RN To BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Program Objectives and Description:
The objective of the Registered Nurse (ADN) 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 (ADN) 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 (ADN) 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 (ADN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge program is designed to facilitate career mobility for the Registered Nurse (ADN). 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.
Entry to the Bridge program requires a student to be a graduate of an RN Occupational Associates Degree program with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA hold a current state of Florida Registered Nursing license. The acceptance of previous course work for credit will be determined by the accepting institution, on an individual basis.
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 180-semester hour program.
The entire BSN program is six (6) semesters long, full time comprising of twelve (12) general education courses, seven (7) pre-requisite courses, nine (9) core nursing courses and thirteen (13) professional nursing courses equally 180 semester hours.
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.
Estimated Length of Study:
6 Semesters, 18 Months. (180 Semester Hours)
Online Course Delivery:
This course has been approved for online course delivery of general education courses.
*Books and materials are NOT included in the cost of tuition. Students must purchase their own uniforms.