R.N. to B.S.N.

2016-2017 Catalog

B205: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CIP: 51.3801 (track 2 of 2)

FL CIP: 1105138012

This is a limited access program. Please consult CF.edu/limitedaccess for information on limited access programs.

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an articulated, generalist nursing degree which allows associate degree registered nurses to advance their education to meet the demand in the community for BSN prepared nurses, and support job promotions and entry into graduate nursing programs. The program contributes to meeting the Institute for Medicine’s call for 80 percent of nursing staffs to be BSN prepared by 2020. Nurses will prepare for advanced clinical positions and for nursing faculty positions, meeting additional needs for nurses in primary care and as nursing program faculty educating new nurses.

The College of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC. The College of Central Florida’s RN-BSN program is accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 866-747-9965.

Full- and part-time options are available. Florida RN unencumbered license must be attained prior to second semester of upper division nursing courses. Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to CF.edu/health.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a limited access program. A limited access program is one in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources or accreditation requirements (i.e., student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities and equipment, clinical sites) or the nature of the program calls for specific admission requirements. Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.

Criteria for Application 

  • Be admitted to CF in good standing.
  • 2.0 college GPA.
  • 2.5 GPA or higher in general education and lower division courses specific to the nursing programs as well as the courses with the NUR prefix.
  • All general education and lower division course requirements must be completed, or currently enrolled in, to have conditional acceptance. Applications can be submitted during the application period if currently enrolled in general education or lower division courses, but all must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to have final acceptance to the program.
  • Submit RN to BSN program application with a copy of an active unencumbered Florida RN license. Recent ADN graduates must attain an active, unencumbered Florida RN license prior to second semester of upper division nursing courses. 
  • CF service area: Marion, Citrus and Levy county applicants will have priority seating.
  • A criminal background check and physical examination are required once a student is accepted into the program.


Program Core Courses: 39 credit hours

NUR 3825Professional Socialization Seminar3
NUR 3846Nursing Theory and Philosophy3
NUR 3066CAdvanced Nursing and Health Assessment with Lab5
NUR 4667Global Health Care Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing5
NUR 4837Health Care Policies and Economics3
NUR 4776CEvidence Based Clinical Judgment with Lab4
NUR 4165Nursing Research3
NUR 4827Nursing Leadership and Management4
NUR 4636CCommunity Nursing with Lab5
NUR 4950Professional Role Development and Transition to Practice5

General Education Courses: 36 credit hours

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BSC 2085LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
BSC 2086Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BSC 2086LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
PSY 2012General Psychology3
HUN 1201Human Nutrition3
MCB 2010Microbiology3
MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab1
DEP 2004Human Growth and Development**3
ENC 1102Freshman Composition Skills II**3

Prerequisite and Technical Courses: 45 credit hours

Program Prerequisite Courses
CHM 1032Chemistry for the Health-Related Fields3
Or any higher level Chemistry course
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3

Foreign Language Competency

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree from the state of Florida, students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language (American Sign Language (ASL) counts toward this requirement). Proof of competency must be provided in the form of official transcripts or test scores.

To fulfill the foreign language competency, students must provide proof of successfully passing two years of the same foreign language (including American Sign Language) from high school or two semesters of the same foreign language (including American Sign Language) at the college/university level. Students are welcome to take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) to place out of one or more semesters of a foreign language.

Required Technical Courses

Choose 39 credits from the following:

NUR 1021CFoundations in Nursing5
NUR 1052CClinical Concepts I4
NUR 1142Introduction to Pharmacology3
NUR 1210CNursing IIA5
NUR 1241CClinical Concepts II7
NUR 1520CBehavioral Concepts in Nursing2
NUR 1730CNursing II9
NUR 1733CNursing IIB5
NUR 1830Socialization into Nursing III2
NUR 2010Professional Issues in Nursing2
NUR 2243CClinical Concepts III4
NUR 2244CClinical Concepts IV7
NUR 2440CDevelopmental Concepts in Nursing3
NUR 2713CNursing IVA8
NUR 2732CNursing III9
NUR 2734CNursing IV10
NUR 2751CNursing IIIA5
NUR 2752CNursing IIIB5
NUR 2811CCapstone Clinical2

The total number of credit hours may be higher if the student must take foreign language courses.

Total Credit Hours: 120

  • General education and prerequisite courses must be completed before beginning the program core courses.
  • Required technical course credits will be awarded upon completion of program core courses representing completion of ADN nursing program.


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