Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN

Division of Nursing

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is to provide students the opportunity to further their education and increase their potential for career advancement in the nursing field. This program, designed to layer on top of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing, will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become successful managers and leaders within public, private and non-profit organizations.  The curriculum emphasizes current, evidence-based application and exposure to real-world nursing in areas such as  nursing research, community health, healthcare policy and global communities at risk.

Potential Careers

  • Surgical Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • Obstetric and Gynecological Nurse

  • Hospice Nurse

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.salary.com or www.smart-college-choices.com

Contacts

For more information about the program or admission requirements, please contact Dr. Debra Fahey at dfahey@valenciacollege.edu or bsnadvising@valenciacollege.edu.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Application Fee

There is no application fee for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a clear/active, unrestricted, unencumbered Florida RN License, or students but must be eligible to obtain it prior to completing their first term in the program since NUR 3634 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING is offered in the second term.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.0
  • Submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities with one denoting completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have an address in the state of Florida

Notes:

  • Additional courses to complete the required 120 credit hours for graduation must apply to the degree and be approved by an advisor. 
  • You must submit a copy of your clear/active, unrestricted, unencumbered Florida RN license prior to registering for NUR 3634 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING  ​

Program Outcomes

  • create a culture of safety and caring through the application of leadership concepts, skills, and decision making within complex organizational systems.
  • synthesize evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes through the use of theory and research in daily practice.
  • synthesize evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes through the use of theory and research in daily practice.
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments and the effect these factors have on planning and implementing patient care.
  • use inter- and intra-professional communication to advocate for high quality patient care through collaborative skills and a unique nursing perspective.
  • demonstrate an understanding of population-focused care by being able to identify health deficits and prioritizing disease prevention and health promotion interventions.
  • demonstrate professional behaviors and role model inherent values as defined by the ANA Code of Ethics as a foundation of basic nursing theory in practice in the role of the BSN-prepared nurse

Valencia General Education Requirements

Communications
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1017 Interpersonal Communication
Humanities
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Requirements, either Core or Institutional +*~ (GR)3
Mathematics
MAC 1105College Algebra +*~3
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*~3
Social Sciences
Social Sciences See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~ (GR)3
Total Credit Hours18

Nursing Core Requirements 

Core Courses
NUR 3169EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH IN NURSING PRACTICE +*3
NUR 4837HEALTHCARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS IN NURSING +3
NUR 4655DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL TRENDS IN NURSING +3
NUR 4829LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING +3
NUR 3125PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE +3
NUR 3825PROFESSIONS OF ROLE TRANSFORMATION +3
NUR 3634COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING +4
NUR 4945CNURSING CAPSTONE +*2
Electives See elective course offerings at Valencia, Seminole, and Lake Sumter +6
Total Credit Hours30
Electives
NUR 3145PHARMACOLOGY +3
NUR 3870INFORMATICS IN HEALTHCARE NURSING +3
NUR 4286 +^3
NUR 3678 +^3
NUR 4257 +^^3
HSC 4404 +^^3

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to completing the course requirements detailed in the curriculum in order to graduate, students must:

  • Earn a minimum 2.0 Valencia College and Overall GPA.
  • Complete all Core course work with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all core courses.
  • Satisfy Valencia’s General Education requirements and Gordon Rule requirements unless you hold an Associate in Arts or Bachelor’s degree or have completed the entire general education program at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete at least 25% of the 120 credit hour degree program (30 credits) at Valencia College, based upon the Florida College System's requirement of a 2+2 admission into the baccalaureate program.  Fifteen of those hours must be 3000 or 4000 level courses from the program core course list.
  • Submit an application for graduation through Atlas by the deadline date listed in the Academic Calendar in the online official catalog.  The student must have at least the minimum number of college-level credits for the degree, including all courses currently registered, in order to submit a graduation application.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to Valencia College.
  • Foreign Language: Successfully complete the Florida foreign language requirement: two years high school or one year of college (at least eight credits) in a single foreign language. American Sign Language is acceptable. Foreign language taken at the college level does not satisfy the General Education credits.
  • Total Semester Credits required – 120 credit hours in addition to completing the Foreign Language Requirement above.  The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits the student brings to the BSN program.  Additional courses to complete the required 120 credit hours for graduation must apply to the degree and be approved by an advisor. 

Students enrolled in the BSN program may not be enrolled in any other programs at Valencia College.