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RN to BSN Online

Completion in as few as 12 months**
 |  Credit hours: 30

Tuition and fees:
$7,695* (Partner Rate),
$8,550* (Non-partner Rate)

- No expiration on transfer credits

Prepare for the future of nursing with the University of North Florida’s online RN to BSN program. Nationally recognized, this program will give you the opportunity to take your career to new heights.

What you'll gain:

  • Instruction from highly qualified faculty members who are experts in their clinical field.
  • An evidenced-based practicum in your community.
  • A well-respected nursing degree from a Best Regional College (U.S. News & World Report).

Our UNF nursing faculty provides you with personalized attention to help you succeed. Using the principles of community and public health nursing, you’ll work in partnership with a local community agency on a project that is applicable to the current workplace and will promote health within the population.

The community experience will be self-scheduled by you, the student. You will identify a community agency in your local vicinity at which to complete most of the community experience hours. Examples of agencies include the following: homeless shelters, public or community health organizations, refugee resettlement programs, hospital case management, hospital outreach programs, home care agencies, health departments or clinics, and organizations or non-profits such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Additionally, you will spend time attending nursing conferences, professional nursing organization meetings, and civic meetings.

Learn more about admission requirements

Upon admission to the program, the student will receive an email with a welcome letter explaining the program of study and other helpful information.


Online Courses

Major Requirements

Must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Health Assessment of Individuals Across the Lifespan
NUR 3065L

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes information required for the health assessment of the individual throughout the lifespan. The focus is on the development of a collaborative partnership with the individual and the assessment of biological, psychological, environmental, and sociocultural systems with emphasis on sociocultural and developmental variations. The emphasis is on knowledge and skills required to critically evaluate health assessment data.
Perspectives in Chronicity
NUR 3082

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes information on the concept of chronicity from the lived perspective of individuals and families experiencing a chronic condition. Emphasis is on factors that affect the optimal health and well-being of vulnerable populations, individuals and families. Special emphasis on evidence-based models of care and implications for collaborative nursing practice will also be included.
Perspectives in Chronicity: Nursing Practice
NUR 3082L

Credit Hours: 1

The learner will participate in clinical activities in the practice of chronic care and health promotion focusing on vulnerable individuals and families in the community.
Introduction to Nursing Science
NUR 3166

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes information related to research and evidence-based practice processes. The focus is on a brief history of nursing science, sources of clinical nursing problems, and components of primary research reports. Emphasis is on skill development in searching and sorting evidence for rapid critical appraisal toward integrating research evidence into best practices.
Family/Community Assessment
NUR 3619

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes information required for the assessment of health indicators in culturally diverse, healthy families and communities and the identification of community resources and assets. The focus is on recognition of multiple influences on families and populations as they adapt to everyday life---events. The nursing process is used to examine the relationship between these influences and family and community functioning. The emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in engaging families and communities in health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention.
Concepts of Professional Nursing
NUR 3825

Credit Hours: 2

This course includes information on the historical and contemporary social forces that influence the profession of nursing. The focus is on understanding the healthcare system and the varied roles of nursing within that system. The philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing as a profession are explored. The emphasis is on facilitating internalization of the core values of nursing.
Research Translation
NUR 4168

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes information required to begin to bridge the research-practice gap. The focus is on components of and rapid critical appraisal of systematic reviews and guidelines for evidence-based practice. Emphasis is on the role of the baccalaureate nurse in evidence-based nursing practice.
Community Partnerships and Nursing Practice
NUR 4636

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes information on the importance of partnerships in promoting community health. The focus is on collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of culturally sensitive health promotion and prevention interventions with individuals and populations.
Community Nursing Practice
NUR 4636L

Credit Hours: 2

Students use evidence and theories from a variety of disciplines in the provision of culturally sensitive care and the improvement of nursing practice in the community setting.
Ethical-Legal Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare
NUR 4826

Credit Hours: 2

This course includes information required for critically analyzing ethical and legal issues confronting nurses and other health care providers in a variety of health care settings. The focus is on identification and analysis of ethical and legal concepts and principles underlying nursing and health care, including values clarification, ethical theory, ethical decision-making models, and professional ethical standards. Emphasis is on ethical decision-making obligations of professional nurses.
Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare
NUR 4827

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes information on the importance of partnerships in promoting community health. The focus is on collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of culturally sensitive health promotion and prevention interventions with individuals and populations.
Professional Nursing Integration
NUR 4945

Credit Hours: 2

During this course the student demonstrates achievement of program objectives while working in partnership with individuals, families, communities and other health care professionals. This course includes information required for transition from the baccalaureate student role to the role of a professional baccalaureate prepared nurse. The focus is on skills used by the nurse to excel as a clinician, professional leader, communicator, and as a citizen.
Directed Clinical Study
NUR 4945L

Credit Hours: 1

During this course the student demonstrates achievement of program objectives while working in partnership with individuals, families, communities and other health care professionals. Students use evidence and theories from a variety of disciplines in the provision of culturally sensitive care and the improvement of nursing practice.

For information on co-requisite course offerings, please contact a program advisor at onlinenursing@unf.edu.


Validation Credit (30 Credits) - NUR3000X

Thirty hours of Nursing Validation Credits are awarded in the student’s last semester of enrollment in the BSN. These 30 hours are awarded based upon validation of previous nursing knowledge through satisfactory completion of NCLEX/licensure examination.

*Tuition values do not include textbooks.
** Program completion time varies by individual student. 12-month program completion time is based on a full-time course load and uninterrupted progress throughout the program. Students may choose to complete the program at a slower pace.

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