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College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science



Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

Health Education Center

Program Summary

The RN to BSN Program at St. Petersburg College affords registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing delivered in either a face-to-face or online format. The program gives nurses a solid foundation for advancing their career or preparing for graduate nursing study. The program focuses on leadership and management, evidence-based practice, health promotion and risk reduction in communities, ethical issues, and healthcare needs of diverse populations.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1105138012: NURSING (BS)

Federal CIP Code

51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

Admission Rules

Please review the Nursing B.S. Admission Guide.

The Admission Guide outlines the admission criteria specific to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in all post-secondary coursework. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admissions Checklist

Applicants must complete the online college application in MySPC, pay the non-refundable fee and submit documentation of an:

o Active, unrestricted, unencumbered (i.e. clear/active) RN license on admission and throughout the program.

o Official, unopened (sealed) high school transcript(s) or GED transcripts.

o Official transcript showing completion of AA degree General Education Requirements or prior regionally accredited AA, bachelors or higher degree earned in the U.S.

o Official transcript showing completion of an AS (or AAS) Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution (see or a Diploma in Nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN (formerly, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission NLNAC see

o Official transcripts showing completed Foreign Language requirement in one language: met with 2 consecutive years in high school or 2 consecutive college courses of one foreign language. *Note: Waived under select circumstances.

o Official transcripts from all accredited college(s) and universities currently or previously attended.

o Completion of the state -mandated prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better (see below).

A health program advising request can be made here:

Graduation Rules

RN to BSN students must complete 40 semester hours of upper-division nursing coursework. Ten (10) semester hours may be met by transfer from another institution. RN to BSN students must complete each NUR/NSP upper division course with a grade of "C" or better in order to receive credit and progress in the program.

Your SPC transcript must reflect completion of a minimum of 81 college-level credits upon admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing (NURS-BS) program. All requirements outlined on the Admission Guide must also be satisfied. The 81 college-level credits include state mandated prerequisites listed below, general education courses and Nursing or other courses.

Complete 15 credits. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Human Anatomy & Physiology I *
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II **
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
Microbiology ***
Microbiology Laboratory
Elementary Statistics ****

Complete 27 credits.

Complete 39 credits.

Complete 40 credits.

Health Assessment and Physical Appraisal
Nursing in a Multicultural Society
Professional Roles and Dimensions of Nursing Practice
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Nursing
Informatics and Clinical Reasoning
Evidence-Based Research Utilization
Nursing of the Family
Community Health Nursing Theory
Community Health Nursing Practicum
Leadership Theory
Leadership Practicum
NUR/NSP 3XXX - Nursing Elective - upper division course

* Acceptable substitutes: BSCXO93C or BSC XO93/XO93L
** Acceptable substitutes: BSCX094C or BSC XO94/XO94L
*** Acceptable substitutes: MCBX013C, MCBX013/L, MCB X000/X000L, OR MCB X004/X004L
**** Acceptable substitutes: STAX014, STAX122, or STAX022
***** Select nationally recognized nursing and healthcare certifications correlate with the major learning objectives of many upper-division electives in the RN to BSN program and may be awarded two (2) college credits toward the curriculum. Students who hold a current certification including but not limited to hospice & palliative nurse (CHPN), certified gerontology nurse (CGN), and critical care registered nurse (CCRN) are eligible. Submit request with evidence to Dean's Office, College of Nursing.

Total Credits