Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS to BSN: quarter credit)

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 could 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.

All Bachelor Degree Nursing graduates must successfully pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being able to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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)

CCNE

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/ ).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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 Credits

Quarter Credit Hours

Subtotal Transfer - Bachelor's degree and required prerequisite courses including 42 general education prerequisites

105.0

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curriculum Delivery Overview

Quarter 1

Title of Course Offering

Course Number

Course Delivery

Pathophysiology

NUR311

On Campus

Pharmacology

NUR312

On Campus

Essentials of Nursing Practice

NUR313

On Campus

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

NUR315

On Campus

Essentials of Nursing Practice Clinical

NUR316

On Campus

Quarter 2

Title of Course Offering

Course Number

Course Delivery

Nursing Care of the Adult Clinical

NUR322

On Campus

Nursing Care of the Adult

NUR326

On Campus

Public Health Nursing

NUR328

On Campus

Public Health Nursing Clinical

NUR329

On Campus

Topics in Professional Nursing

NUR332

On Campus

Pharmacologic Applications

NUR333

On Campus

Quarter 3

Title of Course Offering

Course Number

Course Delivery

Nursing Care of Women and Children Clinical

NUR433

On Campus

Mental Health Nursing Clinical

NUR436

On Campus

Nursing Research

NUR437

On Campus

Nursing Care of Women and Children

NUR438

On Campus

Mental Health Nursing

NUR439

On Campus

Quarter 4

Title of Course Offering

Course Number

Course Delivery

Professional Leadership

NUR445

On Campus

Nursing Care of the Older Adult

NUR446

On Campus

Nursing Care of the Older Adult Clinical

NUR447

On Campus

Transition to Practice

NUR448

On Campus

Senior Seminar

NUR449

On Campus

Clinical Applications Lab

NUR460

On Campus

Total Number of On-Campus Courses

22

Total Number of Online Courses

0

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curriculum Requirements

Quarter 1

Course Quarter Credit Hours (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 Quarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR322 Nursing Care of the Adult Clinical 4 12 (144)
NUR326 Nursing Care of the Adult 6 0
NUR328 Public Health Nursing 3 0
NUR329 Public Health Nursing Clinical 1 3 (36)
NUR332 Topics in Professional Nursing 3 0
NUR333 Pharmacologic Applications 2 0
Total 19 180

Quarter 3

Course Quarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR433 Nursing Care of Women and Children Clinical 3 9 (108)
NUR436 Mental Health Nursing Clinical 2 6 (72)
NUR437 Nursing Research 3 0
NUR438 Nursing Care of Women and Children 5 0
NUR439 Mental Health Nursing 4 0
Total 17 180

Quarter 4

Course Quarter Credit Hours (Theory/Lab) Clinical/Lab Hours
NUR445 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
NUR460 Clinical Applications Lab 1 2 (24)
Total 18 204

Designated General Education Prerequisites

Courses Quarter Credit Hours
Anatomy and Physiology (parts I and II, with labs) 12.0
Statistics 4.5
Social Science: Sociology or Psychology 4.5
Human Growth and Development or Development Psychology 4.5
English 4.5
General Education Elective 16.5
Total 46.5

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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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