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Nursing (BS)

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Admission Program Objective Code BSNG
State CIP Code 1105138012

The baccalaureate Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791. For more information regarding disclosure, please review pages 15-16 of the CCNE Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/Procedures.pdf).

The program is an R.N. to B.S.N. degree career ladder and is open to applicants who currently hold a valid Florida Registered Nursing license and have completed an accredited ADN or diploma program. The program can be completed in three to four semesters. Program content for the B.S.N. program meets those specified in Florida’s A.S. to B.S. Articulation Manual.  All courses are 100% on-line with clinical activities that can be completed where the student lives or works.

Lower Division Courses

Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each category, see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for course listings:

General Education Course Requirements

(To include GE courses that are required B.S.N. Common Prerequisites)

Total General Education Credits: 36

B.S.N. Common Prerequisite Courses

(Additional Common Prerequisites to those listed above under GE)

Total Common Prerequisite Courses: 13

Foreign Language

Credits must be earned in the same foreign language; the requirement may also be satisfied with two years of the same high school foreign language or appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

Total Foreign Language Credits: 8

Lower Division Nursing and Other Courses

Generally, these are the NUR courses required in the associate degree nursing program; credits may vary depending on how many additional non-NUR credits are needed to meet associate degree requirements.

Total Lower Division Nursing and Other Courses: 10-44

Total Lower Division Credits: 76

Lower division credits may differ from this number depending on whether or not the student must complete additional prerequisites or foreign language credits.

Upper Division Courses


Credits are awarded after successful completion of the Portfolio I and II courses

Total Portfolio Credits: 14

Total Upper Division Credits: 44

Total Program Credits Required: 120

Suggested Two Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Nursing (BS) (BSNG)
First Year
Fall Semester
NUR 3955 - Portfolio I 1 Credit Hour  
NUR 3071 - Writing for Success in Nursing 1 Credit Hour  
NUR 3080 - Dimensions of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3 Credit Hours  
NUR 3067C - Health Assessment 3 Credit Hours  
ENC 1102 - English Composition II 3 Credit Hours ¶  
Total Semester Hours:  11
Spring Semester
NUR 3767 - Nursing Care of Complex Clients 3 Credit Hours   
NUR 3837 - Health Care Issues 2 Credit Hours   
General Education Humanities Course 3 Credit Hours
General Education Social Science History/Government Course 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  11
Summer Semester
General Education Physical Science Course (CHM or PHY) 4 Credit Hours
STA 2023 - Statistics 3 Credit Hours ♦   
Foreign Language I 4 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours: 11
Second Year
Fall Semester
NUR 4615C - Family and Community Health 5 Credit Hours   
NUR 4165 - Evidence-Based Practice: Incorporating Nursing Research 3 Credit Hours   
Foreign Language II 4 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
NUR 4827C - Nursing Leadership and Management 5 Credit Hours   
BSN Nursing Elective 3 Credit Hours
NUR 4956 - Portfolio II 1 Credit Hour   
Total Semester Hours:  9
Portfolio credits are awarded after successful completion of NUR 4827C and NUR 4956 14 Credit Hours
Total Portfolio Credits:  14
Total Upper Division Program Hours:  68

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