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Nursing, BSN (Traditional)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Flagship Residential Campus, Fort Lauderdale

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered for students beginning their first professional nursing program. Depending on the campus, students in this program of professional nursing study may attend in either the Fall/Spring semesters only or year round, for eight semesters.

Graduates will be prepared to provide compassionate, patient-centered, culturally competent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a variety of settings, using evidence-based knowledge and skills related to wellness, health promotion, illness, disease management, and end-of-life care to improve healthcare outcomes. They will practice in partnership with patients as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams, utilizing the most current healthcare technologies. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

All Keiser University BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791,

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Program Objectives

Keiser  University’s Bachelor  of  Science  in  Nursing  program  enables  students  to  provide evidence-based collaborative care to diverse patient populations in varied settings. At the conclusion of the program, BSN graduates will be able to:

  1. Enact leadership, clinical decision-making, and effective communications skills to provide and evaluate safe high quality nursing services.
  2. Creatively engage in rational inquiry utilizing evidence-based nursing knowledge in both well-defined, relatively common clinical situations, and in complex clinical situations.
  3. Employ information management and patient care technology knowledge and skills to enhance the delivery of quality patient care.
  4. Maintain an understanding of system and organizational level policy in order to provide appropriate direct and indirect nursing care for ethnically, culturally, and/or spiritually diverse patients and their families within varied healthcare systems and settings.
  5. Participate in and lead interprofessional healthcare efforts to design and manage the care of individuals and their families.
  6. Practice nursing within ethical, legal, and humanistic frameworks, promoting nursing’s values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice to provide quality, cost-effective care founded on health promotion and disease prevention principles to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Acceptance is granted into the major courses upon completion of the following:

  • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher AND
  • Either SAT 1150 (taken 5/2016 and later) or 1590 (taken earlier than 5/2016), ACT 23, or Wonderlic 25
  • Acceptable background check and drug screening
  • Required health and immunizations screening
  • Personal interview with the nursing program
  • 3.0 average GPA for general education courses
  • “B” grade or better in the following prerequisite courses:
    Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    General Chemistry I
    General Chemistry Lab
    Microbiology I

Program Outline

Depending on the campus, students in this beginning program of professional nursing study may attend in either the Fall/Spring semesters only, or year round for eight semesters. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

General Education Courses (40.0 credit hours)
English Composition I3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry I3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry Lab1.0 credit hours
College Algebra3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology I4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology3.0 credit hours
English Composition II3.0 credit hours
Microbiology I4.0 credit hours
Humanities Elective3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology II4.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development3.0 credit hours
Statistics3.0 credit hours
General Elective3.0 credit hours
Nursing Major Courses (80.0 credit hours)
Professional Nursing I1.0 credit hours
Professional Nursing II1.0 credit hours
Pathophysiology for BSN4.0 credit hours
Physical Assessment in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Clinical Decision Making in Evidence Based Practice2.0 credit hours
Care Management I8.0 credit hours
Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics4.0 credit hours
Nursing Quality and Safety in Healthcare2.0 credit hours
Care Management II9.0 credit hours
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention: A Community Perspective4.0 credit hours
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice3.0 credit hours
Care Management III8.0 credit hours
Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice3.0 credit hours
Information Technology for Nursing3.0 credit hours
Care Management IV8.0 credit hours
Public Policy and Risk Management in Nursing3.0 credit hours
Care Management V9.0 credit hours
Nursing Leadership in Systems of Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Professional Nursing III2.0 credit hours

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