Nursing Baccalaureate Program

The nursing programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will train you to take on multiple roles: practitioner, communicator, team player and leader. Your coursework and clinical practice will give you opportunities to work with others so you can deliver quality care for patients with diverse cultures and needs.

The four-year BSN program begins with pre-professional classes in the liberal arts, which you can take at another institution. Then you will begin to take classes in nursing at FAMU and gain clinical experience in hospitals and clinics. Upon graduation, you will be ready to work as a generalist in the field.

 

The Program

The four-year program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The curriculum is designed in two phases: (1) pre-professional requirements may be completed at a junior college or another university.

The program provides the foundation of a liberal arts education as well as the nursing theory and science necessary for the full scope of professional nursing responsibilities and the knowledge base necessary for advanced education in specialized clinical practice.

The knowledge base in nursing theory and science is applied through extensive clinical experiences in medical/health care delivery systems that range in size and services from large area hospitals, to community clinics, to homes. Your nursing courses are structured so that you are concurrently enroll in a nursing theory course focused on understanding the science of health and disease conditions and a clinical course that permits your integration application of the science in the clinical setting.

Baccalaureate education in nursing provides the basic foundation for entry into program practice. When you graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science degree, you are prepared as a generalist capable of functioning in any number of beginning leadership roles in a variety of medical/health delivery systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Effective Fall 2021

  1. Use a variety of communication and collaborative techniques to engage in intra- and inter-professional teams in ways that respect the values, ethics and practice standards of all members and ensure the delivery of safe, quality care.
  2. Apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver safe, quality care within the health care system and to advance the nursing profession.
  3. Apply leadership and management concepts and skills to influence systems and policies in order to ensure safe, quality, patient care and healthful practice environments.
  4. Implement strategies to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to meet the needs of diverse populations, based on physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual needs, cultural needs, preferences, and values.
  5. Enact a professional identity that reflects a commitment to legal and ethical practice and lifelong learning.
  6. Engage in scholarly practice through critiquing research, using available evidence, and exhibiting a spirit of inquiry in the delivery of safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  7. Use appropriate informatics and healthcare technologies to promote positive health outcomes and to deliver safe, quality care in the health care system.

Prior to Fall 2021

  1. Use a variety of communication and collaborative techniques to engage in intra- and inter-professional teams in ways that respect the values, ethics and practice standards of all members and ensure the delivery of safe, quality care.
  2. Apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver safe, quality care within the health care system and to advance the nursing profession.
  3. Implement a variety of strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations that are respectful of and responsive to their cultural norms and practices, as well as their strengths and vulnerabilities.
  4. Apply leadership and management concepts and skills to influence systems and policies in order to ensure safe, quality patient care and healthful practice environments.
  5. Provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to optimize the functioning of culturally-diverse populations within the context of a dynamic health care system.
  6. Enact a professional identity that reflects a commitment to ethical practice and lifelong learning.
  7. Engage in scholarly practice by critiquing research, using available evidence, and exhibiting a spirit of inquiry in the delivery of safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  8. Use appropriate technologies to promote positive health outcomes and to deliver safe, quality care in the health care system.

BSN Application

We appreciate your interest in our BSN program at FAMU. You can complete the application below. In addition to the BSN application, students must submit the supplemental documents listed on the BSN Application Checklist. Reference forms must be uploaded within the application.  The application is available May 1 - May 15 for fall admission and October 1 - October 15 for spring admission.

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Please Note: All applicants must take the TEAS test and obtain a minimum score of "proficient" overall and for all sections of the assessment.

BSN Curriculum Map  

2021 - 2022 Student Handbook (Traditional BSN Program)