Bachelor of Science
Note: In addition to the membership application above (“Apply for this Program Now”), students must also meet the program requirements for this program.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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 healthcare settings. This mission relates to the mission by providing access to the education needed for personal and professional enhancement. Nurses who graduate from the BSN program at Florida State College have the opportunity to advance their careers, continue their education, and offer positive contributions within Northeast Florida communities.
The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.S.N. program, applicants must:
- Must have earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) from a regionally accredited college or university and completed a minimum of 60 transferable college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
- Submit a bachelor’s membership application by the
- Submit the B.S.N. program application by the
- Satisfy the bachelor degree general admissions requirements .
- Provide official transcripts from Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) program.
- Have a minimum 2.0 GPA from their A.D.N. program.
- Provide a letter of interest describing the reasons for your desire to pursue a B.S.N. degree and your future career goals.
- Submit one professional letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer.
- 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.
- 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.
Submit Program Requirements to:
Dr. Mary Kathleen Ebener, Associate Dean of the B.S.N. Program, Nursing Department, North Campus, Room C-215, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218 or deliver to North Campus, Room C-212.
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Dr. Mary Kathleen Ebener, Associate Dean, B.S.N. Program, North Campus, (904) 713-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.A. 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)
Nursing Foundation Courses (Credit Hours: 42)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Professional Courses (Credit Hours: 35)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:
- Fulfill the academic requirements for the chosen major;
- Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor degree with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
- Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor’s degree).
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits at the 3000 and/or 4000 level from Florida State College.
- 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;
- Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
- 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:
- Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
- Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin; exit 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.
- Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
- Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- 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.).
- 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 (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2018/2019 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
- 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.