Since 2006, 95% of our BSN graduates have found jobs in the field, are continuing their education or are serving in the military.
Due to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada and North Carolina can no longer be enrolled in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.
The shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that by 2020, 80% of nurses should have a bachelor’s degree to meet the expanding health care needs of Americans. Job prospects are better for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree. Overall, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% through 2020, faster than average.
The baccalaureate program at St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award selected bachelor's degrees in science and
bachelor's degrees in applied science; associate degrees in arts,
associate degrees in science, and associate degrees in applied science;
as well as certificates and applied technology diplomas.
An increasingly complex health care system requires better educated nurses. Getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SPC gives you a solid foundation for advancing your career and improving your skills. Many employers now require nurses be adept in critical thinking, quality improvement, systems thinking and team leadership. If you are an R.N., our program delivers that and more in a flexible, online format.
See the College of Nursing mission statement, and goals and program outcomes for the BSN degree program.
Dr. Susan Baker, Dean, (727) 341-3640
The RN to BSN Program at St. Petersburg College affords registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The program gives nurses a solid foundation for advancing their career or preparing for graduate nursing study. The program focuses on leadership, management, theory, research, and community and public health. Courses are delivered in either a face-to-face or online format.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended academic pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admissions Checklist
To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you must complete the online college application in MySPC and submit documentation of:
o A clear/active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license. (This will need to be kept current for the duration of the program.)
o Official transcripts showing completion of an A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution listed at http://www.collegesource.org/idxsearch.asp or a Diploma in Nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing/ACEN (formerly, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission/NLNAC) listed at: http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
o Official transcripts from all college(s) currently or previously attended. Transcripts from schools outside the U.S must be evaluated by a NACES approved agency.
o Official transcripts from high school(s) (or GED). Students who have submitted transcripts documenting an associate, bachelor's or higher degrees from regionally accredited schools are not required to submit high school transcripts unless they document completion of two consecutive years of one foreign language.
o Completion of all AA degree general education requirements and foreign language requirements.
o Completion of the state -mandated prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better (see below for specific courses).
o Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all post-secondary coursework.
If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before entering the B.S. program.
RN to BSN students must complete 40 semester hours of upper-division nursing coursework. Ten (10) semester hours may be met by transfer from another institution. RN to BSN students must complete each NUR/NSP upper division course with a grade of "C" or better in order to receive credit and progress in the program.
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITESAll courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComplete 27 credits
LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSESLower Division Nursing by Transfer
MAJOR CORE COURSES
* Acceptable substitutes: BSCXO93C or BSC XO93/XO93L** Acceptable substitutes: BSCX094C or BSC XO94/XO94L*** Acceptable substitutes: MCBX013C, MCBX013/L, MCB X000/X000L, OR MCB X004/X004L**** Acceptable substitutes: STAX014, STAX122, or STAX022
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