Bachelor of Nursing (BSN)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (Pre-Licensure) program incorporates foundational theoretical and laboratory instruction, and practical clinical experiences, plus upper-level nursing courses designed to expand and elaborate on topics of management, research theories, informatics, and distance technologies. The student must complete laboratory and/or clinical rotations in Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Maternity, Pediatric, Medical Surgical, Community, Geriatric, and Mental Health, plus Leadership and Management.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The objective of this program is to prepare graduates for employment as mid-level, Registered Nurses in Acute, Sub-acute, Community, and Long-Term Care facilities, and to be able to:

  • Provide individualized comprehensive care based on evidence-based principles of nursing.
  • Combine knowledge from nursing, sciences, and humanities to meet the patient’s/client’s physiological, psychological,
    sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual needs.
  • Incorporate community resources to meet primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare needs for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Evaluate research findings for use in nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate collaboration in the healthcare environment.
  • Evaluate ethical, legal, economic, and political factors that affect the management of healthcare for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Be prepared for a leadership role within one’s scope of practice

EXPLANATION OF COURSE DELIVERY

Portions of the Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program are delivered via residential and hybrid methods; primarily the general education and pre-nursing courses may be taught via distance education.

Students may attend courses delivered synchronously in a physical classroom or via a virtual classroom (i.e., zoom) at scheduled times for a live didactic experience.

Asynchronous delivery is used to support and enhance synchronous learning experiences.
Students can complete up to 50% of the clinical component for each applicable course via simulation per the Florida Board of Nursing,Nurse Practice Act.

DEFINITIONS

Synchronous (i.e., face-to-face, real-time)

Students meet with the instructor at regularly scheduled intervals in an on-ground or virtual classroom for live or “real-time” communication and interaction between the instructor and students. Both instructors and students can see, hear, and interact with each other.

Asynchronous

Students access materials that are prerecorded or created allowing the learner to access them at their own pace within specified periods of time. Contact with instructors usually takes place via phone or e-mail. Asynchronous courses do not require students to be present at scheduled times during the term.

Hybrid /Blended

Instruction is delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Students in Hybrid/Blended courses are expected to be present for part of the term for face-to-face didactic learning in a virtual or physical classroom during regularly scheduled times and including clinical and laboratory activities. All tests, mid-term exams, oral exams, exit exams, final exams, and other specified exams are scheduled and proctored. Courses also include asynchronous learning activities such as online discussion boards, papers, and other instructor-driven learning activities.

CREDENTIAL AWARDED UPON COMPLETION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

PROGRAM LENGTH

Residential – Day – 64 Weeks
Residential – Night – 80 weeks
Blended – Fulltime – 63 weeks
Blended – Fulltime – Accelerated – 39 weeks

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE (PRE-LICESNURE) MODE
COURSE NUMBER GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES CREDIT HOURS THEORY CLOCK HOURS LAB CLOCK HOURS CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS RESIDENTIAL HYBRID ONLINE
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 45
MTH 1101 College Algebra 3 45
HMN 1101 Cultural Diversity and Elementary Logic 3 45
HTY 1101 Modern American History 3 45
PYG 1101 Principles of Psychology 3 45
ENC 1102 English Literature and Composition II 3 45
HTY 2001 Special Topics in History 3 45
PYG 2001 Organizational Behavior 3 45
HMN 2001 Sociology of Religion 3 45
BUS 2001 Business Statistics 3 45
COURSE NUMBER PRE-NURSING COURSES CREDIT HOURS THEORY CLOCK HOURS LAB CLOCK HOURS CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS RESIDENTIAL HYBRID ONLINE
BSC 1101 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 45
BSC 1102 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab 3 45 30
BSC 1103 Health and Nutrition through the Life Span 3 45
HCC 1101 Basic Healthcare Worker 4.5 74 16
BSC 1104 Elements of Microbiology and Lab 4 60 10
HCC 1102 Transitions to Nursing 2 30 3
COURSE NUMBER CORE NURSING COURSES CREDIT HOURS THEORY CLOCK HOURS LAB CLOCK HOURS CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS RESIDENTIAL HYBRID ONLINE
NRG 2001 Nursing Care: Fundamentals of Nursing 6.5 76 36 39
NRG 2002 Nursing Care: Pharmacology and Lab 4.5 58.5 8 24
NRG 2003 Nursing Care: Pharmacology Math 1 21.5
NRG 2004 Community Nursing 3 45 10
NRG 2005 Clinical Competencies in Nursing and Examination I 1 45
NRG 2006 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing and Lab 8 98 24 39
NRG 2007 Nursing Care: Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 5 63 39
NRG 2008 Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing 2 30 8
NRG 2009 Clinical Competencies in Nursing and Examination II 1 45
NRG 2010 Clinical Competencies in Nursing and Examination III 2 90
NRG 2011 Clinical Competencies in Nursing and Examination IV 5 233
NRG 2012 Management and Leadership in Nursing 8.5 128
NRG 3001 Education Transitions for Nursing 3 45
NRG 3002 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Nursing 3 45
NRG 3003 Pathophysiology for Nursing 3 45
NRG 3004 Advanced Pharmacology 4 60
NRG 3005 Physical Exam & Assessment 4 60
NRG 3006B Preceptor Guided Physical Health Assessment Clinical and Examination 4 30 90
NRG 4001B Telehealth for Nurses and Clinical 4 45 30
NRG 4002B Preceptor Guided Community Nursing Lab and Examination 4 45 30
NRG 4003B Advanced Clinical Project in Nursing and Telehealth 3 15 100
NRG 4004B Management in Nursing Examination 4 60
NRG 4005 Nursing Research and Inquiry 4 60
NRG 4007 Baccalaureate Capstone Examination 8.5 60
COURSE NUMBER ELECTIVES (any 3000-5000 level courses) CREDIT HOURS THEORY CLOCK HOURS LAB CLOCK HOURS CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS RESIDENTIAL HYBRID ONLINE
NRG 5000 Health Policy and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 45
NRG 5001 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning and Lab 3 45
NRG 5002 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics and Telehealth 3 45
TOTAL 147 1816 187 792