Located just 5 minutes from downtown, the Tampa, FL campus of South University has much to offer its students. South University-Tampa opened in 2006, though the college has been in operation since 1899. A key feature of the university is the strong sense of community among students.
Students get to know each other in the classroom and though extracurricular activities on campus. With amusement parks, theaters, professional sports games, and the beach students will never have a dull moment when studying at South University-Tampa. The Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredits South University-Tampa.
Review of South University-Tampa Nursing Degree Programs
Nursing programs at South University-Tampa are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. South University-Tampa offers bachelors and masters degree programs for aspiring nurses.
South University-Tampa Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Bachelor of Science (BSN) Program
Students without prior nursing education that are interested in becoming a nurse may enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at South University-Tampa. The program can be completed in as little as 13 quarters. The first 6 quarters focus on completing prerequisites and the latter 7 on completing the core requirements to earn the BSN. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a BSN and will be eligible to take the national certification exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Course prerequisites to the BSN program include a College Algebra course and two math or science electives.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Practicing RNs who desire to take the next step in their career and education may pursue the RN to BSN program at South University-Tampa which can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. As with the BSN program, the RN to BSN program is developed according to core competencies and standards set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. A goal of the program is to strengthen the health community, particularly in rural settings.
South University-Tampa Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program
The MSN program offered at South University-Tampa is ideal both for nurses who seek to expand their knowledge or maintain knowledge of current nursing practice and who are seeking to advance into roles in nursing leadership. The program offers three specialized tracks designed to fit nurses with varying goals in their careers.
MSN Adult Health Nurse Practitioners (AHNP) -Advanced practitioner role offering care to adult patients (56 credit hours)
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)-Advanced care to families (62 credit hours)
MSN Nurse Educator-Combine passion for education and nursing to create academic education programs and teach aspiring nurses (48 credit hours)
Students in the AHNP and FNP tracks may take exams which will lead to national certification in these areas upon completion of the program.Registered Nurses (RNs) who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree may enroll in the RN to MSN degree program.
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