Francis Marion University
PO Box 100547
Florence, South Carolina 29502
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN track is for registered nurses (RNs) with an associates degree or diploma in nursing seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
The RN to BSN program assists registered nurses to gain new knowledge regarding roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse in a rapidly changing health care environment and to build on their previous education.
Graduates are prepared to apply for advanced degree programs. Learning focuses on enhancement of critical thinking, scientific bases for decision making, and development of leadership qualities and skills. Faculty members strive to maximize each student's potential for professional development.
BSN Program Details
The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This type of BSN program is often called a 2+2 program because applicants must complete 59 semester hours of lower division coursework which includes university general education requirements and specific nursing prerequisites prior to enrollment in the upper division nursing curriculum. Both the lower division and upper division typically take two years apiece, hence the name 2+2.
Upon admission to the upper division, pre-licensure students then complete an additional 61 semester hours of nursing coursework, as well as approximately 900 hours of clinical experience spread over the 4 semesters. The nursing major focuses on the knowledge, values and skills needed for professional nursing practice. Students gain clinical experience with patients of all ages, as well as with families and communities in a wide variety of settings.
Department of Nursing students have the opportunity to study with highly qualified and skilled faculty. In addition, students are assigned a faculty adviser to assist them with academic advising and schedule planning, and to serve as a student advocate.