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College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

NURS-BS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Susan Baker, Dean, (727) 341-3640

Program Summary

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 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.

Admission Rules

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.

Graduation Rules

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 completing 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 PREREQUISITES
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Human Anatomy & Physiology I *
3
AND
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
1
Human Anatomy & Physiology II **
3
AND
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
1
Microbiology ***
3
AND
Microbiology Laboratory
1
Elementary Statistics ****
3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Complete 27 credits

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Lower Division Nursing by Transfer

MAJOR CORE COURSES

Health Assessment and Physical Appraisal
3
Pathophysiology
3
Nursing in A Multicultural Society
3
Professional Roles and Dimensions of Nursing Practice
3
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Nursing
3
Informatics and Clinical Reasoning
3
Evidence-Based Research Utilization
3
Nursing of the Family
3
Community Health Nursing Theory
3
Community Health Nursing Practicum
4
Leadership Theory
3
Leadership Practicum
4
2
NUR/NSP 3XXX - Nursing Elective - upper division course

* 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

121
Total Credits