Structure of Program
The program consists of lower division, (general education and required pre-professional courses), and upper division nursing courses. Lower division course work may be completed at the University of Florida, a community college, or another four-year institution. University of Florida pre-nursing students must meet tracking criteria to be considered for admission into the generic baccalaureate program. Students enroll in upper division nursing course work as juniors each fall semester.
The Traditional BSN program is four semesters in length and provides learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings, including community health agencies, clinics, hospitals and homes. Nursing courses include classroom and laboratory activities correlated with supervised clinical practice experiences. Students have the opportunity to analyze a variety of issues in professional nursing practice and health care. The transition course is the culminating clinical practice experience in the program and provides opportunity for integration and synthesis of previous concepts and professional role behaviors.
The College’s baccalaureate program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education. The college is a member of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.