Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

Nursing: Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree Sequence (SBN)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

62 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.3801

College of Nursing

http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/second-degree/admissions.html

Major Description

The Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree (SBN) sequence is for students who have a baccalaureate degree in another field and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00. Students with an awarded bachelor's degree and who have completed all the Nursing prerequisite courses may be considered for admission into the Second Bachelor's Degree sequence; upon completion, students will earn a second bachelor's degree. 

Limited Access - This major has additional admissions requirements as listed in this section.

This is a full-time, limited access program, as mandated by the State, and is structured sequentially. Admission is competitive. Any student who applies to the undergraduate program in the College of Nursing is initially coded as "Pre-Nursing" prior to official acceptance to the College of Nursing.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Admission to the University of South Florida (Tampa Campus).
  • Completion of the first bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the published application deadline for the intended term of entry.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work
  • Completion of seven of the eight Nursing prerequisite courses by the published application deadline for the intended term of entry.
    • Note: Any outstanding Nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the program start date, with a minimum grade of C or better, while maintaining a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • If selected, an interview with College of Nursing faculty.
  • Students have the option to take NUR 3125 Pathophysiology in either the summer or spring semester prior to admission. Students must have all prerequisite courses completed prior to taking NUR 3125.

If a student receives a grade less than a C in any two prerequisite courses while declared as Pre-Nursing, the student will be required to select another major at the University of South Florida. Grade forgiveness will not apply to the mandated requirement of changing the major. In addition, if a student does not meet the minimum GPA requirement to be eligible to apply for admission following 60 completed hours and all prerequisite courses attempted, the student will be required to select another major at the University of South Florida.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

The University's Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum (General Education) requirements and College of Nursing's prerequisite/support courses may be completed through the A.A. degree from a Florida College System institution. If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. The A.A. degree satisfies admission requirements only if courses are carefully selected and include the required major prerequisite/support courses.

The College of Nursing requires certain courses within the Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum (General Education) requirement for the natural, social and behavioral sciences, and mathematics. Students must complete the prerequisite courses listed below prior to being admitted to the Second Bachelor's Degree sequence except those students in the C.A.R.E. program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

All courses not approved by the Florida State Course Numbering System (includes all Florida public colleges, universities, and College System institutions) used to satisfy these prerequisite requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

  • BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hours
  • BSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hours
  • CHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course, 3 semester hours
  • DEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hours
  • HUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hours
  • MCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hours
  • PSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hours
  • STA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hours

Total Major Hours: 62 Hours

Major Core Courses - 62 Hours

  • NUR 3026 Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3026L Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice Clinical
  • NUR 3027L Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice Lab
  • NUR 3066 Health Assessment, Wellness, and Prevention Across the Life Span
  • NUR 3066L Health Assessment, Wellness, and Prevention Across the Life Span Lab
  • NUR 3125 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3145 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3225 Complex Health Nursing I
  • NUR 3225L Complex Health Nursing Clinical I
  • NUR 3825 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing
  • NUR 4165 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR 4227 Complex Health Nursing II
  • NUR 4227L Complex Health Nursing II Clinical
  • NUR 4467 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families
  • NUR 4467L Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families Clinical
  • NUR 4535 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 4535L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical
  • NUR 4635 Public Health Nursing
  • NUR 4635L Public Health Nursing Clinical
  • NUR 4827 Role Transition and Leadership in Nursing
  • NUR 4888 Coordination of Care in Nursing
  • NUR 4948L Preceptorship

Students have the option to take NUR 3125 Pathophysiology in either the summer or spring semester prior to admission. Students must have all prerequisite courses completed prior to taking NUR 3125.

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

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