The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at FKCC provides an opportunity for licensed registered nurses to further their education, increase their potential for career advancement, and earn higher salaries.
The RN to BSN program includes coursework and field experience in supervision, community health, and nursing practice. The program prepares nurses to pursue opportunities that require a BSN as well as to pursue an advanced practice degree. Students must maintain a clear and active nursing license throughout the program.
FKCC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing follows a “2 + 2” model, in which a student first earns as Associate in Science in Nursing degree (or equivalent) as well as a Registered Nurse (RN) license before entering two years of upper level, BSN coursework. BSN students complete 27 credits of general education courses and 33 credits of nursing courses—totaling 60 credits. Coursework includes, but is not limited to:
Designed for working professionals, this is a primarily online program, which combines classroom and online instruction with relevant clinical experience.
Earning a BSN is an incredible investment in your future that will pay off tremendously as advancement opportunities open up to you. FKCC provides ways to help our students make that investment. Our tuition rates are affordable. In-state students can earn a BSN—tuition, fees, and books—for an estimated $10,000 (based on current book costs). FKCC also offers financial aid services, scholarships, and payment plans to make paying for college easier.
Thanks to advances in health care, Americans are living longer, which translates to a larger patient population. Medical science is also experiencing rapid growth in diagnostic and treatment knowledge, largely due to technological developments. As the healthcare industry evolves, advanced training is becoming increasingly necessary for nurses to thrive.
Earning a BSN is a smart strategic move for Registered Nurses who envision a long career in healthcare. With a national nursing shortage, nurses with BSNs are in high-demand and enjoy more career options, including: supervision, management, education, and case management. Leadership and critical-thinking skills developed in BSN curriculum empowers nurses to make a greater impact—improving patient care and fostering a healthy community.