Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN (CIP# 1105138012)
School 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 RN to BSN program 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.
- Clinical Nurse Educator
- Clinical Nurse Manager
- Nursing Informatics
- Nurse Navigator
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Patient Advocate
- Public Health Nurse
- Research Nurse
- Surgical Nurse
Salary & Earnings Information
For salary and wage information, visit: http://www.floridawages.com/.
For more information about the program or admission requirements, please email BSNAdvising@valenciacollege.edu.
For the most up-to-date information, visit our website at www.valenciacollege.edu/nursingdegree.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Valencia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.
There is no application fee for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program.
Students must meet the following criteria:
- Submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities with one denoting completion of a diploma from a nursing program or an Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally or nationally accredited institution including course work with a minimum grade of C equivalent to: BSC 2093C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I; BSC 2094C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II; MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY; PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY; DEP 2004 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; HUN 2202 ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION WITH DIET THERAPY; NUR 1060C HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN; and 3 additional credits in BSC or CHM or PHY. If not completed prior to admission, the courses must be completed prior to completing their second term in the program.
- Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.0
- 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 an address in the state of Florida
- 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
Prior to enrollment in a clinical practicum, provide documentation of the following requirements:
- Current criminal background check
- Drug testing
- Physical exam forms
- Up-to-date immunization data
- Promote factors that will 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.
- Demonstrate patient care technology and informatics skills to support safe nursing practice, evaluate data, and apply nursing judgment when making informed nursing decisions that improve patient outcomes.
- 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.
- Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge derived from a liberal education, the sciences, and nursing to address the health care needs of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span in diverse and global health care systems and environments.
Valencia General Education Requirements
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|or SPC 1017||Interpersonal Communication|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Requirements, either Core or Institutional +*~ (GR)||3|
|MAC 1105||COLLEGE ALGEBRA (or higher level MAC course) +*~||3|
|STA 2023||STATISTICAL METHODS +*~||3|
|Social Sciences||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~ (GR)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Nursing Core Requirements
|NUR 3169||EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH IN NURSING PRACTICE +*||3|
|NUR 4837||HEALTHCARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS IN NURSING +||3|
|NUR 3667||DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL TRENDS IN NURSING +||3|
|NUR 4829||LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING +||3|
|NUR 3125||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE +||3|
|NUR 3825||PROFESSIONS OF ROLE TRANSFORMATION +||3|
|NUR 3634||COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING +||4|
|NUR 4945C||NURSING CAPSTONE +*||2|
|Electives||See elective course offerings at Valencia, Seminole, and Lake Sumter +||6|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|NUR 3145||PHARMACOLOGY +||3|
|NUR 3870||INFORMATICS IN HEALTHCARE NURSING +||3|
|NUR 4286||GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING +^||3|
|NUR 3678||NURSING CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS +^||3|
|NUR 4257||CRITICAL CARE NURSING +^^||3|
|HSC 4404||MEDICAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT +^^||3|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
This course is offered at Lake Sumter State College.
This course is offered at Seminole State College.
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.