Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

The purpose of this program is to prepare the students to become professional nurses able to function in a variety of roles. The students will be prepared in the areas of health assessment, nursing theories and concepts, research, leadership, informatics and health promotion across various healthcare settings. The graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to safely practice patient care and take the NCLEX exam. FNU awards a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion.

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All students must have completed all General Education requirements successfully with a grade of “C” or higher and all Science courses with a “B” or higher before beginning core courses.

NOTE: FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.

****During the BSN program, the student will only be allowed to repeat one course. If the student fails two courses during the program, he/she will be terminated from the program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

1. Students must take a Diagnostic Test (students with proof of transferable credits of College Algebra (MAC 1105) and English Composition (ENC1101) from an accredited institution may be exempt). Students must also pass the KAPLAN exam with at least 80% as a combined score in all four sections of the exam to qualify for the BSN Program (can only be taken twice). Registration for the exam is completed directly with the school.
2. Program Application
3. Two Professional References
4. Local Police Report
5. Essay – Minimum 250 words about why you are choosing the Nursing career, strengths, and weakness, personal and live motivations.
6. Official transcripts (if you are transferring credits from other institutions). Natural Science courses MUST have a letter grade of at least B (BSC1085C, BSC1086C, CHM1025, CHM1025L, MCB2000C, and HSC2377). Letter grade “D” is not transferable. GPA of 3.0
7. Entrance Interview
8. General education courses start every 8 weeks and Nursing Core Courses every 16 weeks (Winter, Summer, and Fall)

Admission Requirements – For students with an RN License

Will follow the same admissions procedures, but they must present an active RN license.

1. Program Application
2. Two Professional References
3. Local Police Report
4. Essay – Minimum 250 words about why you are choosing the Nursing career, strengths, and weakness, personal and live motivations.
5. Official transcripts. (If you are transferring credits from other institutions). Natural Science courses MUST have a letter grade of at least B (BSC1085C, BSC1086C, CHM1025, CHM1025L, MCB2000C, and HSC2377). Letter grade “D” is not transferable. GPA of 3.0
6. Registered Nurse License, clear and active.
7. General education courses start every 8 weeks and Nursing Core Courses every 8 weeks.

Foreign Physicians Admission Requirements

a. Graduated as a medical doctor from another country from an accredited institution.
b. Practiced as a physician for at least 2 years
c. Medical school transcripts must be evaluated and made equivalent by an accredited credential evaluation agency
d. General Education requirements: (17 credits/53 if demonstrated by transcripts)

    1. 1. All science courses will be transferred (C and above)
    1. 2. Communication requirements (ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and SPC 1017) can be validated by obtaining a TOEFL score of 62 and above with each section with an acceptable level (intermediate or fair and above), or IELTS score of 5.5, or a 44 on the PTEA. ENC 3311 Advanced Writing and Research is required.
    1. 3. Humanities (6 crs.) includes PHI 1635 Biomedical Ethics
    1. 4. Psychology and Human Growth and Development will be transferred.
    1. 5. College Algebra will be transferred, but Statistics is required for the program, students must complete this course unless included in transcripts.
    6. CGS 1030, Introduction to Information Technology is required unless included in transcripts.

e. Score a minimum of 80% on the Entrance Exam.
f. Interview with the Nursing Admission Committee

Note: Foreign Physicians applying for the ADN will receive the same credits that apply to the program.

Foreign online students who hold international nursing licenses and have an Associate in Science of Nursing degree can be enrolled in the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with RN License track. Note that foreign students who graduate from an online nursing program and hold an international nursing license are unable to work in the USA, unless they sit for the NCLEX in the state of their choice. In order to sit for the NCLEX exam, students will be required to present a translation and equivalency of their academic credentials in English from an authorized evaluation agency and or any other requirements requested by the Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Florida National University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Mission

The mission of the program is “to prepare the graduates to become licensed registered nurses and to provide safe and compassionate nursing care. The program will enable graduates to obtain entry-level
positions and to be qualified to provide direct care to individuals and families in a variety of care settings.” The mission of Florida National University ties in with the philosophy that devotes itself to the cause of
education by:

• Preparing individuals for personal and professional success
• Incorporating many diverse elements into the occupational and professional opportunities which this community offers
• Providing programs leading to degrees and to developing professional attitudes, values, and skills that will enhance their potential for success in their careers and in life.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Philosophy
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing subscribes to the philosophy statement of Florida National University. The Nursing faculty has developed and adheres to the following beliefs:

• We believe that the students’ success in nursing derives from knowledge of nursing principles, development of skills and competence, and high standards of professionalism expressed through appearance, attitude, and demeanor in all aspects of practice.
• We believe that safe nursing care derives from critical thinking skills, good judgment applied to knowledge and clinical expertise.
• We believe that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing continues the high standards of integrity and ethics for students, professors, administrators, and staff set by the institution for all of its programs.
• We believe that every student is unique and deserves the individual support and guidance necessary to be successful.
• We believe that the registered nurse functions as an important part of the health care team within the limits of the scope of practice of the profession. We believe that an understanding of the dependent role of the registered nurse and the scope of practice is a key element of the success of the nursing graduate.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (BSN):

  1. Demonstrate the attainment of the required knowledge and skills to successfully pass the NCLEX exam (AACN Essentials VIII, IX; QSEN Patient Safety).
  2. Practice nursing within a legal/ethical framework (AACN Essentials V; QSEN Patient Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration).
  3. Integrate knowledge from nursing, arts, humanities, and other sciences and disciplines to make judgements relative to the practice of nursing that is based on research findings and evidence (AACN Essentials III, VI; QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidenced-Based Practice).
  4. Apply concepts and skills in leadership, management, quality improvement and patient safety in the delivery of high-quality therapeutic nursing intervention for individuals, family, groups, community, and population (AAC Essentials II, IV; QSEN Safety, Quality Improvement).
  5. Communicate and collaborate effectively through verbal, written, and electronic means with individual, families, groups, community, and with members of the healthcare team, and in documentation of data in the delivery of quality patient centered care (AACN Essentials I, IV; QSEN Teamwork, Collaboration, Nursing Informatics)
  6. Use critical thinking to provide holistic nursing acre across the lifespan in a variety of complex healthcare settings utilizing the nursing process to promote health, prevent diseases, and maintain well-being for individuals, family, groups, community, and population (AACN Essentials I, II, V, VII; QSEN Safety, Evidenced-Based, Teamwork & Collaboration, Patient Centered Care).

BSN Student Achievement Data – South Campus

2022 (1st, 2nd Quarter) NCLEX Pass Rate ………………………………… 100.00%

2021 NCLEX Pass Rate ………………………………… 95.24%

2020 NCLEX Pass Rate…………………………………80%

2021 Program Completion Rate …………..………61%

2020 Program Completion Rate …………..………65%

2019 Program Completion Rate ……………………..70.58%