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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Nursing Overview (BS S901)

Type of Award

BS - Bachelor of Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

Program Description

Graduates of this program will be prepared to advance into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields. The program is designed as a "2+2" program, where program applicants must have earned an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school and have a current Florida licensure in Nursing. The curriculum in the program follows the state prescribed articulated curriculum for advancement of A.S. degree nurses into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The lower division requirements include 84 credits, including general education, nursing courses and common prerequisite courses. The upper division courses include 36 credit hours of course work that focuses on leadership, management, advanced care concepts, research, and contemporary issues in nursing. The program culminates in a capstone course that synthesizes the concepts learned throughout the program.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the bachelor‘s degree program in Nursing, students must have earned an A.S. degree in nursing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students must have current Florida licensure in Nursing. Please see the Admissions section of this catalog for detailed admission requirements for bachelor‘s degree programs. Upon acceptance in the program, students will be contacted and will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses in the curriculum, have at least a 2.0 GPA and have earned a “C” or better in all general education courses and upper division courses. Students must also meet the foreign language requirements. (Additional Information)

Program Length

Total program semester hours: 120

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus, Loxahatchee Groves campuses and online.

For More Information:

Louise Aurelien, EdD, MS, ARNP, NP-C RN-BSN Program Director, aureliel@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-4115

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in a variety of health care environments that require a bachelor‘s degree in nursing.

Career Path Notes

After completion of this program, students may choose to apply for graduate study at a public or private university.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education Courses (Credits: 36)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Select two courses from Area II (Humanities) (Credits: 6)

Area III (Mathematics)

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MGF1107Finite Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Area III (Mathematics)

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Required

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Area V (Social Science) (AMH/POS) (Credits: 3)

HSC1101Contemporary Issues In Health (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any 3-5 credit course from Area I-V

Core Nursing Courses From A.S./A.A.S. Degree (Credit: 30)

Lower Division Common Prerequisite Courses (Credits: 18)

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1032Principles of Chemistry (AA)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

HUN1201Elements of Nutrition (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

AA Elective Course

3 credits

Upper Division Common Core Courses (Credits: 36)

NUR3825Transitional Nursing Role Perspectives (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4107Nursing Perspectives/Global Trends (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3125Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3119Heritage of Nursing Concepts/Theories (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3164Nursing Research and Informatics (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3069Advance Health Assessment (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3678Nursing Care for the Geriatric Patient and Other Vulnerable Populations (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4847Clinical Decision Making/critical Thinking (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4655Nursing In A Multicultural Society (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4827CLeadership and Management In Professional Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4636CCommunity Health Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4945Capstone Experience: Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 120

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

NUR3825Transitional Nursing Role Perspectives (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3125Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3119Heritage of Nursing Concepts/Theories (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3069Advance Health Assessment (BS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

NUR3678Nursing Care for the Geriatric Patient and Other Vulnerable Populations (BS)

3 Credits

NUR3164Nursing Research and Informatics (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4827CLeadership and Management In Professional Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4636CCommunity Health Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

NUR4945Capstone Experience: Nursing (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4107Nursing Perspectives/Global Trends (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4847Clinical Decision Making/critical Thinking (BS)

3 Credits

NUR4655Nursing In A Multicultural Society (BS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 120