Dec 14, 2017
Banner Code: BSN
Bachelor of Science
(125 credit hours)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for the associate degree nursing graduate who has a current Registered Nursing (RN) license. The mission of the RN-BSN program is to prepare registered nurses with an affordable, high quality, generalist baccalaureate nursing education to meet present and future healthcare needs of their community and engage in life-long learning to advance the nursing profession.
BSN graduates will be qualified for supervisory positions such as nurse managers and patient unit coordinators. (This program is supported by a Department of Labor grant.)
To be officially considered for admission into this program, a student must:
- Complete and submit to the FGC Office of Enrollment Services a Baccalaureate Admission Application along with all required, supporting documents (see program brochure/application packet for details)
- Complete an RN-BSN program application and submit to FGC Nursing and Health Sciences Department
- Provide a letter of interest describing the reasons for desiring to pursue a BSN degree and your future career goals
- Submit one professional letter of recommendation signed and on company letterhead
- Provide documentation of the following:
- Copy of a current valid, unrestricted, unencumbered Florida Registered Nurse License which must be current throughout the duration of the program
- Copy of current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Support for Health Care Provider Card or Professional Rescuer for American Red Cross (ARC) Card. No other CPR courses will be accepted. AHA CPR-Health Care Provider courses are available through FGC. Other sources may be used to obtain the AHA Health Care Provider or ARC Card. This must be current throughout the duration of the program.
- A brief resume
- Copies of unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (excluding FGC)
- A grade of “C” or better in all general education requirements.
- A GPA of 2.5 or higher in all prerequisites earned in ASDN degree.
- Upon acceptance to the BSN program, the following requirements with appropriate documentation must be met to begin the program and current status must be maintained throughout the program:
- Copy of current health insurance
- Copy of current malpractice insurance
- Physical exam on Nursing & Health Sciences Physical Exam Form
- Current PPD or chest x-ray as appropriate
- Verification of the following vaccinations: Flu (annually), MMR (2 doses), Varicella (2 doses), Hepatitis B (3 doses)
- Tetanus vaccination within the last ten years
- Level II Background and drug screen completed prior to clinical placement
In order to graduate with the BSN degree, students must complete the following BSN program graduation requirements in addition to the Bachelor of Science graduation requirements:
- Fulfill the requirements of the BSN program
- Fulfill the foreign language requirement by completing two credits of the same foreign language in high school or completion of a postsecondary course at the elementary 2 level (meaning the second course in a foreign language sequence) in one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL), or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for the elementary 2 level course.
- Complete at least one core course from each of the general education subject areas of communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. General Education core course options are identified in Rule 6A-14.0303.
- Successfully complete all courses required for the program with a “C” or better.
The courses required for the program are listed below.
Lower Division Nursing Courses: 42 Credit Hours
- Lower level (1000-2999) NUR Courses from ASDN Degree
Prerequisites Earned in ASDN Degree: 30 Credit Hours
These courses were completed as part of the ASDN degree.
BSN Prerequisites: 13 Credit Hours
Prerequisite courses must be completed before taking any 3000 or 4000 level NUR courses.
BSN Corequisites: 9 Credit Hours
Corequisite courses may be completed prior to entering the Nursing Program.
First Semester Core Courses: 6 Credit Hours
Second Semester Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
Third Semester Core Courses: 13 Credit Hours
Nursing, B.S. Total 125 Credit Hours
*Semester sequence may vary based on full or part-time status and fall or spring entry.