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Nursing - BSN, B.S. Degree

Program Information

BS Degree - Code 6441 - Catalog 2017/2018

Linda Vought, Office Assistant, 386-506-3250, Linda.Vought@DaytonaState.edu

Judith Valloze, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3723, vallozj@daytonastate.edu

Maria Smith, 386-506-3069, maria.smith@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the school of nursing is to provide an innovative learning environment that promotes excellence in the field. Programs prepare students to exhibit professionalism, ethical behaviors, and competency in meeting the dynamic health care needs of individuals across the lifespan, amongst diverse cultures, and across healthcare continuums.

The mission of the registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is to offer a scholarly, comprehensive, innovative program that promotes excellence in nursing. The program offers opportunities for students to apply nursing knowledge to changing healthcare environments across the lifespan, amongst diverse cultures, and across healthcare continuums.

Description:

The registered nursing to Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN-BSN) program was developed for the new or working nurse interested in career advancement. The program offers a flexible schedule for the working adult. It is designed for nurses whose highest academic credential is a diploma or associate degree in nursing and possess a registered nursing license in Florida. It provides a seamless transition from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree and prepares graduates for a broader scope of nursing practice.

Program Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing . Information about tuition, fees and program length also may be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326 or call 404 975-5000.

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in nursing program will be able to:

  1. Plan care in accordance with management and leadership principles using evidence- based research for patients across the lifespan.
  2. Synthesize knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety to improve patient-care outcomes.
  3. Appraise empirical evidence derived from research to identify clinical problems, plan appropriate care, provide nursing interventions which are grounded in evidence, and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care to patients across the lifespan.
  4. Model interpersonal communication to effectively collaborate with members of the health care team while promoting optimal health care for all patients.
  5. Examine safe, appropriate, evidence-based care based on health promotion, disease and injury prevention, to improve population health.
  6. Integrate inherent values as defined by the ANA Code of Ethics, as a foundation to base nursing theory in practice in the role of the BSN.
  7. Formulate plans of care which provide culturally sensitive, non-discriminatory care to individuals, groups and communities in today's global environment.
  8. Integrate information management technology to improve patient outcomes.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Laboratory and Liability Insurance: $115

Textbooks: $1,000

Uniforms: $150

Laboratory Supplies: $50

Background Check/ Drug Screening/ Document Tracker: $120

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Complete College Application and Submit Official Transcripts
  • AS Nursing or Diploma in Nursing from Regionally Accredited Institution (Diploma must equate to Associate of Science Degree in Nursing)
  • Unencumbered Florida Nursing License
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from current or prior employer)
  • After acceptance into the program students will meet with advising to develop a curriculum plan.
  • The program of study must be completed within a three year timeframe.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the nursing program as outlined in the nursing student policy handbook, as well as the college student handbook.
  • General education, electives and program specific courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

***PRIOR to FIRST PRACTICUM

  • Completion of health screening to include: recent physical examination; verification of immunization against influenza, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and Hepatitis 'B'; and PPD test for tuberculosis (or chest X-ray if indicated) is required prior to enrolling in courses with practicum requirements.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required prior to enrolling in courses with practicum requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to enrolling in courses with practicum requirements.

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program are:

  • Students must successfully complete 120 hours of college-level credit courses in the degree program, including the lower division associate degree, and the 48 hours of Bachelor of Science in nursing program.
  • Students must successfully complete 36 hours of general education as established by Daytona State College for its Associate of Arts degree program.
  • Students must complete the Humanities (6 credit) requirement as established by Daytona State College for its Associate of Arts degree program.
  • Students must have completed the Florida foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor's degree. The requirement may be met by taking two years of the same foreign language in high school or eight credits of the same foreign language in college.
  • Students must complete 25 percent of the overall degree requirements, 25 percent of program-specific classes, and 25 percent of the upper-level program-specific credits at Daytona State College.
  • Students must meet all other Daytona State graduation policies and deadlines.

General Education Courses

Associate Degree General Education and Electives 30.00
Associate Degree Major Program Specific 42.00
BS Nursing Major Program Specific 48.00
TOTAL ... 120.00

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

NUR3065Health Assessment

3

NUR3125Pathophysiology

3

NUR3145Pharmacology

2

NUR3655Nursing in a Multicultural Society

3

NUR3826Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

3

NUR3846Critical Approaches to Nursing Theory

3

NUR4169Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NUR4636CCommunity Health Nursing and Lab

4

NUR4827CLeadership and Clinical Decision-Making and Lab

5

NUR4837Health Care Policy and Economics

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

DEP2004Developmental Psychology

3

NUR3125Pathophysiology

3

NUR3846Critical Approaches to Nursing Theory

3

2nd Semester

HUN1201Human Nutrition

3

STA2023Elementary Statistics

3

NUR3065Health Assessment

3

NUR3826Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

3

3rd Semester

Humanities Core

3

NUR3145Pharmacology

2

NUR3655Nursing in a Multicultural Society

3

NUR4636CCommunity Health Nursing and Lab

4

4th Semester

NUR4169Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NUR4837Health Care Policy and Economics

3

NUR4827CLeadership and Clinical Decision-Making and Lab

5

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.