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2 Welcome! We are so delighted that you are here to find out more about our RN to BSN Program!

3 Birth of the SPC RN to BSN Program l Need for Program Extreme shortage of registered nurses SPC BSN was projected to and has increased enrollment in the SPC AS so we are graduating more RNs BSN provides a higher level of critical thinking needed to make increasingly complex nursing judgments

4 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING l RN Completion Program Only Students must already be registered nurses Can be either AS or hospital diploma graduates l Seamless articulation with prior nursing education l Delivered at HEC, or off site locations - Morton Plant Mease Hospital, Oakhill Hospital, BayVista, and currently at Bayonet Point

5 Admission Criteria l Registered Nurse l Current, valid, unrestricted, unencumbered nursing license l Completion of SPC and Baccalaureate applications

6 St. Petersburg College l Enrollment goals initially were 50 students for the first two admissions l Actual enrollments exceed projections by 15 to 50 students per admission l Current enrollment numbers are ~ 330

7 College of Nursing Faculty l Dean - PhD in Nursing l All full time faculty - PhD in Nursing l Adjunct faculty - PhD and MSN

8 Curriculum Transfer lower division credits 40 upper division credits to be taken by student (may transfer 10) Must meet SPC AA general education requirements Must meet foreign language requirement 121 credits for degree

9 RN to BSN Coursework l Professional Roles and Dimensions l Pathophysiology l Nursing in a Multicultural Society l Health Assessment l Family Theory l Family Practicum l Nursing Research l Community Health l Community Health Practicum l Legal Ethical l Leadership Theory l Leadership Practicum l Nursing Elective

10 Course Delivery l HEC home campus for BSN students l Classroom August 2002 l Totally Online August 2003 l Classes at HEC or other sites Bayonet Point Fall 2006 l Designed for working adults

11 Adult Learning Model l Courses taken one at a time l Attend all day l Each course will last 4-10 weeks depending on number of credits l Assigned outcomes used to guide clinical experiences

12 Financial Aid l Available to all students via the SPC web site; and at HEC l Nursing specific Scholarships available via the SPC general web site; and on the nursing web site and Commons l Tuition reimbursement

13 Accreditation l Regionally Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) l Nationally Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) l CCNE Accreditation visit was fall 2006 – decision pending until 4/07

14 American Association of Colleges of Nursing l AACN endorsed a position statement in October 2005 l Supports the move by community colleges to offer BSN degrees and increase access to the baccalaureate. l The position paper can be viewed online at l ns/positions/ccbsn.htm. ns/positions/ccbsn.htm

15 Advantages l Advance your Career while maintaining your current position l Flexible Class Schedules – Face to Face or Totally Online l Enhance Management Skills l Increase your employment opportunities

16 Career Opportunities l Mid-manager l School nursing in K-12 l Home health l Public health l Military l Travel nursing l Nursing Education

17 Questions??

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