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Degree Overview

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dr. Sarah Wills, Asst. Dean, College of Nursing and Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at South University Orlando learning Site is designed to provide students with a solid educational foundation that prepares individuals for entry into the nursing profession. The BSN degree program is designed for the non-registered nurse student. Students may complete prerequisite courses in as few as six quarters and then apply for admission to the nursing program, which is taught over seven quarters. The program allows highly motivated full-time students to complete the program of study in nursing in a concentrated period of time.

The BSN graduate will be able to incorporate the concepts of caring, communication, critical thinking, professionalism, and holism to provide care for individuals, families and communities. The comprehensive theoretical and clinical practice components aim to allow. After successful completion of the nursing program, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse.*

Please read the full disclosure regarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, programmatic accreditation, and military benefits.

*South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Career Outlook

Graduates of South University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are prepared to seek employment in

  • Hospitals
  • Private physician and counseling practices
  • Nursing facilities
  • Community clinics and agencies
  • Research organizations

Course Requirements

Faculty

Academic Program Director Associate Professor
Pamela Wright, D.N.P. Walden University, M.S.N. Walden University, B.S.N. University of Phoenix 

Clinical Coordinator Instructor
Melissa Gainey, J.D. Barry University, M.S.N. University of Phoenix, B.S.N. University of Central Florida

Instructor
Jeffrey Tabor, M.S.N. Walden University, B.S.N. Valdosta State University 

Assistant Professor
Bridget Smith, D.N.P., M.S.N., B.S.N., University of Southern Mississippi

Associate Professor
Dorris Parrish, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, M.S.N. The Sage Colleges, B.S.N. Plattsburgh State University of New York

Assistant Professor
Irene Gan, D.N.P. Chamberlain University, M.S.N. Villanova University, B.S.N., Beijing University

Outcomes

Graduates should be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical and social sciences, arts, and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions, and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.
  3. Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic inquiry to deliver evidenced based, comprehensive, and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.
  4. Utilize informatics and technology to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving healthcare.
  6. Communicate effectively and collaboratively within nursing and other healthcare disciplines to empower patients experiencing health challenges through education and promotion of health and well-being.
  7. Utilize the nursing process to collaborate with consumers and other health professionals to initiate improvements in healthcare and promote health and well-being in persons, families and communities.
  8. Demonstrate a self-awareness of and commitment to excellence in nursing practice through the pursuit of community, educational, and organizational opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.
  9. Provide holistic caring to diverse patient populations, across the lifespan in a variety of settings with technical proficiency that integrates foundational, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge essential for professional practice.

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Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our nursing alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our nursing graduates have to say.

Shirrelle M Everett 2015
Shirrelle Everett Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“It took me almost ten years to realize that without an education I would be stuck working for minimum wage at dead-end jobs, I was a single mother of two children living on welfare. South University allowed me to gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance my career at my own pace. My education has enabled me to take care of my family.”

Lisa Godwin 2009
Lisa Godwin Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“When I graduated, I passed the NCLEX and quickly got a great job as an RN. I felt very prepared for my new role and within less than five months, I was a charge nurse for a 36-bed med-surg unit. I'm very glad I chose South University for the start of my nursing career. My education gave me a great foundation and has made me a better nurse and practitioner.”

Emily Han 2015
Emily Han Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Master of Science in Nursing

“By allowing me to continue working during school and applying new knowledge, as well as creating my own preceptor experiences in an area of interest, I was able to carve my way to a successful business and many great, relevant connections. I love that my degree and knowledge have helped me see the limitless opportunity we have as nurses. The freedom and excitement of my new career is something that I never could have imagined, but I look forward to innovating and paving the way for others to do the same.”

Adrienne Hampton 2016
Adrienne Hampton Grad Alumni
Class of '16
Master of Science in Nursing

“I can truly say that during my experience at South University I have only encountered positive, encouraging, intelligent, and professional staff who want their students to be successful. The online courses have been challenging but knowledge enhancing as well. I have learned discipline and have decreased my test anxiety through weekly quizzes, our midterms and final exams. Moreover, the Practicum experience has exceeded my expectations by allowing me to apply what I have read, researched, and studied into practice”

Samira Monet' Hayes 2013
Samira Monet' Hayes Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“If it was not for South University professors and clinical instructors, I would not have the foundation and knowledge-base to be a successful, critical thinking nurse. Education is the key, simple and true. If I had not earned my degree I would not be in the position I am in today, nor would the opportunities that present themselves to me be available.”

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).