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Overview | Curriculum | Careers | Transfer

Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers the flexibility to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on your time within the demands of your life. The RN-to-BSN track is for licensed RN’s who graduated with a diploma or Associate’s degree in nursing from an ACEN accredited institution.

The curriculum is based on national nursing standards and evidence-based practice, is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence in Nursing education in caring science.

Students enrolled in FAU’s RN-BSN track will develop the skills to transform complex healthcare systems through caring leadership that facilitates intra and interprofessional collaboration to achieve quality outcomes. RN-BSN graduates are eligible to pursue certification in Holistic Nursing as well as prepared to pursue graduate education in Nursing (masters and doctoral).

The RN-BSN track is 32 credit hours, offered online and has inexpensive in-state tuition rates.

Massachusetts has initiated the process to join NC-SARA and are expected to be approved by the end of this year. Massachusetts state authorization restricts activities in internships and supervised academic field experiences. Therefore, any distance learning student in the College of Nursing who will be residing in Massachusetts while participating in their academic program should contact the college before enrolling to assure they are compliant with state authorization rules.


Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4824C Professional Development 1: Legal and Ethical Perspectives of Caring 1
NUR 4833C Professional Development 2: Designer of Caring Environments 1
NUR 3115 Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations 3
NUR 4125 General Pathophysiology 3
*NUR 4165 Nursing Research 3
NUR 4638 Populations Health: Nursing Situations 3
NUR 3065 Health Assessment in Nursing Situations 2
NUR 3065L Health Assessment in Nursing Situations Lab 1
*NUR 4945 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 2
NUR 3145 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NUR 4860C Professional Development 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments 1
NUR 4861C Professional Development 4: Member of a Caring Profession 1
*NUR 4945L Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone 1
NUR 3171 Creating Healing Environments 3
**NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion 4

Note: *NUR 4945L is sequential with NUR 4945. **NUR 4829L is practicum and requires 180 clinical hours

Sample Careers:

  • Clinical Nurse
  • Clinical Leader
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse

Tranferring from Broward College?

Here’s a easy to follow flight plan for the Broward student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior:

Download the Nursing Transfer Plan – Associate of Arts 1010 PDF

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Degree Details
College College of Nursing
Degree type BSN
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $201.29
- Out of State (FL) $719.84
Credits needed to graduate 32
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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