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Welcome Registered Nurses

Why RN-BSN at Broward College? 
With hospitals looking to fill supervisory positions, nurses with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing is in high demand. Professional nurses can complete the degree within three semesters or 12 to 18 months at Broward College.  The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
 
Program Specifics  
Students receive combined online learning with on-campus instruction, reducing the time spent in the classroom, complemented by lab and clinical work:
  • Lecture classes are offered once a week, during the day and evening hours on weekdays. 
  • Each BSN course is taught in a shortened framework of 8 weeks. 
  • Subjects and topics include Nursing Theory, Research for Nurses, Nursing Leadership Development, Advanced Health Assessment Lab and Pathophysiology/Pharmacology. 
The program is unique in its courses, including:
  • It has the only End of Life credited course, taught by experts in the field.
  • A Legal Ethics course taught by a registered nurse attorney. 
  • Classes are conveniently located at Miramar Town Center and online.
Benefits of Pursuing a BSN 
  • Opportunity for advancement into leadership and/or administrative positions 
  • Increased earning potential 
  • Additional critical thinking and other skills acquired to take with you on a global scale 
  • Expanded knowledge base for serving diverse communities  
  • Understanding of emerging global trends in the field 
  • Advanced techniques for assessing patient health 
Program Requirements 
If after reviewing the prerequisites and the FAQs page you are ready to take the next step, fill out an application and follow the next steps.  
 
Admission Requirements include:
  • A clear registered nurse license in the State of Florida
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • An Associate of Science or higher from an accredited institution recognized by Broward College. 
Want to Learn More? 
If you are ready to take the next step in your profession and move up the career ladder into a leadership role, it’s time to consider receiving your BSN.
 
BSN information sessions are hosted throughout the year. For more information contact the RN-BSN program office at 954-201-4880 or email bsn@broward.edu
 
Ready to Get Started? 
Click on the request information button so that we can learn more about you. 

 

 


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

RN-BSN Program Supplemental Application deadlines:

Term                                              Deadline          
Summer 2020 (May 2020)             April 18, 2020
Fall 2020 (August 2020)                July 17, 2019
Spring 2021 (January 2021)          November 13, 2020
                                       
RN-BSN STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Are you a current Broward College RN-BSN Student with an interest to attend a D2L,Complio, or portfolio workhop?

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Vision Statement

​The Broward College RN-BSN Program is a premier affordable academic unit that will advance the profession of nursing through the innovative contributions of faculty, staff, students, and graduates to the enhancement of local, national, and global health.

Mission Statement

​Reflective of the mission of Broward College and of the Health Science Pathway, the RN-BSN Program’s mission is “to prepare a professional and competent nurse who practices in a dynamic health care environment across communities, populations, and life spans, and provides leadership to promote and improve global health, and is committed to the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice, celebrates diversity and aspires to lifelong learning.”

Conceptual Model: ​Underlying the RN-BSN Curriculum

The design of the RN-BSN curriculum is based on a model which depicts the faculty’s beliefs as framed by the major meta-paradigm concepts of Human being/person/client (diverse populations), health (health and safety), environment (internal external including policies) and nurse /nursing (Generalist nurse, nursing practice, and patient advocacy as they relate to the practice in a global healthcare and educational environments (See Conceptual Model Underlying the RN-BSN Curriculum).

RN-BSN Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

​Reflective of the AACN Elements of Baccalaureate Education, (The Elements of Baccalaureate Education, AACN, 2028), each nursing course in the RN-BSN Program is aimed at enabling the student to:

  • Analyze and synthesize data regarding the health status of the patient, community and defined population, utilize these findings to make sound clinical judgments regarding nursing interventions and outcome evaluation clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of information management systems and skills in emerging telecommunication and patient care technology. Utilizes this knowledge to employ principles of quality improvement that will lead to improving patient outcomes and correction of healthcare
    errors.
  • Create an environment of inclusion in the provision of holistic, evidence-based, quality nursing care in increasingly complex situations, healthcare systems, diverse and global settings.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaborative efforts with physicians and other members of the health care team; dialogue with faculty and students to conduct teaching-learning practices that address community needs and expectations.
  • Integrate professional values and practice competencies through ethical decision-making which may impact future healthcare demands. Commitment to lifelong learning demonstrated by regular student participation in culturally diverse curricula activities.
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge from liberal arts, natural and social sciences, nursing arts and evidence based best practices in understanding research findings and global perspectives that leads to compassionate, culturally sensitive, direct and in-direct quality nursing care.  
  • Analyze and implement health promotion strategies that address social and public health and cross-cultural health issues; demonstrating respect for personal and cultural health practices and human diversity.
  • Analyze and implement patient health and safety goals that address social and public health and cross-cultural health issues; demonstrating respect for personal and cultural health practices and human diversity.
  • Apply goal-directed processes involved in the transmission and assimilation of information in order to expand knowledge and change behaviors. The teaching-learning process is facilitated through planned sequences of experiences and by actively involving the learner in goal-directed activities that are perceived as having purpose and meaning.  
  • Demonstrate independent and interdependent decision making, critical thinking and reasoning, leadership and management skills that utilize nursing and other recognized theories, models, and evidence- based practice initiatives and knowledge, collegial dialogue, self-reflection, and a commitment to lifelong learning. 
  • Select and apply appropriate theories and research findings relevant to healthcare systems and policies, quality healthcare delivery, and global health promotion to continue role development as a professional nurse.
  • Integrate economic, legal and political factors that impact heath care delivery to influence health care policies on behalf of patients, the local community, global community, and the profession.

​The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Broward College is accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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