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Nursing (BSN)

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Admission Program Objective Code S100
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 (

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 theory courses are taught on-line from the NWF State College Niceville Campus and clinical instruction targets the specific needs of Okaloosa and Walton healthcare providers.

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

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