This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Registered Nurse/ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N./B.S.N.)|
|Department:||School of Nursing|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 124|
The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track is designed for those students who have already completed the RN program at a community college. This program track is offered via distance learning format and coursework is 100% online with guided clinical practice activities within the RN students' local community.
Potential students must complete the common prerequisites for nursing with a grade of "C" or better and either:
Acceptance to the University does not constitute admission to the upper division nursing program. A separate departmental application must be made to the program; deadlines and the online application for the fall, spring, and summer terms are available on the RN-BSN webpage.
State tuition waivers may be utilized in this program.
Not all states authorize online programs, if you are residing outside of Florida you will want to check the status of your state's acceptance of this program: http://uwf.edu/online/out-of-state-students/state-authorization/
This program will not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. Contact the International Student Office for further information: http://uwf.edu/internationaloffice/
In addition to the University’s general admission requirements as described in the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog, students seeking the B.S.N. must meet the following additional requirements at the time of application:
Enrollment in the selected provider for uploading required documentation including RN license, professional liability insurance, HIPAA and BSN Handbook acknowledgments
If requested, satisfactory completion of Level 2 criminal background check, VECHS fingerprint, and drug screen through the selected provider
Students earning a B.S.N. must complete all University General Education and Foreign Language requirements prior to the final semester of coursework in the RN to BSN Nursing major. It is strongly recommended that the 8 courses which comprise the 'Florida Nursing Common Pre-requisites' be completed prior to entry into the major coursework in order to facilitate timely progression through the program coursework.
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all major and major-related courses.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
NOTE: Nursing common prerequisites must be completed prior to admission into the RN to BSN Nursing major coursework.
|BSC 1085+L||Anatomy and Physiology I (+Lab) +||4|
|BSC 1086+L||Anatomy and Physiology II (+Lab) +||4|
|DEP 2004||Human Development Across the Lifespan +||3|
|HSC 2577||Principles of Nutrition||3|
|MCB 1000+L||Fundamentals of Microbiology (+Lab)||4|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics +||3|
|One science course from the following prefixes: CHM, BSC, BCH, PCB, PHY||3|
|One social science course from the following prefixes: PSY, SOP, SYG+||3|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
|NUR 3067||Health Assessment and Promotion +||3|
|NUR 3081||Transition to Professional Nursing Practice +||3|
|NUR 3145||Pharmacotherapeutics for the RN-BSN +||3|
|NUR 4165||Essentials of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice +||3|
|NUR 4286||Gerontological Nursing +||3|
|NUR 4636||Public Health & Community-based Nursing +||3|
|NUR 4828||Nursing Systems Management +||3|
|NUR 4895||Health Education in the Community +||3|
|NUR 4125||Pathophysiology and Healthcare Management +||3|
|NUR 4826||Law & Ethics in Nursing +||3|
|NSP 3845||Academic Writing in Nursing I +||1|
|NSP 4846||Academic Writing in Nursing II +||1|
Courses included in the major GPA
|Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.||16|
For students with an AS degree in Nursing from an accredited program, up to 16 sh of Associate in Science nursing courses will be validated for upper level credit based upon RN licensure and successful completion of the major courses in the program.
A limited amount of upper division nursing coursework may be accepted as transfer credit in the major coursework upon an approved review of syllabus from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program. Graduation requirements stipulate a student must earn a minimum of 31 hours of coursework through the University of West Florida.