RN-BSN Course of Study
Please use this page as an educational guide and attend an information session for further directions.
Descriptions of all 1000 - 2000 level courses are available in the current SCF catalog under the "Course Description" link.
All prerequisite and general academic requirements must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.
Prerequisites (needed prior to program application):
BSC 2085C - Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
BSC 2086C - Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
DEP 2004 - Human Development: Life Span
ENC 1101 - Written Communication I
ENC 1102 - Written Communication II
Humanities - Any Area IV, A.A., Category A or B - Literature or Arts & Humanities
Mathematics - Any Area II, A.A.
MCB 2010C - Microbiology with lab
PSY 2012 - General Psychology
CHM 1025C - Introductory Chemistry with lab, preferred
HUN 2201 - Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics
Additional Academic Requirements (needed for graduation from, not admission to, the program):
SPC 1608 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication
AMH 1010 or AMH 1020 or EUH 1000 or EUH 1001 - Social & Behavioral Science, Historical
PHI 2600 - Applied Ethics
Upper Level (3000 - 4000) Nursing core course requirements:
NUR 3805 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
NUR 3066C - Health Assessment & Physical Appraisal
NUR 3125 - Pathophysiology
NUR 3145 - Pharmacology
NUR 3826 - Ethical & Legal Issues in Health Care
NUR 3870 - Informatics in Health Care
NUR 4169 - Evidence Based Practice: Nursing Research
NUR 4636 - Community & Public Health: Population Based
NUR 4636L - Community & Public Health: Practicum
NUR 4827 - Leadership & Mgmt. in Professional Nursing
NUR 4925- Colloquiums/Symposiums/Workshops
Nursing elective, minimum of six semester hours:
NUR 3289 - Gerontology – Nursing
NUR 3895 - Teaching & Learning for the Health Care Professional
NUR 4837 - Health Care Policy & Economics
NSP 3276 - Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation
NSP 4275C - Adult Critical Care
* Completion of the foreign language requirement is mandatory for the awarding of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This requirement can be met by completing one of the following:
- 2 years of the same foreign language in High School (2 credits)
- 2 semesters of the same foreign language in college/university (8 semester hours).
(Foreign languages offered at SCF include: German, French, Sign language, and Spanish.)
Validated Nursing Credits
Upon acceptance into the program, completion of 38 semester hours of upper level nursing core courses and application for B.S.N. graduation, 30 semester hours can be awarded as core nursing credits validated by the student's unencumbered, unrestricted Florida RN license.
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for the B.S.N. degree.