Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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


About Nursing (B.S.N.)

Many clinical sites utilized by FSCJ are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine and will not consider exemptions. The College does not require its students to receive the vaccination. Therefore, students who are not vaccinated may not be able to attend clinical experiences and may delay their progress in the program. Students may need to withdraw and return when a clinical site is available that accepts exemptions.

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.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program is the first FSCJ program to offer the Global Scholars Distinction program, a research-based approach to internationalizing education through globally focused coursework as well as campus and community-based learning activities and experience, to its students.

This evidence-based program is dedicated to helping students apply an international lens to their education. This unique resume credential can serve to distinguish a professional nurse in today’s competitive global job market. Students who fulfill the Global Scholars Distinction requirements will receive:  

  • A printed certificate from FSCJ and the University of North Carolina World View 
  • A designation on their FSCJ transcript  
  • Special recognition at graduation 
  • A Global Scholars medallion 
  • A digital badge 

In addition to these tangible benefits, students who participate in the program will acquire new global perspectives, enhance their ability to develop intercultural relationships, improve their problem-solving skills and think creatively. To earn the distinction, students must  

  • Successfully complete the BSN program 
  • Participate in eight global activities on campus 
  • Complete a 10-15 minute capstone presentation at the end of the BSN program 

Each person enrolled in the BSN program course is automatically enrolled in the Global Scholars Distinction program. This is a great opportunity that may help further employment. To learn more contact global@fscj.edu.   

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Accreditation

Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 | (404) 975-5000
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program was awarded the Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) grant from the Department of State. The B.S.N degree program will use this award to build study abroad capacity for the B.S.N. students by participating in virtual exchanges with other nurses and allied health professionals from around the world. FSCJ B.S.N. nursing students who participate will be prepared to become culturally competent professionals who care for all patients in a globalized society.

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Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Student Program Outcomes

2017-18 B.S.N. Student Program Outcomes

Program Completion Rates: 89% complete within six terms or less 

Graduate Satisfaction Rates: 95%

Job Placement Rates: 99.3%



This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

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Program Information

Available Online

Program Code:  N200

Deadlines

Admissions to this program occur continually throughout the term. If you plan to use financial aid, applications must be received by the priority deadlines listed below to allow sufficient time for processing.

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 Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $12,586 for all 120 hours (Under $4,000 for students with an R.N.)*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans
Scholarships

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning is available for this program.
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Contact Information

Phone: (904) 766-6726

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule