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 4947 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. 

 

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 4947 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.

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 4947 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.

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 4947 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.