RN-BSN Online Admission Criteria
Admission to the Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is competitive and open to all qualified applicants.

Admission is not guaranteed. The general admission requirements are:

  1. Admission to the Academy on or before April 1st (prior to the spring semester of desired entry). Submit separate Nursing Program application to the Department of Nursing on or before April 1st for fall (August) admission, October 5th spring (January) admission unless otherwise noted.
  2. Receipt of official transcript(s) from previously attended college(s). Eligibility will be determined by the GPA from the most recent transcript.
  3. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida or Compact License in good standing.
  4. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a course grade of “C” in all the listed prerequisites courses.

*All prerequisite courses must be completed before the start of the Online RN-BSN Program.

RN-BSN Curriculum Plan Course Theory Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Hours Total Credits
Prerequisites Semester
DEP 2004: Human Growth & Development 45 0 0 45 3
HUN 1206: Nutrition 45 0 0 45 3
ENG 1100: College Composition I 45 0 0 45 3
ENG 1102: College Composition II 45 0 0 45 3
BSC 1090: Human Anatomy & Physiology I 45 30 0 75 4
BSC 1094: Human Anatomy & Physiology II 45 30 0 75 4
PSY 1010: Principles of Psychology 45 0 0 45 3
HSC 1531: Medical Terminology 45 0 0 45 3
AML 2010: Introduction to American Literature 45 0 0 45 3
Totals for Prerequisite Courses 405 60 0 465 29
First Semester
NUR 3846: Nursing Theory 45 0 0 45 3
NUR 3164: Informatics in Nursing Practice 45 0 0 45 3
NUR 4165: Evidence-based Practice & Research in Nursing 45 0 0 45 3
NUR 3066: Advanced Health Assessment 45 0 0 45 3
First Semester Totals 180 0 0 180 12
Second Semester
NUR 4636: Community Health Nursing 60 0 0 60 4
NUR 4636C: Community Health Nursing Practicum 15 0 45 60 2
NUR 4667: Population Health & Epidemiology 45 0 0 45 3
NUR 3125: Introduction to Pathophysiology 45 0 0 45 3
STA 2023: Intro to Statistics 45 0 0 45 3
Second Semester Totals 210 0 45 255 15
Third Semester
NUR 4827: Nursing Leadership & Management 60 0 0 60 4
NUR 3273: Health Promotion 60 0 0 60 4
NUR 4950: RN-BSN Capstone 60 0 0 60 4
Third Semester Totals 180 0 0 180 12
Additional Electives
Baptist Nurse Residency Program © or an Additional 15 elective credits 225 0 0 225 15
Additional Elective Totals 225 0 0 225 15
Proficiency Credits
Proficiency Credits: Validation of requisite competencies in nursing practice from diploma/associate nursing degree as evidenced by successful curriculum completion of all the Sharron Nursing Academy RNBSN courses, and credit for current RN licensure. 555 0 0 555 37
Proficiency Credit Totals 555 0 0 555 37
Total Program Hours including Prerequisites, additional electives, and proficiency credits 1755 60 45 1860
Initial 11/21/2021

Program Course Descriptions

DEP2004 Human Development (3 Hours)

The course provides an introduction to physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of human development throughout the life span. It emphasizes developmental processes beginning with conception and continuing throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood, later life and death. The course focuses on developmental processes, cultural influences and other factors that make each individual unique. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach toward human development that is based on science and applied toward the goal of solving important human problems.

HUN1206 Nutrition (3 Credits)

The student will identify, describe, and discuss the various nutrients essential to promoting growth and maintenance of the human body. The clinical aspects of nutrition are explored through various therapeutic diets as well as through introductory nutritional assessment skills.

ENG1100 English Composition (3 Credits)

The course is designed to explore issues related to an essential tool in literacy, education and communication, it allows you to covey ideas, feeling, emotions, opinions and political views with many forms of communication.

HSC1531 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)

The course is designed to learn the language used to describe components of processes of the human body, medical procedures, diseases, disorders, and pharmacology.

HUM4474 Cultural Diversity (3 Credits)

An introduction to the basic concepts of sociology, including organizational behavior systems development, cultural diversity, and human social institutions.

MCB2001 Elements of Microbiology with Lab (4 Hours)

Survey of microorganisms in terms of physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and diversity with emphasis placed on prokaryotes and eukaryotes causing human diseases. Methods of their control including physical, mechanical, chemical, chemotherapeutic, and role of the immune system are discussed.

BSC109O Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the normal structure and function of the human body as a living organism and the relationship of its parts. Disease processes are discussed. The course begins with basic cellular structure and function, the progresses through these selected body systems: integumentary, skeletal, nervous, muscular, and senses. Correct medical terminology is emphasized. A structure laboratory experience is included. This course will include out-of-class work such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application assignments and projects.

BSC1094 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (4 Credits)

Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory provides opportunities to observe various anatomical parts and to investigate physiological phenomena. The student will relate specimens, models, microscope slides, and the whole body to information learned in lecture and read about in the textbook.

MAT1100 Intermediate Algebra (3 Credits)

The course is designed to move you beyond basic math and prepares you for statistics and analyzing data information.

PSY1010 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)

A study of the scientific basis of human behaviors, and the factors which influence human development. The course provides an overview of the history and major issues of psychology, including learning and perception, personality theories, abnormal behavior, motivation and emotion, human development, and social psychology.

AMH2010 American History (3 Credits)

This course is a history of art from the Renaissance to the Modern period. The concepts, historical themes and social/cultural influences on the art and architecture of the periods will be studied. Students will analyze the design and artistic concepts common to all artwork and will also cover the external themes and influences that shaped art at various points in history and across cultures and provide us with a window onto those cultures.

NUR3846 Nursing Theory (3 Credits)

This course explores the development of professional nursing and nursing theory. Students apply grand, middle-range, and practice theories to their personal nursing practice. Students also review nursing theories and identify with one whose principles can be applied to their practice.

NUR3164 Nursing Research and Informatics (3 Credits)

This course teaches the relationship of nursing research and the utilization of evidence-based practice. This course explores the research process as a foundation for acquiring skills needed to access, critically appraise, and synthesize research literature. Information technology is also examined in this course. Concepts in health care informatics, trends, and innovative strategies and applications are introduced.

NUR4165 Evidence Based Practice & Research (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction into methods and techniques of research in health sciences. It focuses on basic research terminology, research designs, qualitative and quantitative methods and data analysis. Critical thinking skills are used to evaluate clinical research for application within the health sciences.

NUR3065C Advanced Nursing Assessment

This course teaches the holistic assessment of individuals. This course advances students’ knowledge and skills in history taking, risk appraisal, health promotion, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and functional assessment, and physical examination techniques. The emphasis for this course is on diagnostic reasoning skills in assessing variations from normal and applying the nursing process. The lab provides the practical experience of nursing assessment.

NUR4636 Community Health Nursing

This course teaches community and public health nursing in relation to disaster preparedness, epidemiology, culture and environment. The focus of this course is on nursing care designed to prevent and/or reduce risk of disease and injury and promotion of health and wellness in diverse populations across the age spectrum. Clinical experiences are provided in community-based sites in a variety of settings.

NUR4667 Health Population & Epidemiology

This course examines the knowledge and skills of baccalaureate nursing students’ perspectives on global health trends. This information helps to facilitate the awareness and knowledge of increased globalization affecting health care and its delivery. The incorporation of ethical considerations and cultural sensitivity into nursing practice has become a greater need as a result of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, globally oriented world. Information covering the overall socio- political and economical health care environment changes occurring in the 21st century health care system is addressed.

STA2023 Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits)

This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field. This class satisfies the General

NUR 3125 Pathophysiology (3 Credits)

This course teaches an advanced study of pathophysiology and symptomatology across the lifespan due to alterations in selected human biological systems. The focus is on alterations in physiological functions as manifestations of disease. Emphasis is on relating signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings of common alterations and understanding nursing interventions to promote adaptation.

NUR4827 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (4 Credits)

This course teaches principles of nursing leadership and management with an emphasis on decision-making, priority setting, delegating, communicating, teach building, and managing fiscal and human resources. The focus is on preparation of the professional nurse for leadership responsibilities in collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare environment. Leadership experiences are provided in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR3723 Health Promotion (3 Credits)

Study of nursing assessment of the individual through the life span in relation to wellness promotion and the impact.

NUR4950 RN-BSN Capstone (4 Credits)

The capstone in the BSN program concentrates on strategic planning concepts as they apply to professional nursing practice. The course will prepare the nurse leader on the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities learned from taking courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This course will be taken in the last semester of the BSN program.

Fees: Visa, Master, Cash App – $SNAcademy

RN – BSN Online Program Tuition $16,500 Material/Books $1,500 Total: $18,000
Tuition $16,500 – 30% = $11,550 Material/Books $1,500 $13,050