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2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011]
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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011] [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (N200) (B.S.N.)


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is to prepare practicing registered nurses for evidence-based care and leadership roles in nursing. The program emphasizes critical thinking, cultural sensitivity and professional collaboration in the management of care for individuals, families and the community. The graduate is prepared for career advancement and theory synthesis, using knowledge and experience to demonstrate professional, competent and ethical practice across multiple health care settings.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.S.N. program, applicants must:

  1. Must be a graduate from an Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) program.
  2. Submit a bachelor’s membership application by the   
  3. Satisfy the bachelor degree general admissions requirements 
  4. Provide transcripts from Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) program.
  5. Eligible applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA from their A.D.N. program.
  6. Provide a letter of interest describing the reasons for your desire to pursue a B.S.N. degree and your future career goals.
  7. Submit one professional letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer.
  8. Provide documentation of the following:
  • Copy of current Florida Nursing License
  • Evidence of current CPR certification
  • Employment as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of one (1) year full-time work experience in nursing within the last 5 years.
  • Health Education Systems (HESI) Nurse Exit Exam Score.
  • A grade of “C” or better in English Composition II (ENC 1102) or Introduction to Literature (LIT 2000) and Human Nutrition (HUN 1201) prior to the first day of enrollment in the B.S.N. program.

Upon acceptance to the B.S.N. program, the following requirements with appropriate documentation must be met to begin the program:

  • Copy of current malpractice insurance.
  • Documentation of meeting the following health requirements:
    • Current PPD or chest x-ray as appropriate
    • Tetanus vaccination within the last ten years
    • Positive titers for rubeola, rubella, varicella, mumps and hepatitis B or proof of immunization
    • Completed Health Certificate and Physical Exam Forms
  • Completed criminal background check and drug screening through Florida State College.

 

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 125-133*

*Credit hours may vary depending on whether a student has satisfied the foreign language requirements of the College.

General Education (Credit Hours: 45)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .

General Education from A.S. degree program Credit Hours: 30

General Education Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3

Human Nutrition (Credit Hours 3)


Foreign Language Requirement


Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

  1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
  2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
  3.  Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120  and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120  and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120  and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120  and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140  and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.         

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement


The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Graduation Requirements


To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:

  1. Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major;
  2. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average that includes Florida State College and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Florida State College;
  4. Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
  5. Fulfill the Bachelor Degree General Education Requirements ;
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
    2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
  7. Fulfill the College–Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement according to Florida Rule 6A-10.030.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which students complete all requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are an applicant. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation date, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.). 
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within seven years or they will automatically be reassigned to the catalog in effect during their seventh year. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2010/2011) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.