Florida Southern College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences provides unique opportunities for personal and professional growth for registered nurses seeking career advancement. Our Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing.
The Florida Southern College School of Nursing & Health Sciences faculty members are committed to promoting educational excellence and providing unique opportunities for personal and professional growth for nursing students. In the roles of mentor, role model, expert resource and facilitator, faculty are dedicated to enabling the student to master new skills, to critically evaluate situations, and to integrate new knowledge and skills into nursing practice through innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in diverse settings.
This program is designed for the working nurse and incorporates individual experience into the education process.
The baccalaureate nursing program provides a contemporary curriculum that:
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Students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited community college in Florida will have met all General Education requirements and may have earned up to 64 hours toward the R.N. - B.S.N. degree. For students who have earned a diploma in nursing or an Associate of Science degree, a maximum of 64 semester hours from a regionally accredited community college may be applied to the R.N. - B.S.N. degree. Additionally, 30 semester hours may be awarded upon verification of a valid Florida Registered Nurse license. Courses toward the FSC General Education requirement are awarded on a course-by-course equivalency, if an A.A. was not earned at another institution prior to matriculation at Florida Southern.
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NUR 3102 CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Four hours. This course introduces the student to the rationale and values inherent in a baccalaureate education in nursing. It enables the student to explore professional nursing practice, philosophical perspectives of nursing, legal and ethical issues relevant to practice and the changing practice environment. RN to BSN Program only.
NUR 3104 APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as HSC 3104. Prerequisite: Nursing or health sciences major or permission of the instructor. Pathophysiology is the study of altered human physiology and disease processes. The course content provides a basis for nursing practice through learning body organ systems, homeostatic mechanisms, and the body's response to illness and injury.
NUR 3106 BASICS OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Four hours. This course prepares the student to collect and document data accurately as required for a basic health assessment of patients across the life span. It includes a skills laboratory component.
NUR 4110 EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE
Four hours. Same as HSC 4110. Prerequisites: MAT 2022 or MAT 2023 and nursing or health sciences major or permission of the instructor and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. This course integrates theory and concepts from health care and nursing that apply to the generation, appraisal, use, and dissemination of research that contributes to safe, effective, and high quality healthcare practice and delivery.
NUR 4570 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CARE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. Students will apply concepts, theories, and practice from nursing and public health sciences to assess the health and health care delivery for culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Students will assess physical, social, and cultural environments, identify populations at risk, and implement and evaluate appropriate nursing interventions in partnership with community and other health agencies.
NUR 4590 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Same as HSC 4590. Prerequisites: Senior status and nursing or health science majors and permission of instructor. In this course the student examines his or her personal development as a health care professional and identifies goals for transitioning to practice. Leadership skills and life management skills are refined. Political, legal, and advocacy issues in nursing and health care are examined. Students will conduct an independent practicum at area health care facilities.
NUR 4999 CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN NURSING
BUS 2217 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organizations; different managerial styles.
CHE 2110 PHYSIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
Four hours. A survey and study of chemical concepts that includes atomic structure, chemical reactivity, chemical bonding, and acid/base chemistry. Special emphasis is placed upon the study of organic compounds that includes structure, properties, and reactions of functional groups followed by an examination of the role these molecules play in biological structures and processes. For RN to BSN students only.
MAT 2022 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Four hours. Students use statistical methods to analyze data from real world situations and make inferences. These methods involve descriptive analysis, probability distributions, correlation, linear regression, the Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Credit cannot be earned for both MAT 2022 and MAT 2032.
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