Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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

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 2020 class
Priority DecisionOct. 10, 2019
Final DeadlineDec. 30, 2019
Mandatory OrientationJan. 10, 2020
First day of classJan. 21, 2020
For the July 2020 class
Priority DecisionMarch 13, 2020
Final DeadlineMay 29, 2020
Mandatory OrientationJuly 10, 2020
First day of classJuly 20, 2020
For the January 2021 class
Priority DecisionOctober 9, 2020
Final DeadlineDecember 4, 2020
Mandatory OrientationJanuary 8, 2021
First day of classJanuary 19, 2021
For the July 2021 class
Priority DecisionMarch 12, 2021
Final DeadlineMay 28, 2021
Mandatory OrientationJuly 9, 2021
First day of classJuly 19, 2021

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 http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/.

* 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.

Curriculum

A student transferring into the institution with a bachelor's degree will transfer the equivalent of 105 quarter credit hours from the previous baccalaureate degree, including: 46.5 quarter credit hours in general education courses, 30 quarter credits of which are in specific required general education courses; and 75 quarter credits in nursing, to meet the minimum total of 180 quarter credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 4 quarters, 12 months or 48 weeks of instruction. Nursing courses will not be available online. The program requirements are as follows:

Transfer CreditsQuarter Credit Hours
Subtotal Transfer - Bachelor's degree and required prerequisite courses including 42 general education prerequisites105.0
Quarter 1
CourseQuarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab)Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR311 Pathophysiology40
NUR312 Pharmacology40
NUR313 Essentials of Nursing Practice50
NUR315 Health Assessment across Life Span5 (4+1)2 (24)
NUR316 Essentials of Nursing Practice Clinical39 (108)
Total21132
Quarter 2
CourseQuarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab)Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR322 Nursing Care of the Adult Clinical412 (144)
NUR326 Nursing Care of the Adult60
NUR328 Public Health Nursing30
NUR329 Public Health Nursing Clinical13 (36)
NUR332 Topics in Professional Nursing30
NUR333 Pharmacologic Applications20
Total19180
Quarter 3
CourseQuarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab)Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR433 Nursing Care of Women and Children Clinical39 (108)
NUR436 Mental Health Nursing Clinical26 (72)
NUR437 Nursing Research30
NUR438 Nursing Care of Women and Children50
NUR439 Mental Health Nursing40
Total17180
Quarter 4
CourseQuarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab)Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR445 Professional Leadership40
NUR446 Nursing Care of the Older Adult40
NUR447 Nursing Care of the Older Adult Clinical13 (36)
NUR448 Transition to Practice412 (144)
NUR449 Senior Seminar40
NUR460 Clinical Applications Lab12 (24)
Total18204
Designated General Education Prerequisites
CoursesQuarter Credit Hours
Anatomy and Physiology (parts I and II, with labs)12.0
Statistics4.5
Social Science: Sociology or Psychology4.5
Human Growth and Development or Development Psychology4.5
English4.5
General Education Elective16.5
Total46.5
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
Outcomes

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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