Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Nursing, BSN

Academic Chair Tracy Ison
Program Associate Director JoHanna Sunkett-McBride

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program is a limited access program designed for registered nurses who are graduates of an accredited associate in science in nursing degree program (ASN). Upper division course work will consist of 30 credit hours addressing topics related to leadership and management, nursing theory, research, culture, ethics, pharmacology, global healthcare finance, community health, and population-based nursing across the lifespan. The course work will be completed online in asynchronous instruction. All BSN degree seeking students are required to complete the same basic requirements as traditional baccalaureate students, including general education courses and demonstration of foreign language competence. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program adheres to the state’s common course prerequisites. Due to the specialized nature of the BSN Completion Program, individuals are required to consult with an academic advisor when applying for admission. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Getting Started
Santa Fe College expects all students to acquire or have access to the computer hardware and software necessary for the program.

  • Complete a SF Application for Admission or Readmission online at www.sfcollege.edu.
  • Arrange for official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended to be sent to the Office of Records at least one month prior to the start of the term. Unofficial transcripts may be used for initial advisement purposes.
  • Meet with a Health Sciences advisor and present documentation of admission qualifications.

Qualifying for Admission
A separate application is required. Acceptance to Santa College does not constitute admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program. Applicants will be admitted to the program in the order that admission qualifications are received and verified by Health Sciences Counseling Office.

In order to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing you must:

  • Have graduated from a regionally accredited associate degree nursing program*
  • Have a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Have completed an AA degree*
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed the following courses (shown below) with a “C” grade or higher

BSC 2085 - Anatomy and Physiology 1  / BSC 2085L - Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab  (4 credit hours)

BSC 2086 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  / BSC 2086L - Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab  (4 credit hours)

CHM 1030 - Elements of Chemistry  (minimum 3 credit hours)

MCB 2000 - Microbiology  / MCB 2000L - Microbiology Lab  or MCB 2010 Introduction to Microbiology  /MCB 2010L Introduction to Microbiology Lab  (4 credit hours)

STA 2023 - Introduction to Statistics  (3 credit hours)

PSY 2012 - General Psychology  or SYG 2000 - Principles of Sociology  (3 credit hours)

DEP 2004 - Developmental Psychology: Life Span  (3 credit hours)

HUN 1201 - Human Nutrition 1  (3 credit hours)

* AS / AA degrees and course work must meet SF accreditation standards in order to be applied toward program admission criteria.

Program Graduation Requirements, Foreign Language and General Education
Individuals who have not completed their foreign language requirements prior to enrolling at SF must complete two semesters of college level sequential foreign language study before finishing the BSN Completion Program. This requirement must be met before finishing the BSN Completion Program. Students may select their General Education classes from any eligible courses within SF’s approved General Education package. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the College’s curriculum totaling 120 credit hours. Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Overview of Credits Required

Program Prerequisite 27 credit hours
General Education  36 credit hours
Lower Division Electives  27 credit hours
BSN Professional Core 30 credit hours
Total required credit hours for program: 120 credit hours total