Your Fastest Path To A Bachelor Of Science In Nursing (BSN) Degree
Complete the 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in as little as two and a half years with ECPI University's Year-Round Schedule versus traditional 4 year colleges.
Our consolidated and straight forward 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program leveraging online and on-campus delivery is tailored towards a more efficient pathway to a nursing degree.
2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Overview
The focus of the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) program is to offer a quality educational program that provides its graduates with the educational foundation and skills necessary to achieve professional success in the field of nursing.
ECPI University is committed to providing quality nursing education with the goal of developing clinical leaders with the ability to advance and promote the health of the diverse populations within the communities they serve, advocate on behalf of their clients, achieve and maintain their clinical competency, and provide service to the community and the profession.
The University faculty and administration are dedicated to achieving the University and BSN program’s focus.
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What is the 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?
The 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers serious students a more direct path to getting a Bachelors In Nursing. The industry is recommending BSN as the preferred level for all nurses moving forward.
Moreover, a study from the National Institutes of Health finds that starting wages of BSN nurses are significantly higher than those of nurses with an associate’s degree.
Why Choose the ECPI University 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?
The process for many nursing students is to enter as a Practical Nurse, then get an RN, and then onto a BSN Online. Historically, this was complicated and logistically difficult with all of the stopping, starting and potential transferring.
This new ECPI University 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing path will allow the student who focus on becoming a nurse the ability to:
- Pursue their degree with a consolidated on-ground and online program.
- Obtain a BSN quickly using our ECPI University 2.5 year formula.
- Upon graduation students can sit for the NCLEX-RN
Not looking to spend four years in college? Then take a look at ECPI University. Through our accelerated, year-round program, you could earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 2.5 Years!
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at ECPI University Virginia Beach, Virginia campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( http://www.ccneaccreditation.org ).
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at ECPI University Orlando, Florida campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( http://www.ccneaccreditation.org ).
What Can I Do With a Bachelor's In Nursing?
What are the Possible Career Tracks for a Bachelors In Nursing?
The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program allows students to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to meet the preventative and restorative needs of patients. Students learn both the art and science of nursing.
The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate can work in a variety of roles in community health, specialty bedside practice, informatics, and management, pursuing employment in a range of settings.
Top career choices in this field include:
- Primary Care Clinics
- Managed Care Facilities
- Home Healthcare
- Nursing Education
- Mental Health Agencies
- Military and Industry
2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes
The curriculum leading to the 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare a professional nurse with several key demonstrative abilities. Each prospective graduate must successfully pass the national Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being able to practice as a registered nurse.
All nurse graduates must apply for licensure through the state Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing must deem the graduate eligible to test and the graduate must successfully pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being able to practice as a registered nurse.
Upon completion of our 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you are expected to demonstrate the following abilities:
- Provide holistic, safe, competent patient care by applying the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the health care needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities;
- Synthesize and apply knowledge from the humanities, the arts and letters, the social and natural sciences as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision-making in nursing practice;
- Effectively communicate using written, verbal and electronic methodologies;
- Collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, in partnership with the individual, family, group, or community, to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and to influence health care delivery;
- Apply theories of nursing, patient teaching, leadership and management, and legal and ethical principles to promote optimal care delivery with nurse-sensitive quality indicators;
- Contribute to the enhancement of nursing practice through the delivery of compassionate care, the evaluation of health outcomes, and the application of research to practice;
- Actively participate in the role of a professional nurse through practice, self-care, leadership and lifelong learning across the continuum of care.
- Apply knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments to advocate for the provision of safe and equitable nursing care.
The 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|HCA400||HCA400 Health Information Systems||3.00|
|NUR219||NUR219 Dosage Calculations||1.00|
|NUR221||NUR221 Pathophysiology Hybrid||3.00|
|NUR303||NUR303 Essentials of Nursing Practice||3.00|
|NUR305||NUR305 Concepts of Nursing I||2.00|
|NUR307||NUR307 Concepts of Nursing II||3.00|
|NUR309||NUR309 Concepts of Nursing III||3.00|
|NUR325||NUR325 Health Assessment Across the Life Span||4.00|
|NUR347||NUR347 Mental Health Nursing||4.00|
|NUR356||NUR356 Medical-Surgical Nursing I||5.00|
|NUR357||NUR357 Medical-Surgical Nursing II||5.00|
|NUR359||NUR359 Community Health Nursing||5.00|
|NUR400||NUR400 Nursing Research||3.00|
|NUR424||NUR424 Maternal/Newborn Nursing||4.00|
|NUR426||NUR426 Parent/Child Nursing||4.00|
|NUR457||NUR457 Nursing Care of the Older Adult||4.00|
|NUR458||NUR458 Acute Care Nursing||5.00|
|NUR470||NUR470 Professional Leadership||3.00|
|NUR475||NUR475 Transition to Practice 1||3.00|
|NUR476||NUR476 Transition to Practice 2||4.00|
|NUR480||NUR480 Senior Seminar||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||80.00|
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|BIO111||BIO111 Anatomy & Physiology I w/Terminology||3.00|
|BIO111L||BIO111L Anatomy & Physiology I with Terminology LAB||1.00|
|BIO116||BIO116 Anatomy & Physiology II with Terminology||3.00|
|BIO116L||BIO116L Anatomy & Physiology II with Terminology LAB||1.00|
|CAP480||CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone||3.00|
|COM115||COM115 Principles of Communication||3.00|
|ENG110||ENG110 College Composition||3.00|
|ENG120||ENG120 Advanced Composition||3.00|
|HUM205||HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities||3.00|
|MTH131||MTH131 College Algebra||3.00|
|PSY105||PSY105 Introduction to Psychology||3.00|
|PSY300||PSY300 Human Growth & Development||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||35.00|
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
The 2.5 Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Overview (Orlando/Lake Mary FL Campus Only)
|Title of Course Offering||Course Number||Course Delivery|
|Freshman Orientation||COR101||On Campus|
|A&P I w/Term||BIO111||On Campus|
|A&P I Lab||BIO111L||On Campus|
|A&P II w/term||BIO 116||On Campus|
|A&P II Lab||BIO 116L||On Campus|
|Study Skills||COR 195||On Campus|
|College Composition I||ENG 110||Online|
|Essentials of Nursing Practice||NUR 303||On Campus|
|College Algebra||MTH 131||Online|
|Advanced Composition||ENG 120||Online|
|Intro to Psychology||PSY 105||Online|
|Concepts of Nursing I||NUR 305||On Campus|
|Principles of Speech||COM 115||Online|
|Concepts of Nursing II||NUR 307||On Campus|
|Human Growth and Development||PSY 300||Online|
|Culture and Diversity||HUM 205||Online|
|Pharmacology||NUR 310||On Campus|
|Dosage Calculations||NUR 219||On Campus|
|Health Assessment Across the Life Span||NUR 325||On Campus|
|Concepts of Nursing III||NUR 309||On Campus|
|Intro to Statistics||MTH 140||Online|
|Pathophysiology||NUR 221||On Campus|
|Arts and Sciences Capstone||CAP 480||Online|
|Mental Health Nursing||NUR 347||On Campus|
|Nursing Research||NUR 400||On Campus|
|Healthcare Information Systems||HCA 400||Online|
|Medical Surgical Nursing I||NUR 356||On Campus|
|Medical Surgical Nursing II||NUR 357||On Campus|
|Community Health Nursing||NUR 359||On Campus|
|Maternal/Newborn Nursing||NUR 424||On Campus|
|Parent/Child Nursing||NUR 426||On Campus|
|Nursing Care of the Older Adult||NUR 457||On Campus|
|Acute Care Nursing||NUR 458||On Campus|
|Professional Leadership||NUR 470||On Campus|
|Transition to Practice I||NUR 475||On Campus|
|Transition to Practice II||NUR 476||On Campus|
|Senior Seminar||NUR 480||On Campus|
|Career Orientation||COR 191||Online|
|Total Number of On-Campus Courses||27|
|Total Number of Online Courses||13|
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