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

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 4945 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 2
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
  TOTAL 11
Third 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 4945L Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 1
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
**NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 10

Note: *NUR 4945L is sequential with NUR 4945. **NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting.

4 Semester 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
  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 4945 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 2
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
  TOTAL 8
Fourth 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 4945L Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 1
**NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 7

Note: *NUR 4945L is sequential with NUR 4945. **NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR 4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting.

5 Semester Plan of Study

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 4945 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 2
NUR 4860 Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
  TOTAL 6
Fifth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession 1
*NUR 4945L Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 1
**NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 6

Note: *NUR 4945L is sequential with NUR 4945. **NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting.

6 Semester Plan of Study

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
NUR 4861 Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession  1
  Total 5
Fifth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4638 Population Health: Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4945 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 2
  Total 5
Sixth Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
*NUR 4945L Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 1
**NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4
  TOTAL 5

Note: *NUR 4945L is sequential with NUR 4945. ** NUR 4829L is practicum and NUR4638 is a pre-requisite.  The practicum requires 180 clinical hours in a community setting.