse.
- Discriminate information from a variety of sources to promote safe care and improve outcomes.
- Integrate leadership concepts in the provision of high-quality nursing care.
- Analyze the influence of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on professional nursing practice.