Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor to BSN
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor’s to BSN Nursing Program
Overview

 

Remington College School of Nursing is now ECPI University College of Nursing Orlando!

Ever wonder what it would be like being a nurse? Maybe you’d like to switch careers but can’t afford to spend four more years in college. How about 12 months? That’s right—at ECPI University’s College of Nursing, you can now turn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as little as one year through our fast track nursing program!

Get a New Start with an Accelerated BSN

Whether you majored in business, history, or one of the sciences, all you need is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to meet ECPI University’s institutional requirements.* Upon graduation from our accelerated BSN program, you can be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN examination and become a registered nurse, caring for patients and making a difference in the lives of others.

Even better, accelerated BSN programs could allow you to get a head start on your career, as more and more healthcare providers are seeking nurses with advanced education. In fact, the American Nurses Association has set a goal for 2020 that 80% of all nurses hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).**

Program Requirements*

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum final degree GPA of 2.5
  • A cumulative science GPA of 2.75 or higher (A&P I and II, chemistry and microbiology classes with labs)
  • 8 prerequisite courses
    • Anatomy and Physiology (8 semester credit hours/ 12 quarter credit hours, Parts I and II, with labs)
    • Microbiology (4 semester credit hours/ 6 quarter credit hours, 1 semester, lab included)
    • Chemistry (4 semester credit hours/ 6 quarter credit hours, 1 semester, lab included)
    • Statistics (3 semester credit hours/ 4.5 quarter credit hours)
    • Social Science: Sociology or Psychology (3 semester credit hours/ 4.5 quarter credit hours)
    • Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology (3 semester credit hours/ 4.5 quarter credit hours)
    • English (3 semester credit hours/ 4.5 quarter credit hours)
  • TEAS V score of 70% or higher (can register for test at www.ATITesting.com —valid for 24 months)
  • FDLE Background check (only good for 12 months)

Admissions and Enrollment Dates

For the July 2016 class
Early Decision Mar. 25, 2016
Final Deadline Jun. 6, 2016
Mandatory Orientation Jul. 7 & 8, 2016
First day of class Jul. 25, 2016

Pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

* Prerequisite courses are required. Talk to an admissions advisor to inquire about institutional requirements.

** Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 26 January 2011.

Program Description

ECPI University’s College of Nursing has created an accelerated BSN program that allows students to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to meet the preventative and restorative needs of patients. Here, you can learn both the art and science of nursing.

Our hands-on laboratory environment allows you to work with advanced simulation technology, applying what you learn on campus before you begin clinical rotations. Coursework includes:

  • Essentials of Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Women and Children
  • Public Health Nursing

Possible Career Track

Graduates who have completed the Bachelor’s to BSN Nursing Program can work in a variety of roles in community health, specialty bedside practice, informatics, and management, pursuing employment in a range of settings including:

  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home Healthcare
  • Hospices
  • Nursing Education
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Military and Industry

Curriculum

Quarter 1
Course Credits (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR311 Pathophysiology 4 0
NUR312 Pharmacology 4 0
NUR313 Essentials of Nursing Practice 5 0
NUR315 Health Assessment across Life Span 5 (4+1) 2 (24)
NUR316 Essentials of Nursing Practice Clinical 3 9 (108)
Total 21 132
Quarter 2
Course Credits (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR326 Nursing Care of the Adult 6 0
NUR322 Nursing Care of the Adult Clinical 4 12 (144)
NUR328 Public Health Nursing 3 0
NUR329 Public Health Nursing Clinical 1 3 (36)
NUR331 Pharmacologic Applications 2 0
NUR332 Topics in Professional Nursing 3 0
Total 19 180
Quarter 3
Course Credits (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR438 Nursing Care of Women and Children 5 0
NUR432 Nursing Care of Women and Children Clinical 3 9 (108)
NUR439 Mental Health Nursing 4 0
NUR436 Mental Health Nursing Clinical 2 6 (72)
NUR437 Nursing Research 3 0
Total 17 180
Quarter 4
Course Credits (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR443 Professional Leadership 4 0
NUR446 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 4 0
NUR447 Nursing Care of the Older Adult Clinical 1 3 (36)
NUR448 Transition to Practice 4 12 (144)
NUR449 Senior Seminar 4 0
NUR450 Clinical Applications Lab 1 2 (24)
Total 18 204

Program Outcomes

ECPI University’s program is designed to develop baccalaureate-prepared nursing professionals capable of:

  • Analyzing how advanced technologies can be used to improve patient care.
  • Utilizing clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and research in evidence-based decision making to improve patient outcomes.
  • Communicating with patients, families, and other healthcare providers to coordinate care.
  • Examining how healthcare policy, education and politics can promote community health.
  • Applying leadership and management concepts and theories to improve practice environments and effect change.
  • Performing as a team member, delegating effectively, and mentoring other nurses.
  • Following the professional standards of nursing practice within the legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

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