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BSN Graduate Students
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialBachelors
Total Credit Hours120
Average Time to Complete4 yrs.
Academic PathwayHealth Sciences
AdvisorRandy Chitwood, DNP, RN
Program Coordinator/ Professor of Nursing
850.913.3262/850.624.7770
rchitwood@gulfcoast.edu

Academic Program SpecialistAlyssa Evans
850.769.1551 ext. 3311
aevans@gulfcoast.edu

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RN to BSN

Take the Next Step Toward Nursing Leadership or Advanced Practice

Now that you've been working as a Registered Nurse (RN), you realize that you need a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) to be promoted at your job, to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife or nurse anesthetist, or to take the next step toward becoming a  nurse educator or nurse scientist (researcher). The RN to BSN degree program is one of four bachelor degree programs offered at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, and prepares RNs for management positions and entry into nursing graduate programs. Getting your bachelor’s degree in nursing is the next step to fast-track your career!

The Gulf Coast State College RN to BSN Student Handbook contains all program policies as well as curriculum information and Division of Health Sciences policies.

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BSN Pinning Fall 2014- 1st Class

BSN Pinning Fall 2014- 1st Class

Class-2015

Class-2015

Awards-Spring 2016

Awards-Spring 2016

Boots Chitwood DeRamus Memorial Scholarship

Boots Chitwood DeRamus Memorial Scholarship

Clinicals at "Arc of the Bay"

Clinicals at "Arc of the Bay"

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Health Fair with GCSC Athletes

Cassy

Cassy

Clinical in Holmes County

Clinical in Holmes County

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The GCSC RN-BSN Program was granted national accreditation for a period of 10 years effective October 16, 2019 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CCNE may be contacted at:

655 NW K Street, Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.887.6791
ccneaccreditation.org

BSN Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual & Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature 
STA2023, Statistics
Approved College-level Math (MAC/MGF)
CHM1032, General, Organic, Biochemistry or higher level chemistry (CHM 1040 & 1045 are acceptable)
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology
PSY2012 or SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology
EUH1000 or 1001, Western Civilization
POS2041, American National Government
48 hours 
NUR3069, Advanced Health Assessment
NUR3119, Nursing Concepts and Theories
NUR3128, Pathophysiology
NUR3167, Research Process for Professional Nursing
NUR3895, Teaching and Learning for the Healthcare Professional
NUR3636C, Community Health
NUR3925, Symposium I
NUR4655, Multicultural Factors in Health
NUR4827C, Leadership and Management
NUR4925, Symposium II
NUR4837, Health Care Policy and Economics
NUR4847, Clinical Decision Making
NUR4945C, Nursing Capstone Practicum

What can you do with a BSN?

What jobs can you get with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing?

Medical-surgical nurse
Critical care/ICU nurse
Emergency room nurse
Labor and delivery nurse
Operating room nurse/perioperative or scrub nurse

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University

WeWa girls
"Ariel Kemp, BSN, RN; Nicki Lanford, BSN, RN; & Amy Miller, BSN, RN- winners of the Outstanding Clinical Project Award for demonstrating leadership skills while impacting their community and potentially saving lives. " – Winners of the Outstanding Clinical Project Award!
Ariel Kemp, BSN, RN; Nicki Lanford, BSN, RN; & Amy Miller
BSN Student
72
previous course work
hours credit for previous course work
$4,384
BSN classes
Cost of all BSN classes
3
graduation plan
Semester graduation plan
6
part-time starts
Part-time starts per year
75%
doctorally prepared faculty
Most nursing faculty have PHD degrees
25:1
small class size
Maximum Class Size
Medication

Are you ready to get Started ?

How to apply to the RN to BSN Nursing Program

In addition to the general application, you will need to review the application packet for the RN to BSN program. The packet includes a complete list of admission requirements and prerequisite course requirements. 

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

The application process is competitive, please contact Dr. Randy Chitwood, the program coordinator, to find out how to increase your chances for admission to the RN to BSN degree program.

Apply to Gulf Coast

Complete the BSN Application

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

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Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.