Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Degree

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Lake-Sumter State College complements the coursework and clinical experiences of the ASN, providing a seamless and efficient pathway to a BSN degree.

 

RN to BSN Admissions Requirements

The RN to BSN program has two admissions requirements:

1. Cumulative GPA of 2.5; and

3. A valid unencumbered FL RN license (passed NCLEX exam) OR Authorization To Test (ATT) upon admission and passing score on the NCLEX by the end of the first semester in the RN to BSN program.

RN to BSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing science and liberal studies to apply critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision-making skills that improve nursing care of individuals, families, and communities throughout the life span.

2. Incorporate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration skills in providing safe nursing care that promotes patient preference, mutual respect, and improved health care outcomes.

3. Evaluate research for the application of clinical evidence to support nurse practice decisions in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

4. Analyze the principles of nursing leadership and management in the practice of professional nursing to promote safe and quality outcomes of care in various healthcare environments.

5. Integrate professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and ethical principles in the provision of holistic, culturally appropriate and safe nursing care.

6. Examine the use of information technology to support the delivery of safe, quality nursing care.

7. Integrate nursing care practices based on theory and current evidence that promote health, prevent disease and provide culturally appropriate, patient-centered, therapeutic interventions with diverse populations across the lifespan.

8. Analyze the impact of trends and issues influencing nursing practice, healthcare, and access to healthcare in diverse populations.

 

RN to BSN Program Outcomes

Program Completion Rate

Benchmark: 85% of students will finish the RN to BSN program within 150% of program length or 2.5 calendar years.

 

Job Placement Rate

Benchmark: 85% of BSN graduates will be employed full- or part-time in a nursing position within six months of graduation.



RN to BSN Degree Requirements (120 Credit Hours)

Lower Division Nursing Courses (42 credit hours)

These 42 credits are articulated from an ASN program.

General Education (36 credit hours)

Area I: Communications

ENC 1101College Composition I

3 Credits

SPC 2608Public Speaking

3 Credits

 

ENC 1102Composition: Literature

3 Credits

OR

ENC 2210Technical & Professional Writing

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Area II: Humanities

Select one Writing Emphasis course from each list.

See Choices Select a State Core Writing Emphasis course in Area II: Humanities

3 Credits

See Choices Select a Writing Emphasis course from Area II: Humanities

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Area III: Social/Behavioral Sciences

PSY 2012Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

DEP 2004Psychology of Human Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Area IV: Mathematics

See Choices Mathematics General Education

3 Credits

STA 2023Elementary Statistics I

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Area V: Natural Sciences

BSC 2085CHuman Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab

4 Credits

BSC 2086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Area VI: Personal Growth and Development

See Choices Select from Area VI: Personal Growth and Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3


Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

MCB 2010CMicrobiology w/Lab

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:4


Program Electives (6 credit hours)

Select 6 credits from the following:

MAT 1033Intermediate Algebra

3 Credits

MAT 1100Intermediate Math for Liberal Arts

3 Credits

See Choices BSN Nursing Electives

3 Credits

Additional General Education Course

3 Credits

Foreign Language

4 Credits

AND

POS 2041American National Government

3 Credits

OR

AMH 2020U.S. History Since 1877

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6


BSN Core (24 credit hours)

NUR 3125Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

3 Credits

NUR 3169Evidence and Research in Nursing Practice

3 Credits

NUR 3634CCommunity and Public Health Nursing

4 Credits

NUR 3667Diversity and Global Trends in Nursing

3 Credits

NUR 3825Professional Role Transformation

3 Credits

NUR 4829Leadership and Management in Nursing

3 Credits

NUR 4837Health Care Policy and Economics in Nursing

3 Credits

NUR 4945LNursing Capstone

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:24


BSN Electives (6 credit hours)

Select 2 of the following courses:

NUR 3678Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations

3 Credits

NUR 4286Gerontological Nursing

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also take NUR 3145, NUR 3870, NUR 4257, and HSC 4404 at partnering BSN programs.

Total Credit Hours: 120