RN to BSN

RN To BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Course ID
RNBSN101
Campus
Boynton Beach
Level
Degrees
Semester
Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Winter 2020
Credit
120
Method
Lecture

This program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses….

The objective of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge at the College is to prepare students to proceed into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields. The program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses. The program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

The purpose of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge degree program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by educating and preparing professional nurses to practice in various medical settings. The faculty is committed to the professional development of each student, the support of the institution within the community, and the enhancement of the nursing profession.

Upon completion of the Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program graduates will:

  • Provide compassionate, protective and effectual professional nursing care to individuals and families.
  • Employ other professionals and paraprofessionals in therapeutic and mutual discussion for the benefit of patient results.
  • Combine the knowledge of biological and behavioral sciences into the decision-making process regarding patient care.
  • Merge values, ethics and legal principles with critical thinking when making decisions for patients.
  • Support the mission and goals of the organization through efficient use of all resources, personnel and financial.
  • Display a commitment to professional nursing through patient advocacy, professional activism and lifelong learning.

The Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program is designed to facilitate career mobility for the Registered Nurse (ASN). 

Course #Course TitleSemester CreditsTheory HoursLab HoursClinical Hours
 Term 1
NUR310Health Assessment34500
NUR315Nursing Theory34500
NU112Nutrition34500
 Term 1 Total913500
  
Course #Course TitleSemester CreditsTheory HoursLab HoursClinical Hours
 Term 2
NUR325Healthcare Informatics34500
NUR340Pathophysiology34500
NU430Community  and Public Health Nursing330045
NU440Quality and Safety in Healthcare34500
 Term 2 Total12165045
  
Course #Course TitleSemester CreditsTheory HoursLab HoursClinical Hours
 Term 3
NUR450Gerontology Nursing330045
NUR465Nursing Leadership330045
NUR470Nursing Capstone69000
 Term 3 Total12150090

Program Description:

The Registered Nurse (ASN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program is designed to facilitate career mobility for the Registered Nurse (ASN). The program is designed to provide the educational experiences that will prepare graduates to proceed into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields.

Students will be required to complete courses in the areas of general education courses, pre-requisite courses, core nursing courses and professional nursing courses to complete the 120-semester hour program.

Areas of study can include nursing values and roles, fundamental nursing concepts and techniques, adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, mental health nursing, gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics nursing, community health concepts, medical and surgical nursing and pharmacology, management, administration, ethics, research and critical thinking.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN Bridge program must:

Complete a RN to BSN program application Background check clearance.

Proof of high school graduation or its equivalent.

Official transcript showing a conferred Associate Degree in Nursing/Diploma (ADN/ASN/AAS/Diploma) from an accredited or state Board of Nursing approved nursing program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Foreign Education must be evaluated for equivalency from a recommended foreign credential evaluation service. Please see catalog for foreign credential evaluation requirement.

Current and unencumbered RN license as indicated by date of issue from the United States.

General Education Requirements and Transfer Credits

Credits for Associate in Nursing Degree

Applicants will be awarded 60 block credits for their associate degree/diploma in nursing from a program accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or approved by a state Board of Nursing, and an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license from the United States. Additional general education credits may be considered pending submission of the official transcript for review.

Course structure and modules

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program option prepares students with an associate of science in nursing to assume additional roles  and responsibilities in nursing such as education, leadership, and case management.

18 Months – 120 Credit hours

Career opportunities

Below is a list of career opportunities in the medical field after obtaining your BSN Degree.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Manager

Nursing Director

Nurse Educator

Clinical Research Nurse

Public Health Nurse

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