Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor to BSN Nursing Program – ECPI - Orlando
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Overview

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, 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 a BS to 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 BS to 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, BS to 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 with labs)
  • 6 prerequisite courses
    • Anatomy and Physiology (8 semester credit hours/ 12 quarter credit hours, Parts I and II, with labs)
    • 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)
    • Additional General Education Elective (11 semester credit hours / 16.5 quarter credit hours)
  • ATI TEAS exam for applicants who tested after September 2016
  • FDLE Background check (only good for 12 months)

Admissions and Enrollment Dates

For the January 2019 class
Priority Decision Oct. 12, 2018
Final Deadline Nov. 30, 2018
Mandatory Orientation Jan. 11, 2019
First day of class Jan. 22, 2019
For the July 2019 class
Priority Decision Mar. 15, 2019
Final Deadline May 24, 2019
Mandatory Orientation Jun. 28, 2019
First day of class Jul. 22, 2019
For the January 2020 class
Priority Decision Oct. 10, 2019
Final Deadline Nov. 29, 2019
Mandatory Orientation Jan. 10, 2020
First day of class Jan. 21, 2020

The Bachelor to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the ECPI University Orlando, Florida campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. For more information, visit

* 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 has created a 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
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 1
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

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare a professional nurse who should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide holistic care by applying the nursing process 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 decision-making 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 and to influence health care delivery;
  • Apply theories of leadership and management to promote optimal care delivery with defined quality indicators;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of nursing practice through the evaluation of health out comes and the application of research;
  • Actively participate in the role of a professional nurse through leadership and lifelong learning.
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