Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


Nursing: Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree (SBN)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

62 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.3801

College of Nursing


Major Description

The Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree (SBN) major 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 Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree major; upon completion, students will earn a second bachelor's degree.  Notice: This curriculum is for all students admitted into the Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree major starting in Spring 2018. Students admitted prior to Spring 2018 will follow the appropriate admission year plan.

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 Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree major. 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 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.


Additional Major Requirements

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work.

Major Course Grade Requirement

All Nursing courses must be passed with a C or better in didactic and an S in clinical.

Major Grade Requirement

All Nursing courses must be passed with a C or better in didactic and an S in clinical.

Please refer to the USF College of Nursing Student Handbook for grade and progression requirements.

Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree major students who receive a grade below a C in didactic or an S in clinical of any required nursing course will not be permitted to continue in the accelerated major. If allowed to continue in the program, the student must progress through the Upper Division major, providing space and appropriate clinical placement is available.


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Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Dean: V. Rich; Vice Dean, Research: M. Groer; Vice Dean, Clinical Scholarship & Integration: S. Perry; Vice Dean, Academic Programs: M. Michael; Associate Dean, Finance, Administration & HR: A. Phillips; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program: E. Jordan; Associate Dean, PhD Program: T. Beckie; Associate Dean, DNP & Masters/CRNA Programs: C. Gaines-Ling; Associate Dean, Organizational Integration: O. Baliram Singh; Assistant Dean, Center for Experiential Learning: T. Gore; Assistant Dean, Research Enterprise: L. Redwine; Professors: C. Burns, J. Clochesy, N. Hall, M. Ji, C. Lengacher, J. Maye, B. Redding, M. Rowe; Associate Professors: P. Athilingam, A. Berarducci, H. Buck, I. Hernandez, H. Wang, D. Maguire, C. Rodriguez, C. Tofthagen, C. Visovsky, C. Zambroski; Assistant Professors: M. Canale, A. Duffy, D. Friedrich, B. Gilmore, T. Gwartney, B. Hay, M. Johannson, K. Katz, S. Kennel, Z. Liang, R. Lutz, K. Maldonado, D. Passmore, E. Rauch, E. Remo, A. Rossiter, S. Smith, L. Todd; Visiting Assistant Professor: J. Gordon; Instructor II: B. Chabalowski, P. O'Donnell, J. Perl; Instructor I: D. Beasley, O. Bernard, L. Blasen, S. Czerwinski, A. Davis, A. Edmonds-Poff, S. Gower, L. Lockett, J. Thayer, B. Tucker, T. Vivien, N. Zurcher.

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