RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science
There’s so much to be said for a career in nursing. It’s how you help families heal. It’s how you comfort those who greatly need positivity and solace, and it’s how you find stability as an active part of a flourishing field. At Seminole State, our instructors are real-world practitioners providing you with a first-class education and hands-on training for career advancement for a very affordable tuition.
Getting Started: Spring 2020
Nov. 1: Financial Aid
Jan. 3: Application
Jan. 8: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Outstanding reputation: Seminole State's RN-to-BSN program has a proved track record of preparing nursing graduates for success and immediate job placement.
- Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from Central Florida healthcare partners.
- Flexible schedule: Courses are available online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: With your associate degree (ASN), you can easily transfer into the RN-to-BSN program.
- Dedicated faculty: Faculty are industry-focused with real-world and classroom expertise.
- Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science
Major Code : NUR-BS
Educational Pathway: NUR-BS
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for nurses who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited school and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or hold an active RN license. The program affords nurses a strong foundation for advancing their career or continuing on to graduate studies. The program focuses on nursing practice, leadership, research and contemporary issues in healthcare and concludes with a capstone course that incorporates the knowledge learned throughout the program.
This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Nursing ranks as the nation's largest health career field. Registered nurses (RNs) practice in a variety of settings while providing compassionate care to patients who are ill, injured, convalescent or disabled. Nurses are dedicated to the health and well-being of patients of all ages, health and abilities, and often serve as advocates in the care of individuals and communities.
Nurses with BSN degrees are qualified to work in any state and, due to their high demand, often choose their positions, hours and employers. Salaries and employment opportunities continue to expand as the health care industry grows, particularly in Central Florida. Additionally, positions outside of the traditional hospital environment offer nurses versatility and flexibility.
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 26 percent (faster than average) through 2020 due to the demands caused by technological advancements, an increased emphasis on preventative care and the large aging population (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Graduates of the BSN program may articulate into a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
- Registered Nurse (RN), Florida Department of Health
- Registered Nurse (RN), National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Students may begin the BSN program three times each year in August (Term I), in January (Term II), or in May (Term III). Interested persons must first be admitted to Seminole State before registering for BSN coursework. The dates for application may vary.
The nursing program has specific requirements for admission. Candidates must:
- Graduate from a regionally accredited Associate in Science Degree Nursing or Diploma in Nursing program and be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX RN), or hold an active RN license;
- Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
- GPA of 2.5 or higher;
- Attain a grade of "C" or higher in all General Education course requirements;
- Eight weeks prior to enrolling in a clinical course (NUR 4945C), the student must submit a completed physical examination form, and, upload proof of required immunizations/health requirements, CPR certification, unencumbered current Florida RN license, and FIT Testing to the designated website.
- Eight weeks prior to enrolling in a clinical course (NUR 4945C), the student must pass the Level II Criminal Background Check and drug and alcohol screening as per the organization's requirements.
All nursing courses are taught in a distance format with the exception of courses with a clinical component. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities while enrolled in the program.
Communications General Education courses
Mathematics General Education courses: (Note: STA 2023 is a required Mathematics General Education course)
History General Education course
Humanities General Education courses
Social Science General Education courses
Specific general education prerequisite courses are required for this program.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and payment plans that make sense. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,597||$6,380||$6,480||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,220||$10,666||$10,010|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$850||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
With the high demand for nurses growing each year, an RN-t0-BSN degree is a pathway to limitless career options and career advancement. Area hospitals are focused on hiring baccalaureate-prepared nurses, and many have set a goal of 80 percent BSN graduates by 2020. The need for registered nurses with BSN and master's degrees in non-clinical jobs also continues to grow.
Data from EMSI and The Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) document a 22.4 percent increase in the number of jobs for RNs by 2023, with a strong preference for graduates with an RN-to-BSN. In Central Florida, it is estimated that there will be close to 8,400 openings for RNs prepared at the bachelor's level or higher by 2023.
A bachelor's degree in nursing prepares you for careers such as:
- Nursing management
- Clinical specialist
- Education specialist
- Infection control
- Quality management
- Acute care
- Health navigation
- Community health
- Health coaching
- Nurse research
- Health informatics
- Health insurance professional
The degree also opens doors for graduate nurses to advance on their career pathway to master's and doctorate degrees in nursing if so desired.