Academics

RN-BSN Course of Study

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 and Physiology I with lab
BSC 2086C - Human Anatomy and 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, B or C
Mathematics - Any Area II, A.A.
MCB 2010C - Microbiology with lab
PSY 2012 - General Psychology
CHM 1025C - Introductory Chemistry with lab, preferred or any A.A.; BSC, CHM or PHY prefix course (3 credit hour minimum)
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
Humanities - Area IV, A.A.; Course must be selected from a different category than prerequisite Humanities
Foreign Language*

Upper Level (3000 - 4000) Nursing CORE course requirements:
NUR 3805 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
NUR 3066C - Health Assessment and Physical Appraisal
NUR 3125 – Pathophysiology
NUR 3145 – Pharmacology
NUR 3826 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
NUR 3870 - Informatics in Health Care
NUR 4169 - Evidence Based Practice: Nursing Research
NUR 4636 - Community and Public Health: Population Based
NUR 4636L - Community and Public Health: Practicum
NUR 4827 - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing
NUR 4925- Colloquiums/Symposiums/Workshops

Nursing elective, 2 courses - minimum of six semester hours:
DSC 3013 -
Introduction to Homeland Security (3 Credit Hours)
DSC 3214 -
Catastrophic Event Response Planning (3 Credit Hours)
GEY 3001 -
Aging and Special Populations (3 Credit Hours)
GEY 3045 -
Nutrition and Gerontology (3 Credit Hours)
GEY 3302 -
Communicating with Older Adults (3 Credit Hours)
GEY 4601 -
Biology of Aging (3 Credit Hours)
HUN 3126 -
Food and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
HUN 3205 -
Dietary Influences on Disease (3 Credit Hours)
HUN 3272 -
Sports Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)
HUN 3403 -
Lifecycle Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)
HUN 3601 -
Nutrition Education (3 Credit Hours)
MAN 3240 -
Applied Organizational Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
MAN 3303 -
Management and Leadership Practices (3 Credit Hours)
MAN 3503 -
Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making (3 Credit Hours)
MAN 4102 -
Managing Cultural Diversity (3 Credit Hours)
MAN 4520 -
Quality Management (3 Credit Hours)
NSP 3276 -
Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation (1 Credit Hour)
NSP 4275C -
Adult Critical Care-Nursing (8 Credit Hours)
NUR 3076 -
Communication in Health Care (3 Credit Hours)
NUR 3289 -
Gerontology-Nursing (3 Credit Hours)
NUR 3895 -
Teaching and Learning for Health Care Professional (3 Credit Hours)
NUR 4837 -
Health Care Policy and Economics (3 Credit Hours)
PAD 3311 -
Program Planning and Evaluation (3 Credit Hours)
PAD 3821 -
Contemporary Issues in Public Safety/Homeland Security (3 Credit Hours)
PAD 3874 -
Community Relations Theory and Practice (3 Credit Hours)
PAD 4204 -
Public Finance (3 Credit Hours)
PAD 4414 -
Human Resource Management Skills (3 Credit Hours)

 * 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)
    or
  • 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.

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