Florida A & M University
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Tallahassee, Florida 32307
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Fast Track RN-BSN Program is offered to registered nurses who are graduates of accredited associate degree or diploma programs in nursing and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. This program offers the RN student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings and provides the educational foundation that is the basis for graduate study in nursing. Registered nurses who meet the admission requirements for the BSN program may complete the program in one calendar year of study.
BSN Program Details
The four-year program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The curriculum is designed in two phases: (1) pre-professional requirements may be completed at a junior college or another university.
The program provides the foundation of a liberal arts education as well as the nursing theory and science necessary for the full scope of professional nursing responsibilites and the knowledge base necessary for advanced education in specialized clinical practice.
The knowledge base in nursing theory and science is applied through extensive clinical experinces in medical/health care delivery systems that range in size and services from large area hospitals, to community clinics, to homes. Your nursing courses are structured so that you are concurrently enroll in a nursing theory course focused on understanding the science of health and disease conditions and a clinical course that permits your integration application of the science in the clinical setting.
Baccalaureate education in nursing provides the basic foundation for entry into program practice. When you graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science degree, you are prepared as a generalist capable of functioning in any number of beginning leadership roles in a variety of medical/health delivery systems.
MSN Program Details
The Master's Program leads to a Master's of Science in Nursing degree. Building upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the baccalaureate program, it provides the opportunity for nurses with Bachelor's degrees in nursing to expand their knowledge and skills in a specialized practice area as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). The framework for practice is created from multidimensional relationships among theory, research and clinical practice. The clinical experiences allow you to have 'hands-on' practice in a broad range of primary care challenges. Most important, your clinical competence is fostered by the preceptorship of clinical faculty.
Advanced practice nurses (APNs), functioning within a practice framework, possess a number of special skills and sources of expertise which positions them well for actively participating in and initiating change in the medical/health care delivery systems. The program, based on the stipulated competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPN) and the Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN), has clear goals. Generally the program prepares you to understand and apply theory, research and clinical knowledge in complex care decision making, create innovative approaches to practice, and assume professional leadership. Specifically it prepares you to:
-Collaborate with nursing colleagues, professionals from diverse disciplines, and others who influence health/medical environments.
-Function as a primary care professional in the clinical management of young, middle and older adults and women in a variety of settings. These include, but are not limited to ambulatory private clinics and offices, homes, long-term residences, and community-based clinics.
-Use, evaluate, and implement research that contributes to the knowledge base that advances health in young, middle age and older adults and women.
-Assume leadership roles in direct medical/health care delivery systems as expert clinicians.