Nursing (BS S901)
Type of Award
BS - Bachelor of Science
Graduates of this program will be prepared to advance into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields. The program is designed as a "2+2" program, where program applicants must have earned an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school and have a current Florida licensure in Nursing. The curriculum in the program follows the state prescribed articulated curriculum for advancement of A.S. degree nurses into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The lower division requirements include 84 credits, including general education, nursing courses and common prerequisite courses. The upper division courses include 36 credit hours of course work that focuses on leadership, management, advanced care concepts, research, and contemporary issues in nursing. The program culminates in a capstone course that synthesizes the concepts learned throughout the program.
To apply for the bachelor‘s degree program in Nursing, students must have earned an A.S. degree in nursing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students must have current Florida licensure in Nursing. Please see the Admissions section of this catalog for detailed admission requirements for bachelor‘s degree programs. Upon acceptance in the program, students will be contacted and will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session.
Students must successfully complete all courses in the curriculum, have at least a 2.0 GPA and have earned a “C” or better in all general education courses and upper division courses. Students must also meet the foreign language requirements. (Additional Information)
Total program semester hours: 120
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus and online.
For More Information:
Mary A. Biderman, Ph.D., MA, BSN
Adina DiFederico-Yates, Ph.D., MSN, BSN
Graduates may seek employment in a variety of health care environments that require a bachelor‘s degree in nursing.
Career Path Notes
After completion of this program, students may choose to apply for graduate study at a public or private university.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/