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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialBachelors
Total Credit Hours120
Average Time to Complete1 year
Academic PathwayHealth Sciences
AdvisorDr. John Griggs
Instructional Coordinator, RN-to-BSN Nursing
850.913.3262
jgriggs@gulfcoast.edu

Academic Programs Specialist850.913.3311
HealthSciencesGCSC@gulfcoast.edu

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Fall/Spring Full-Time Track

RN to BSN

Take the Next Step Toward Nursing Leadership or Advanced Practice

The RN-BSN program is designed to empower Registered Nurses (RNs) with an associate's degree to excel in their nursing careers, pursue advanced education, and become a leader in nursing. 

By earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), you can unlock numerous opportunities for career advancement and develop the skill set needed to grow as a nursing professional. 

Upon completing our comprehensive curriculum, you will be awarded a BSN degree, equipping you to join graduate-level nursing programs in the state university system and programs nationwide. This degree acts as a gateway for pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in nursing.

Choose our RN-BSN program to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), unlock career advancement opportunities, and pave the way for further academic achievements in the nursing profession. With our CCNE-accredited program, you can trust in the quality of education you'll receive at GCSC!

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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The GCSC RN-BSN Program holds national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), effective from October 16, 2019, for a remarkable 10-year period.

This accreditation solidifies our commitment to providing quality education and ensuring your success in the field of nursing.

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CCNE may be contacted at:
655 NW K Street, Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.887.6791
ccneaccreditation.org/CCNE

BSN Course Requirements Overview

English I & II
Visual & Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature 
Statistics
Approved College-level Math (MAC/MGF)
General, Organic, Biochemistry or higher level chemistry 
Anatomy and Physiology
Psychology/Sociology
Western Civilization
American National Government
48 credit hours 
Advanced Nursing Courses - 36 credit hours

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog



Mission of the RN-BSN Program

It is the mission of the Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) Registered Nurse-Bachelor of
Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program to serve as a bridge for the Associate degree or Diploma
Registered Nurse into advanced professional practice, leadership and management positions,
community health experiences, and other endeavors which will improve the quality of nursing
practice in our region and beyond. The academic and clinical practice enhancement of the local
nursing workforce and the advancement of nursing science are central to this mission. 

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

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BSN Students

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Winners of the Outstanding Clinical Project Award!

"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! 
$4,384
BSN classes
Cost of all BSN classes
75%
doctorally prepared faculty
Most nursing faculty have PHD degrees
25:1
small class size
Maximum Class Size
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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 information 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  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.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Register for Classes

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.