Location(s): General education courses are available at all BC locations. Program specific courses for this program are offered at the Miramar West Center.
Program Entrance Requirements: This is a limited access program. Applicants must possess an Associate Degree or higher from an accredited institution recognized by Broward College. Applicants must also possess an unrestricted and unencumbered active license as a registered nurse in the State of Florida.
Eligible applicants must:
- Apply and be accepted by Broward College as a degree-seeking student at www.broward.edu/future. The program’s objective code is (N100)
- Submit a supplemental application to the RN-BSN Program by the deadline at RN-BSN Supplemental Application. There are three entry periods per year: Summer, Fall and Spring.
- Possess an unrestricted and unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the State of Florida.
- Possess an Associate or higher degree from an accredited institution recognized by Broward College
- Possess a 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average
- Successfully complete required health forms
- Successfully complete a level 2 background investigation and drug screening (fee required)
- Successfully complete 36 General Education required credits with a grade of “C” or better
- Ability to meet the Performance Standards for the RN-BSN Program
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Program Description: Consistent with the mission of the College and building on the mission of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, the faculty of Broward College’s RN-BSN Program are committed to achieving student success by preparing baccalaureate nurse generalists for the role of provider of direct and indirect care, designer, manager and coordinator of that care, and a member of the nursing Profession (CCNE 2008).
The RN-BSN Program is offered as a blended (face to face combined with online) and online format. This one hundred twenty-three (123) credit hour program incorporates the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) lower division coursework as the foundation of the baccalaureate program. The upper division nursing coursework is designed to prepare professional nurses to use the latest technology, knowledge, abilities and skills to be effective in the current interdisciplinary setting and to prepare creative leaders for the promotion of quality health care in the complex, dynamic global health care environment.
The RN-BSN Program at Broward College is approved by the Florida Department of Education, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). At the successful completion of the Program the baccalaureate trained Registered Nurse is eligible for application to Master Degree Nursing Programs and is an excellent candidate for management and educational positions in multiple areas of nursing.
Additional Program Information
The RN-BSN Program may be completed in three semesters by the full-time student. The part time program is four semesters. The student must have internet access and the capability to perform basic computer skills as demonstrated by examination or completion of the Computer and Internet Literacy course (CGS1060C COMPUTER AND INTERNET LITERACY) with a grade of “C” or better.
It is strongly suggested that all students complete all outstanding general education level courses before beginning the upper BSN nursing courses. There are three Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings required for the student with the Student Success Coach.
|Upper Level BSN Courses|
|NUR3805||NURSING, ROLES, DIMENSIONS, AND PERSPECTIVES||3.00|
|NUR3069||ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT||2.00|
|NUR3069L||ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB||1.00|
|NUR3119||NURSING CONCEPTS AND THEORIES||3.00|
|NUR3167||NURSE AS A SCHOLAR||3.00|
|NUR4667||NURSING PERSPECTIVES AND GLOBAL TRENDS||3.00|
|NUR4636||COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING||3.00|
|NUR4636L||COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM||2.00|
|NUR4827||PRINCIPLES OF NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT||3.00|
|NUR4945L||NURSING CAPSTONE PRACTICUM||2.00|
|NURSING ELECTIVE||Nursing Electives 1||6.00|
|Lower Level Courses|
|BSC2086||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II||3.00|
|BSC2086L||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY||1.00|
|CHM1032L||CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES LAB||1.00|
|SYG2000||PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY||3.00|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION, DIET, AND DISEASE|
|NURSING COURSES||Nursing Program Competencies||30.00|
|General Education Courses|
|GE Course||General Education Speech||3.00|
|BSC2085||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I||3.00|
|BSC2085L||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY||1.00|
|GE Course||General Education Natural Science||3.00|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA 2|
|FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING (if pursuing Masters)|
|GE Course||General Education Humanities Core||6.00|
|GE Course||General Education||2.00|
|AMH2020||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877||3.00|
|or POS2041||NATIONAL GOVERNMENT|
|PSY2012||GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (Recommended)||3.00|
Upper Level BSN Nursing Elective Courses
MAC1105C COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA is a 5-credit course. Students, who register for this course must see an advisor to discuss their academic plan.
Notes: Many courses have specific pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements that must be followed.
See General Education course information here.
Students must satisfy the Digital Literacy requirement by testing out, completing a Credit for Prior Learning portfolio, or passing CGS1060C COMPUTER AND INTERNET LITERACY.
In accordance with Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, students may need to satisfy the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement. Visit the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement page at broward.edu/civic-literacy.
|NUR4826||ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF NURSING (Online)||3.00|
|NUR4195||END OF LIFE PALLIATIVE CARE||3.00|
|NUR3678||NURSING CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS||3.00|
|NUR4284||DYNAMICS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AGING||3.00|
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit for Prior Learning
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- Credit by exam
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Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
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Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from this program will:
- Apply goal-directed processes involved in the transmission and assimilation of information in order to expand knowledge and change behaviors.
- Demonstrate leadership skills in designing a patient care unit through SWOT Analysis.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess the community health client as indicated by successful completion of the case student management assignments.
- Demonstrate independent and interdependent decision making, critical thinking and reasoning, leadership and management skills that utilize nursing and other recognized theories, models, and evidence- based practice initiatives and knowledge, collegial dialogue, self-reflection, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
- Integrate professional values and practice competencies through ethical decision-making which may impact future healthcare demands. Commitment to lifelong learning demonstrated by regular student participation in diverse curricula activities.
- Analyze and synthesize data regarding the health status of the patient, community and defined population, utilize these findings to make sound clinical judgments regarding nursing interventions and outcome evaluation using clinical reasoning.
- Demonstrates a basic knowledge of information management systems and skills in emerging telecommunication and patient care technology. Utilizes this knowledge to employ principles of quality improvement that will lead to improving patient outcomes and correction of healthcare errors.
- Create an environment of inclusion in the provision of holistic, evidence- based, quality nursing care in increasingly complex situations, healthcare systems, diverse and global settings.
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaborative efforts with physicians and other members of the health care team; dialogue with faculty and students to conduct teaching-learning practices that address community needs and expectations.
- Analyze and implement patient health and safety goals that address social and public health and cross cultural health issues; demonstrating respect for personal and cultural health practices and human diversity.
- Select and apply appropriate theories and research findings relevant to healthcare systems and policies, quality healthcare delivery, and global health promotion to continue role development as a professional nurse.
- Integrate economic, legal and political factors that impact heath care delivery to influence health care policies on behalf of patients, the local community, global community, and the profession.