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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Florida City, FL, United States
Graduates of the Nursing programme offered by Palm Beach State will be prepared to advance into administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing and health care fields. 
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Overview

The Nursing programme offered by Palm Beach State is designed as a "2+2" program, where program applicants must have earned an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school and have a current Florida licensure in Nursing. The curriculum in the program follows the state prescribed articulated curriculum for advancement of A.S. degree nurses into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. 

The lower division requirements include 84 credits, including general education, nursing courses and common prerequisite courses. 

The upper division courses include 36 credit hours of course work that focuses on leadership, management, advanced care concepts, research, and contemporary issues in nursing. The program culminates in a capstone course that synthesizes the concepts learned throughout the program.

The PBSC Registered Nursing (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program:

  • Seeks to prepare the registered nurse intellectually, professionally and culturally for the health care field.
  • Is designed to provide the registered nurse with the necessary education that allows progression in their careers.
  • Prepares students with the necessary research skills to engage in evidence -based nursing care.

Program Values

  • Excellence in aspiring to create and implement transformative strategies with daring ingenuity.
  • Integrity by respecting the dignity and moral wholeness of every person without conditions or limitation.
  • Ethical reflective consideration of personal, societal and professional values, principles and codes that shape nursing practice.

Careers

Graduates may seek employment in a variety of health care environments that require a bachelor‘s degree in nursing.

After completion of this program, students may choose to apply for graduate study at a public or private university.

Accreditation

The Palm Beach State College RN-BSN program is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 semester hours. alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • General Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Health  
  •  Health Concepts and Strategies  
  • Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Human Growth and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To apply for the bachelor‘s degree program in Nursing, students must have earned an A.S. degree in nursing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students must have current Florida licensure in Nursing. 
  • Upon acceptance in the program, students will be contacted and will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    558 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 558 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    122 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 122 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Types of financial aid available include state and federal grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study programs and Federal Direct Student Loans. Grants are based upon financial need and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are based upon several criteria, including merit, talent and need.  

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