The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN- BSN) program at CFK provides an opportunity for practicing registered nurses to further their education, advance in their career, and earn higher salaries.  

The RN to BSN program includes coursework and field experience in leadership, community health, and evidence-based nursing practice. The program prepares nurses to pursue opportunities that require a BSN as well as to pursue an advanced practice degree. Students must maintain a clear and active nursing license throughout the program.

Coursework:

CFK’s RN-BSN program follows a “2 + 2” model for licensed Registered Nurses who already hold an associate degree in Nursing. BSN students complete 27 credits of general education courses and 33 credits of nursing courses—totaling 60 credits. Students who have already completed required general education courses can finish their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in as little as one year.

Coursework includes, but is not limited to:

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Trends and Issues in Nursing
  • Cultural Health Issues
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Nursing Theory and Research
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Gerontology Nursing (elective)
  • Complementary Therapies in Healthcare (elective)
  • Critical Care (elective)
  • Hyperbaric Nursing (elective)
Convenient & Flexible:

Designed for busy working professionals, coursework is 100% online and can be completed during times most convenient for the student. Nursing classes are structured in eight-week terms to expedite completion of the degree. RN-BSN students may attend at a pace that suits their schedule taking as few as three credit hours or a full-time course load (12 credits) per term.

There is a rolling admission cycle for the program with classes starting five times a year.

Affordable:

Earning a BSN is an incredible investment in your future that will pay off tremendously as advancement opportunities open up to you. CFK provides ways to help our students make that investment. Our tuition rates are affordable. In-state students can earn a BSN—tuition, fees, and books—for an estimated $10,000 (based on 2020 book costs). CFK also offers financial aid services, scholarships, and payment plans to make paying for college easier.   

Career Outlook: 

Thanks to advances in healthcare, Americans are living longer, which translates to a larger patient population. Medical science is also experiencing rapid growth in diagnostic and treatment knowledge, largely due to technological developments. As the healthcare industry evolves, advanced training is becoming increasingly necessary for nurses to thrive.

Earning a BSN is a smart strategic move for Registered Nurses who envision a long career in healthcare. With a national nursing shortage, nurses with BSNs are in high-demand and enjoy more career options including: supervision, management, education, and case management.  Leadership and critical-thinking skills developed in BSN curriculum empower nurses to make a greater impact—improving patient care and fostering a healthy community. 

ACEN Candidacy:

Effective March 24, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 24, 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation

Degree Requirements

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree transfer credits (60 credits):
The following general education courses (or equivalent) are required for admission (30 credits):
  • Communication (3 credits):
    • ENC 1101 – English Composition (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits):
    • PHI 2010 – Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • Mathematics (3 credits):
    • MAC 1105 – College Algebra (3)
    • STA 2023 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
  • Natural Science (15 credits):
    • BSC 1085 & 1085L – Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • BSC 1086 & 1086L – Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
    • CHM 1033 – Chemistry for Health Science (3)
    • MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L – Microbiology (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 credits):
    • PSY 2012 – General Psychology (3)
    • DEP 2004 – Human Growth and Development (3)
Nursing Credits required for admission (30 credits):

Validated Nursing Credit- Upon successful completion of the first upper level nursing courses 30 credits of core nursing classes will be awarded based on holding an active and clear RN License.

RN to B.S.N. Additional General Education requirements (18 credits):
  • Communication (6 credits):
    • ENC 1102 – English Composition II (3)
    • SPC 1608 – Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits):
    • PHI 2600 – Introduction to Ethics (3)
    • PHI 1103 – Critical Thinking (3)
  • Mathematics (3 credits):
    • MAC 1105 – College Algebra (3)
    • STA 2023 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3 credits):
    • SYG 1000 – Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits):
    • HUM 1020 – Introduction to Humanities (3)
    • POS 1001 – Introduction to Political Science (3)
    • POS 1041 – National Government (3)
Total Additional General Education: 18 credits
  • Additional Requirements (6 credits):
    • HUN 2201 – Essential of Human Nutrition (3)
    • CGS 1100 – Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • Upper Level Elective (3 credits):
    • CLP 3146 – Abnormal Psychology
    • MAN 3240 – Organizational Behavior
    • MAN 3303 – Leadership and Management Practices
Upper Level Required Nursing Courses (27 credits):
  • NUR 3069C – Advanced Health Assessment (4)
  • NUR 3128 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (3)
  • NUR 4636 – Community Nursing (3)
  • NUR 4636L – Community Nursing Practicum (3)
  • NUR 4805 – Trends and Issues in Nursing (3)
  • NUR 4047 – Cultural Health Issues (3)
  • NUR 4827 – Leadership and Management in Nursing (2)
  • NUR 4827L – Leadership and Management in Nursing Practicum (1)
  • 89 NUR 4165 – Nursing Theory and Research (3)
  • NUR 4870 – Nursing Informatics (2)
Nursing Electives (6 credits):
  • NUR 3289 – Gerontology Nursing (3)
  • NUR 4178 – Complimentary Therapies in Healthcare (3)
  • NUR XXXX – Critical Care Nursing*
  • NUR XXXX – Hyperbaric Nursing*
TOTAL CREDITS: 120

Foreign Language Requirement Prior to completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at the College, students must demonstrate foreign language competence by providing evidence that documents the successful completion of two (2) credits of sequential high school foreign language instruction, or by passing the second level of foreign language at the college level. Students may demonstrate equivalent foreign language competence via the alternative methods specified by the Florida Department of Education including established minimum College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores, or other methods as determined by the College. The College reserves the right to validate the foreign language competence of any student prior to awarding the Associate in Arts Degree through methods including, but not limited to, review of official transcripts, portfolio and performance reviews, competency testing, standardized testing, or other methods determined by the College that are designed to assess the foreign language competencies outlined in Rule 6A– 10.02412 of the Florida Administrative Code. Some majors and universities require additional foreign language competencies. Please consult an advisor regarding your foreign language transfer requirements.

* Non-degree seeking students who hold a clear and active Registered Nursing License from the State of Florida, may register for these courses with prior administrative approval: NUR 3xxx Critical Care Nursing and NUR 3xxx Hyperbaric Technology in Nursing.