RN to BSN Bridge Program | Online
The RN to BSN Bridge program is developed for the student who has successfully completed the professional nurse program. Through this online program, the student will learned advancements in healthcare at the Bachelors level focusing on evidenced based practice, health care informatics and use of collaborative care in the healthcare setting. The enrolling student may be awarded up to 90 Quarter/60 Semester proficiency credit hours through prior ASN/ADN education.
There are no clinical requirements for this degree program, all clinical experience has been met through the ASN Degree.
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the use of critical thinking in clinical decision making.
2. Formulate a personal and professional ethical framework to guide conduct and decision making in professional nursing.
3. Evaluate, apply and communicate research findings to improve professional practice.
4. Analyze and evaluate leadership and management theories in nursing practice.
5. Evaluate the health policy process for the improvement of health care for all.
6. Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through continuing education and participation in professional organizations.
7. Demonstrate a commitment to humanitarian service as a component of professional nursing in a culturally diverse society.
8. Engage in communication and collaboration with members of the health care team.
Distance Learning and Non-Traditional
Methods of Education
Students enrolled at Suncoast College of Health Hybrid/Distance Learning programs will be required to complete home study assignments, projects, and online courses that count towards class credit.
Assignments must be completed as directed by the course instructor. Staff is available to any student utilizing these non-traditional methods through, fax, email, phone and in-person. Instructors will review work completed by the student and evaluate the students' progress. Students will log in and complete assignments as directed.
Practical Nursing Program
This 1350 Clock Hours Diploma program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in Nursing; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of practice as a practical nurse. This program is designed to prepare students to take the NCLEX-PN examination to become a practical nurse.
The content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, care, long term care and community settings; theoretical instruction and clinical application of vocational role and function; personal, family and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; and current issues in nursing.