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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • BSN icon An increasingly complex health care system requires better educated nurses. Getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SPC gives you a solid foundation for advancing your career and improving your skills. Many employers now require nurses be adept in critical thinking, quality improvement, systems thinking and team leadership. If you are an R.N., our program delivers that and more in a flexible, online format.

    Features

    • Builds on your current R.N. credential, education and experience
    • Fits your schedule
    • Takes four semesters to complete attending full time
    • Opportunity to take courses one at a time or up to four courses each semester in Fall and Spring
    • Option to take your classes online or in the classroom
    • Ability to complete your practicum hours at approved agencies in your community
    • Focuses on leadership, management, theory, research and community and public health
    • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award selected bachelor's degrees in science and bachelor's degrees in applied science; associate degrees in arts, associate degrees in science, and associate degrees in applied science; as well as certificates and applied technology diplomas. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Petersburg College.

    See the College of Nursing mission statement, and goals and student outcomes for the BSN degree program. 

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    Career and Outlook

    The Institute of Medicine recommends that by 2020, 80% of nurses should have a bachelor’s degree to meet the expanding health care needs of Americans. Job prospects are better for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree. Overall, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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    Accreditation

    The baccalaureate program at St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

    St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award selected bachelor's degrees in science and bachelor's degrees in applied science; associate degrees in arts, associate degrees in science, and associate degrees in applied science; as well as certificates and applied technology diplomas.

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.

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