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Program Learning Format Options

This RN to BSN program is offered in a “Blended Format” (no more than 30% live sessions, and up to 79% remote) In addition a convenient virtual-online format option is available for all courses except the Community Nursing and The Leadership Practicums for both program options.

The following tracks are options for beginning and progressing through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These options are designed to accommodate various student needs. They are not different degree programs.

Pre-select Track

The seamless transition track is designed for students who are graduating from the MDC Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program and have made application to the RN-BSN program and are scheduled to take their NCLEX RN examination within the semester of acceptance to the RN-BSN program. Students may only register for NUR 3069 and NUR 3805 during the first semester.

Once students have successfully completed the NCLEX RN and present a copy of a Florida RN license to the New Student Center or the RN-BSN Chairperson they will be recoded into the RN-BSN program.

Students who have not successfully completed the NCLEX RN by the end of the first semester will not be permitted to progress in the BSN program.

Full-time Track

This track is designed for students who desire to complete the program in three semesters. This track is recommended for those who are not working or are only working part-time.

This track typically consists of two days per week for classroom time and one or two days per week for clinical hours in the second and third semesters.

RN-BSN Program Full-Time Option Schedule 4 courses (3 credits each)
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Advanced Health
Assessment
(NUR 3069)
Foundations of Professional
Nursing Practice
(NUR 3846)
Leadership and
Management Theory
(NUR 4827)
Transition to Professional
Nursing
(NUR 3805)
Nursing Research
(NUR 3165)
***Advanced Concepts
Practicum
(NUR 4945C)
Globalization of Nursing Practice
(NUR 4667)
Community Health Nursing
Theory
(NUR 4636)
*Elective can be taken here
Culture in Nursing Practice
(NUR 3045)
**Community Health Nursing
Practicum (NUR 4636L)
 

*Elective: 3000 or 4000 Elective - One (Foundations of Gerontology, Faith- Based Community Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Healthcare, Ethical Issues in Healthcare and the Environment, and End of Life Nursing Care) may be taken in Semester 3 or Semester 4.

**Designates that this course has 144 clinical hours that must be completed in the assigned community health practicum sites. Clinical sites are located in Miami-Dade County.

***Designates that this course has 96 precepted clinical hours. Please note that the preceptors and sites must be approved by the clinical faculty and /or program Chair. Clinical sites are located in Miami-Dade County.

Part-time Track

The three-course design of this track is recommended for those students who plan to work while completing the RN-BSN program. The three-course design is recommended for those students who work part-time. The two-course design is recommended for those students who work full-time. Classroom hours can be scheduled for a single day with another day allotted for clinical hours.

RN-BSN Nursing Program Part-Time Option Schedule 3 courses (3 credits each)
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Advanced Health Assessment
(NUR 3069)
Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
(NUR 3846)
Community Health Nursing Theory
(NUR 4636)
Leadership and Management Theory
(NUR 4827)
Transitions to Professional Nursing
(NUR 3805)
Nursing Research
(NUR 3165)
**Community Health Nursing Practicum
(NUR 4636L)
***Advanced Concepts Practicum
(NUR 4945C)
Culture in Nursing Practice
(NUR 3045)
Globalization of Nursing Practice
(NUR 4667)
*Elective Can be taken here *Elective Can be taken here

 

RN-BSN Nursing Program Part-Time Option Schedule 2 courses (3 credits each)
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Advanced Health Assessment
(NUR 3069)
Foundations of Professional Nursing
(NUR 3846)
Nursing Research
(NUR 3165)
Community Health Nursing theory
(NUR 4636)
Leadership and Management Theory
(NUR 4827)
Transition to Professional Nursing
(NUR 3805)
Culture in Nursing Practice
(NUR 3045)
Globalization of Nursing Practice
(NUR 4667)
**Community Health Nursing Practicum
(NUR 4636L)
*Elective Can be taken here.
***Advanced Concepts Practicum
(NUR 4945C)
Elective Can be taken here.

*Elective: 3000 or 4000 Elective - One (Foundations of Gerontology, Faith-Based Community Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Healthcare, Ethical Issues in Healthcare and the Environment, and End of Life Nursing Care) may be taken in Semester 3 or Semester 4.

**Designates that this course has 144 clinical hours that must be completed in the assigned community health practicum sites. Clinical sites are located in Miami-Dade County.

***Designates that this course has 96 precepted clinical hours. Please note that the preceptors and sites must be approved by the clinical faculty and /or program Chair. Clinical sites are located in Miami-Dade County.

Elective Courses

NUR3178 Complementary and Alternative Health Care 3 Credits
NUR3289 Foundations of Gerontology 3 Credits
NUR3674 Faith-Based Community Nursing 3 Credits
NUR3826 Ethical Issues in Health Care and the Environment 3 Credits
NUR3685 End-of-Life Nursing Care 3 Credits

Distribution of Courses to Satisfy Florida’s Statewide Articulation and Common Course Prerequisite Requirements* for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Common Course Prerequisites * 31 (includes 19 credits of Common Courses Prerequisites and 12 credits that fall under the General Education Category*)
Validated Nursing Credits 30
Upper Division BSN Core Nursing Courses   30
General Education Courses 24 *(12 credits categorized as Common Course Prerequisites are also General Education, for a total of 36)
Electives 10 (includes upper-division nursing elective)
Total Credits 125