(121 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.
The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Florida Gateway College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.
BSN graduates will be qualified for supervisory positions such as nurse managers and patient unit coordinators.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines to inform decision making in the professional practice of nursing.
- Graduates will be able to apply leadership and management principles in the coordination of high quality safe patient care.
- Graduates will be able to implement evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes through the application of basic research principles.
- Graduates will be able to facilitate the application of patient care technology skills that support safe nursing practice.
- Graduates will be able to provide service to the community by advocating for policies aimed at reducing health disparities.
- Graduates will be able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to coordinate high quality safe patient care.
- Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention to improve health of individuals and the community.
- Graduates will be able to influence the practice of nursing through leadership behaviors that evidence mutual respect and understanding.
- Graduates will be able to promote holistic, culturally competent care for people from diverse backgrounds.
- Graduates will be able to design innovative approaches to manage complex and evolving care needs.
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:
- 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.