RN-to-BSN

RN-BSN Track: 60 credit hours

(32 credits earned at FAU and 28 validated credits from associate/diploma degree nursing program from an ACEN accredited institution) The plans of study have been designed to facilitate your successful progression to graduation. Pre-requisite and co-requisite course information is officially found in the University catalog.

3 Semester Plan of Study

All prerequisites must be completed to do this plan of study.

First Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4824 Professional Development 1: Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Caring 1
NUR 4833 Professional Development 2: Designer of Caring Environments 1
NUR 3115 Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4125 General Pathophysiology 3
NUR 4165 Nursing Research 3
  TOTAL 11
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4638 Populations Health: Nursing Situations 3
NUR 3065 Health Assessment in Nursing Situations 2
NUR 3065L Health Assessment in Nursing Situations Lab 1
NUR 4860 Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession 1
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
  TOTAL 11
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4937 Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 3
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
*NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 10

Note: *NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR 4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting within the student’s area of residence. Please scroll to the end of the web page for more information re: NUR 4829L.

 

4 Semester Plan of Study

Applicants can apply for admission to the RN-BSN Track in the Nursing major before or after completion of all prerequisites. The 4-semester schema will be individualized based upon progression and graduation requirements. Therefore, the 4-semester plan shown below reflects only the nursing courses and may need to be adjusted when you meet with your advisor if prerequisites are still needed.

First Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4824 Professional Development 1: Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Caring 1
NUR 4833 Professional Development 2: Designer of Caring Environments 1
NUR 3115 Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4125 General Pathophysiology 3
  TOTAL 8
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NUR 4165 Nursing Research 3
  TOTAL 9
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3065 Health Assessment in Nursing Situations 2
NUR 3065L Health Assessment Lab 1
NUR 4860 Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession 1
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
  TOTAL 8
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4937 Scholarship for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
*NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 7

Note: *NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR 4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting within the student’s area of residence. Please scroll to the end of the web page for more information re: NUR 4829L.

5 Semester Plan of Study

Applicants can apply for admission to the RN-BSN Track in the Nursing major before or after completion of all prerequisites.  The 5-semester schema will be individualized based upon progression and graduation requirements. Therefore, the 5-semester plan shown below reflects only the nursing courses and may need to be adjusted when you meet with your advisor if prerequisites are still needed.

First Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3115 Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4125 General Pathophysiology 3
NUR 4824 Professional Development 1: Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Caring 1
NUR 4833 Professional Development 2: Designer of Caring Environments 1
  TOTAL 8
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
  TOTAL 6
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3065 Health Assessment in Nursing Situations 2
NUR 3065L Health Assessment Lab 1
NUR 4165 Nursing Research 3
  TOTAL 6
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4937 Scholarship for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
  TOTAL 6
Fifth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4860 Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession 1
*NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 6

Note: *NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR 4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting within the student’s area of residence. Please scroll to the end of the web page for more information re: NUR 4829L.

6 Semester Plan of Study

Applicants can apply for admission to the RN-BSN Track in the Nursing major before or after completion of all prerequisites.  The 6-semester schema will be individualized based upon progression and graduation requirements. Therefore, the 6-semester plan shown below reflects only the nursing courses and may need to be adjusted when you meet with your advisor if prerequisites are still needed.

First Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3115 Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4125 General Pathophysiology 3
  TOTAL 6
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4824 Professional Development 1: Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Caring 1
NUR 4833 Professional Development 2: Designer of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4165 Nursing Research 3
  TOTAL 5
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NUR 3065 Health Assessment in Nursing Situations 2
NUR 3065L Health Assessment Lab 1
  TOTAL 6
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
NUR 4860 Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
  Total 4
Fifth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession   1
  Total 4
Sixth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4937 Scholarship for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 3
*NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 7

Note: *NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR 4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting within the student’s area of residence. Please scroll to the end of the web page for more information re: NUR 4829L.

*NUR 4829L 

RN-BSN Track

NUR4829L: Nursing Practice Immersion 4 credits

Nursing Practice Immersion (NUR 4829L) 
For the RN-BSN student – Prerequisites: NUR 4638 and NUR 4937 

 

Course Syllabus: Students will receive and follow an official course syllabus provided by their faculty. The following information is offered to provide students an at-a-glance description of the course and the experience. More detailed information will be provided by the course faculty. Students must direct any specific questions to their course faculty.

 

Course Description
This course is designed as a precepted integrative clinical providing the opportunity to synthesize foundational concepts and master the competencies and skills of the advanced beginner in professional nursing. The focus is on integration of one’s professional nursing identity within the complex organizational environment in which health care is delivered.

Course Catalog Link: http://www.fau.edu/academic/registrar/FAUcatalog/nursingDES.php

Course Schedule: Clinical hours can be completed in one of the following formats:

  • Intensive: Clinical hours are completed in a condensed clinical experience:Oklahoma Native American Practicum
  • All Semester: Clinical hours are completed over the full 15 week semester at local community sites.

Course Registration: This course requires department permission.  For permission, please contact the Program Advisor: Ms. Latchmin Harrilal at lharrila@health.fau.edu Please include your Name, Z number, Course Number, Title and requested CRN number and Section number.

Course Requirements:

  • Background Check and Clinical Requirements: Your background check and clinical requirements must be complete and in compliance prior to registration. Please contact Ms. Colleen Alcantara-Slocombe if you have any questions.

Email: slocombe@health.fau.edu

 

  • Community Dress Code: Students will wear the community uniform/attire. Please see the links below for the description in the student handbook.   

Link to Handbook: http://nursing.fau.edu/academics/student-resources/undergraduate/policies-regulations/uniform_policy.php

Frequently Asked Questions:

When do I take this course?

You will take this course the last semester of Flight Plan (plan of your study). You must receive departmental permission to register for this course, as verification is needed that your Background Check is up to date. Please verify with Ms. Colleen Alcantara-Slocombe that your Background Check is compliant and then email the Program Advisor to obtain permission for registration. 

Program Advisor: Ms. Latchmin Harrilal, email: lharrila@health.fau.edu

 

How do I know which section to register for?  

  • Your advisor Ms. Latchmin Harrilal will register you for the correct section. She will need to know if you’re going do the Oklahoma experience or remaining in-state.

Do I need to set up my own clinical experience if I take the full semester format?

Students are not allowed to set up their own clinical experience. The CON has developed several community sites that have served our students well over the years!  Your faculty member will contact you regarding any special areas of interests you might have prior to the course beginning. 

What type of community agencies will I be in if I plan for the full semester format?

In consultation with their faculty member,students are assigned to home health care agencies, community outreach programs, public health settings, nurse managed clinics and schools. 

    Will I be able to complete my clinical hours at my place of employment?

Typically no, but if your place of employment has a community outreach program you may be able to complete hours within that program. You will work with your faculty member to determine the best place for you to meet your goals and the requirements of the program. 

If I go to Oklahoma, what do I need to know?

The intensive immersion involves going to Oklahoma, so air travel, hotel and food expenditures are extra costs, in addition to the course tuition. The students have developed a video of the experience. Please click on the link below to view the experience of fall 2013 students:

https://docs.google.com/a/fau.edu/file/d/0B4MhNvEPdJaMTXZTN2NaLXFfTms/edit?pli=1

                       

Oklahoma Native American Practicum

The FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has developed a unique and caring relationship with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. This relationship is built on the Nursing as Caring philosophy. The well-being and wholeness of both FAU nursing students and tribal members of the two Cherokee tribes in Oklahoma are nurtured through this caring relationship. 

 

Nursing students who participate in this transcultural caring immersion experience are involved in disease prevention and health promotion activities with various health and educational programs within these tribal settings.  Students also experience the Nursing as Caring philosophy and the Native American history and culture within these Native American settings.