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Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Prerequisites and Courses of Study

RN to BSN*  Advising Guide


The following information is intended for students who earned their ADN (RN) degree from Chipola. RN graduates from other schools should contact Dr. Jayne Roberts at (850) 718-2209 or for advising.

Applicants for the BSN must:

  • Have completed the AS degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution

  • Have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution (or 60 semester hours and satisfactory completion of Chipola's general education requirements including Gordon Rule and all prerequisites

  • Be a licensed RN (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia)

  • Have an overall 2.5 minimum GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all Common Prequisites


Prerequisites for ADN and/or BSN

SLS 1101

1 BSC 2093 & 2093L1 4
MAT 1033 or MAC 1105 3 BSC 2094 & 2094L1 4
BSC 1005, 1088, 2010, or 2011³ 3 MCB 2010 & 2010L1 4
Additional Courses (other than "NUR") Required for ADN and/or AA

ENC 1101

4 PSY 20121 3
HUMANITIES (Area 5)4 3 DEP 20041 3
MAC 1105 (if not already taken) 3

Additional Courses to Complete AA and Prerequisites for BSN
Student must meet Chipola College 36 hrs. in General Ed.(to include 12 hrs of Gordon Rule Writing)

ENC 1102 4 (Counts toward Gordon Rule Writing)  
STA 20231 3 BSC 2010, BSC 2011, CHM 1030, CHM 1045, CHM 1046, PHY 1053, or PHY 10541,3 3-4
HUMANITIES  (Area 5)4 4 (Counts toward Gordon Rule Writing)  


  1. Common Prerequisites for ADN and/or BSN
  2. PSY 2012 or SYG 1000 is common prerequisite; however, PSY 2012 is required for Chipola's ADN program and is prerequisite to DEP 2004.
  3. BSC 2010 or 2011 taken as prerequisite for BSC 2094 will meet the requirement for "Additional Courses to Complete AA and Prerequisites for BSN."
  4. Refer to Chipola College Catalog


* For admission students must have RN licensure in the state of Florida, Alabama, or Georgia and an AA degree from a Florida public institution or satisfactory completion of Chipola’s general education requirements.



Sequenced Course of Study*


Three Semester Academic Plan

Fall Semester Sem
Spring Semester Sem

NUR 3165 Research Processes for Professional Nursing


NUR 3065 Health Assessment


NUR 3805 Nursing:  Role and Scope


NUR 3826 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice


NSP 3185 Multicultural Practice


NUR 4636 Community Nursing


    NUR 4080 Nursing Concepts I 3

Semester Credit Hours


Semester Credit Hours


Summer Semester Sem

NUR 4107 Nursing and the Health Care System




NUR 4827 Nursing Leadership & Management




NUR 4955 Nursing Practicum¹





Semester Credit Hours





*This is a suggested plan to complete the program in three (3) semesters.  Students may choose their own plan and work at their own pace to complete the program.

¹This capstone course must be taken the graduating semester of the BSN program unless the student requests and receives consent from the Director of Nursing or designate to take it in a different semester.



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