Additional Degree Prerequisites and Requirements

Additional prerequisite information and requirements for the Online RN to BSN program.


RN-BSN student practicing CPR on a dummy

Nursing Common Prerequisite Coursework

BSC 1085, 1085L (3,1) Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
BSC 1086, 1086L (3,1) Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
MCB 1000, 1000L (3,1) Microbiology with lab
DEP 2004 (3) Human Development Across the Lifespan
HSC 2577 (3) Nutrition
STA 2023 (3) Statistics
Choose one three semester hour course with the following prefixes:  
CHM, BSC, BCH, PCB, PHY
Choose one three semester hour course with the following prefixes:  
PSY, SOP, SYG

University General Studies and Foreign Language

See catalog or General Studies Information link for further information on these requirements.

Computer Competency

This program is 100% online and you must have the computer competency skills necessary to log onto a distance learning platform, complete coursework that includes threaded discussions, uploading and downloading documents, have adequate skill in word processing, PowerPoint, internet searches, and online library research. APA format is utilized in all formal course work and an APA template package is highly recommended at an approximate cost of $30.

Additional Information

While the program is 100% online there are assignment and activity components within individual courses that comprise the practice portion of the degree; for example (this listing may not be all inclusive) the student will be required to procure non-family member volunteers for health assessment interviewing and practice skills, and obtain the cooperation of an MD or ARNP to validate assessment techniques. A family assessment and community assessment will be performed. The student will also be planning and implementing a community educational program based on evidenced needs assessment and will require the resources in order to complete this assignment.

Notice to Online Students

The University of West Florida's Online Campus is not available to every state at this time. Please be sure to check our web site on State Authorization to see if our courses are available to you.

RN to BSN Student Handbook (PDF)
Fall 2014 RN Book List (DOC)

Accolades & Accreditations

The UWF Nursing program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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