Nursing (B.S.N.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing BSN

RN to BSN Program: Nursing concepts and care, community health, professional practice and evidence-based practice.

What is a BSN degree? The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program prepares practicing nurses for evidence-based care and leadership roles in nursing. The bachelor’s nursing program emphasizes nursing school requirements such as critical thinking, cultural sensitivity and professional collaboration in the management of care for individuals, families and the community. In addition, the nursing program features:

  • Part-time program of study in three (3) to six (6) semesters to allow continued employment
  • Hybrid courses and online course delivery options to facilitate student access and flexibility
  • Doctorally prepared faculty who continue professional nursing practice within the community

Prior to acceptance into the program, all applicants must hold a current and active Registered Nurse license in the state where they anticipate conducting practicum activities.

Upon completion of the degree, students will be prepared to provide, design, manage and coordinate health care for increasing complex patients, families and communities.

Student Program Outcomes

2015-2016 B.S.N. Student Program Outcomes

Program Completion Rates: 84% complete within six semesters or less

Employer Satisfaction Rates:  100%

Graduate Satisfaction Rates: 91-93%

Job Placement Rates: 100%

Accreditation

Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

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Program Code: N200

120 Credits

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Deadlines

Applications submitted by the following dates will receive priority consideration for that effective term:

Fall Term - June 1

Spring Term - October 1

Summer Term - February 1

Email has become the College’s preferred method of communication. Information regarding admissions decisions has transitioned from mail to email, and it will be delivered only to your FSCJ student email account.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

Phone

(904) 646-2300

Catalog

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Program Fact Sheet
Academic Degree Plan
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Program/Course Requirements

The R.N. to  B.S.N. curriculum is challenging, rewarding and interactive with 30 credit hours of professional nursing courses. Course learning may require written assignments, oral presentations, group projects and online activities.

Students pursuing the nursing degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. For information about the program, please visit the catalog.

Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor when selecting courses. A degree plan of study is available that details course requirements and course scheduling. Program worksheets are also available for students to use to track their progression through the degree program.

Career Opportunities

B.S.N. prepared nurses are more likely to advance within their profession to positions such as nursing manager and nurse educator. They are also more likely to be hired into positions involving greater interdisciplinary collaboration and opportunities for expanded community-based practice. Examples include nurse case manager, school nurse and Hospice nurse. B.S.N. preparation also allows the graduate to pursue master's and doctoral levels of education.

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