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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Nursing BS

Nursing  (BS S901)

Type of Award
BS - Bachelor of Science

Program Website

Program Description
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.

Admission Requirements
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.

Completion Requirements
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)

Program Length
Total program semester hours: 120

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus, Loxahatchee Groves campuses and online.

For More Information:

Louise Aurelien,  EdD, MS, ARNP, NP-C
RN-BSN Program Director
Ph: (561) 868-4115


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Courses Credit: 36
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
ENC1102 College Composition 2 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Select two courses from Area II (Humanities) 6
  Area III (Mathematics) MAC1105 or MGF1106 or MGF1107 3
  Area III (Mathematics) STA2023 Statistics 3
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
MCB2010 Microbiology 3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
  Any course from Area V (Social Science) (AMH/POS) 3
HSC1101 Contemporary Issues in Health  
HSC2100 Health Concepts and Strategies  
  Any 3-5 credit course from Area I-V 3-5
Core Nursing Courses From A.S./A.A.S. Degree Credit: 30
  Core Nursing Courses From A.S. Degree 30
Lower Division Common Prerequisite Courses Credit: 18
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1
CHM1032 Principles of Chemistry 3
DEP2004 Human Growth and Development 3
HUN1201 Elements of Nutrition 3
MCB2010L Microbiology Lab 1
  AA Elective Course 3
Upper Division Common Core Courses Credit: 36
NUR3825 Transitional Nursing Role Perspectives (BS) 3
NUR4107 Nursing Perspectives/Global Trends (BS) 3
NUR3125 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing (BS) 3
NUR3119 Heritage of Nursing Concepts/Theories (BS) 3
NUR3164 Nursing Research and Informatics (BS) 3
NUR3069 Advance Health Assessment (BS) 3
NUR3678 Nursing Care for the Geriatric Patient and Other Vulnerable Populations (BS) 3
NUR4847 Clinical Decision Making/Critical Thinking (BS) 3
NUR4655 Nursing in a Multicultural Society (BS) 3
NUR4827C Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (BS) 3
NUR4636C Community Health Nursing (BS) 3
NUR4945 Capstone Experience: Nursing (BS) 3
Total Program Credit: 120

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
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.

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