RN to BSN Program in FL - Nursing, BSN - Keiser University
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Nursing, BSN (RN to BSN)

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RN to BSN) is a degree completion program for registered nurses.  This program emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health promotion across a variety of community-based healthcare settings.  The curriculum accentuates cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery through both online classroom and clinical components.

The framework of the RN to BSN program includes the broad competency areas of knowledge, the elements of critical thinking, skills performance, collaboration, caring and professionalism.  Each of these areas are reflected in program outcomes that build upon prior learning and incorporate competencies as outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice.

The Baccalaureate degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Project Outcomes

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program enables students to provide evidence-based collaborative care to diverse patient populations in varied settings. The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes are a culmination of measurable competencies, consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), which enable graduates to practice within a complex healthcare system.

The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes and their applicable Essentials are:

  • CARE COORDINATION
    Utilizes effective leadership, communication and collaboration for shared decision making with the patient and multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the deliberate organization, design and management of safe, high quality and high value care for culturally and spiritually diverse patients across the continuum of healthcare environments.
  • RESEARCH AND TRANSLATION
    Engages in scientific inquiry with a spirit of creativity, utilizes evidence-based nursing knowledge, and translates data and information into nursing practice to address common clinical scenarios.
  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    Utilizes patient care technology and information systems to communicate, collaborate and support clinical decision-making in the delivery of quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • ADVOCACY AND POLICY
    Integrates professional nursing values, ethical, legal, and theoretical practice frameworks fundamental to the discipline of nursing to influence health promotion, disease prevention, healthcare policy, and regulation across the lifespan and practice environments

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Graduation from either an associate degree nursing program or a diploma nursing program
  • Nursing Diploma, International, Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing, and applicants who attended a non-accredited academic institution must satisfy the following prerequisites (or equivalent with a “C” or higher) before beginning upper division major courses. Course equivalency is established by the Dean of Academic Affairs or the University. Department Chair from official transcripts received from accredited institutions.
    • MAC2105 College Algebra
    • ENC1101 English Composition I
    • AML1000 American Literature or English Literature, ENL1000
    • BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BSC2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • MCB2000C Microbiology I
    • DEP2004 Lifespan Development
  • Proof of current, active, and non-restricted professional licensure as a registered nurse in the United States. Students in an RN to BSN on campus hybrid program must hold a Florida RN license.

Program Outline

This degree completion program for registered nurses emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health prevention and promotion across a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum accentuates cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery through online and/or face-to-face classroom (depending on campus) and clinical components. Students must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher to proceed successfully through the program.  This program is designed for graduates of associate degree programs in nursing, nursing diploma programs, international, or associate degrees in applied science in nursing, who have also satisfied the above prerequisites for major courses.  To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, students must complete an additional 60 credit hours, inclusive of courses described below.  The length of this program is approximately 12 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).  A combined total of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.  Students applying to the MSN program should take NUR510 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as an elective in their last term.  This will result in a total of 123 credit hours required for the degree.

Previous General Education Courses (33.0 credit hours) 

Previous Nursing Degree Courses (42.0 credit courses)

Elective General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
General Education Elective 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Nursing Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)
Health Assessment, Promotion and Prevention 3.0 credit hours
Pathophysiology for BSN 4.0 credit hours
Nursing Role and Scope 3.0 credit hours
Global Trends in Nursing Practice 4.0 credit hours
Public Policy and Risk Management 3.0 credit hours
Nursing Research 3.0 credit hours
Community Nursing 4.0 credit hours
Nursing Informatics 3.0 credit hours
Leadership and Professional Development in Nursing 3.0 credit hours
Special Topics in Professional Nursing Practice I 3.0 credit hours
Special Topics in Professional Nursing Practice II 3.0 credit hours
Elective Course for Students Applying to the MSN Program (3.0 credit hours)
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3.0 credit hours

 

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