Carleen Health Institute

of South Florida

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers three entry points into the full time program, which is offered in the traditional classroom setting.  Applicants who have no previous nursing education enter the program as generic students. Applicants who hold a current Florida practical nursing license without restrictions/obligations/public complaint, and who fulfill all the admissions requirements, enter the program as LPN-BSN Transition students. Applicants who hold a current license in registered nursing without restrictions/obligations/public complaint, and who fulfill all the admissions requirements, enter the program as RN-BSN Transition students.


 This course includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; and theoretical instruction and clinical experience in both acute and long term care situations. The student who has met all educational and institutional requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is eligible to have his/her name submitted to the Florida Board of Nursing to be considered as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination for the registered nurse (NCLEX). The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to determine if an applicant is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse in Florida. For licensure requirements, refer to sections 464.008 and 464.009, Florida statues (f.s.), rules 64b9-3.002 and 3.008, Florida administrative code (f.a.c.). 
 

Individuals who want to pursue a career in the nursing profession with a criminal history may experience a potential barrier to  licensure following successful completion of an approved nursing program. The Florida board of nursing makes decisions on licensure on an individual basis. All individuals with a criminal or discipline history should read chapter 464, Florida statutes (f.s.), section 456.0635, f.s. and chapter 64b9, Florida administrative code (f.a.c.) as they pertain to the practice of nursing. The Board of Nursing encourages all individuals seeking licensure to fully understand these requirements. For more information please refer to the Florida Board of Nursing website www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing or call 850-488-0595 or email mqa_nursing@doh.state.fl.us

 Enrollment Prerequisites

 Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have completed the CHI nurse entrance test with a score of 70% or greater, and have a post-secondary transcript from an accredited school, or a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate verifying proof of high school graduation.

 2016 Class Schedule
 
The class schedule varies according to the number of participants enrolled in the program.

 Graduation Requirements
 
A minimum theory grade of C (70%) or greater is required to complete the program satisfactorily. In order to complete the program requirements, the student must receive a passing grade in all the courses. Students will be awarded a degree upon completion.

 

 Carleen Home Health School credits to be awarded                                                   97


General Education credits to be transferred from an accredited institution           36

Total credits                                                                                                                           133

Carleen Health Institute

of South Florida