Bachelor of Science in Nursing

128 Credits

Offered at the Metro Orlando, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Capital Area Branch Campuses

Program Description:

The mission of UAGM-Gurabo Campus emphasizes graduate and undergraduate education, research and service. The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to prepare excellent human resources in the Health Sciences with innovative academic offerings across the curriculum who can respond properly and rapidly to the needs of local and global communities. The mission, philosophy and goals of the BSN program are congruent with the mission and goals of Gurabo Campus and the School of Health Sciences. The BSN is the program of the School of Health Sciences with the responsibility to prepare nurse generalists who can respond to the needs of our communities.

Congruence between UT, SHS, and Nursing Program Mission

Gurabo Campus Mission

To enhance knowledge through excellence in teaching, and to foster research, innovation and the internationalization of its programs.

The University is committed to graduate well educated, professionally competent students, who can think critically and are technologically literate. The Institution also promotes the development of ethical principles and values that will allow them to contribute to the wellbeing of the community through their knowledge of social systems and their role as responsible citizens.

School of Health Sciences Mission

To prepare excellent human resources in the Health Sciences with innovative academic offerings across the curriculum who can respond properly and rapidly to the needs of local and global communities.

Nursing Program Mission

BSN - To prepare nurse generalists who are key members of an interdisciplinary team that can have a positive impact on health care outcomes.

The main goals of the BSN Program include the following:

  1. Prepare entry level BSN Nursing professionals for successful employment and graduate studies;
  2. Foster a high degree of professionalism as a key member of the interdisciplinary team;
  3. Produce graduates with the ability to apply practical knowledge in the workplace and willing to continuously develop skills throughout their nursing career.

BSN Graduate Profile:

Nursing students are expected to:

  1. Base practice on current knowledge, theory, and research.
  2. Assume responsibility and accountability for practice.
  3. Form partnerships with patients and with other health care professionals.
  4. Serve as a member and leader within interdisciplinary health care professionals.
  5. Communicate, collaborate, and negotiate.
  6. Practice across a variety of settings and with diverse populations.
  7. Access, assemble, and evaluate health information.
  8. Teach patients.
  9. Advocate for patients within the health care delivery system.
  10. Delegate and supervise patient care activities.
  11. Allocate and manage physical, fiscal, and human resources.
  12. Evaluate nursing outcomes.
  13. Participate in research and utilize research findings.
  14. Assume responsibility for lifelong learning and plan for professional career development.
  15. Participate in political and regulatory processes.
  16. Participate in shaping the health care delivery system.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The applicant must have High School Graduation Diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  2. The applicant must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.50 on a scale of 4.00
  3. The applicant must undergo an admission interview process with the Associate Director or his/her designee. In this, a protocol designed to identify the expected qualities will be followed.


The (BSN and MSN-FNP Programs) at (Gurabo Campus-UAGM) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

ENGL 115-O College Reading and Writing I

ENGL 116-O College Reading and Writing II

ENGL 331-O Public Speaking

SPAN 115-O Reading Writing and the Oral Communication in Spanish I

SPAN 116-O Reading Writing and the Oral Communication in Spanish II

SPAN 255-O Spanish for Writing and Research

MATH 111-O Intermediate Algebra I

MATH 112-O Intermediate Algebra II

SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility I

SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government and Social Responsibility II

HUMA 101-O World Cultures I

QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and University Adaptation (Must be taken in the 1st Semester)

PSYC 123-O General Psychology (Compendium)

BIOL 103-O Biology for Health Sciences

CHEM 224-O Fundamentals of General Chemistry

BIOL 300-O Microbiology

CHEM 224-OL Fundamental of General Laboratory

BIOL 300-OL Microbiology Laboratory

BIOL 303-O Human Biology I

BIOL 304-O Human Biology II

BIOL 303-OL Human Biology I Laboratory

BIOL 304-OL Human Biology II Laboratory

COMP 110-O Computer and Software

HESC 360-O Statistics Applied to Health Sciences

HESC 365-O Health Sciences Research

NURS 200-O Introduction to Nursing

NURS 201-O Fundamentals of Nursing

NURS 210-O Nursing Informatics

NURS 202-O Health and Physical Assessment

NURS 304-O Maternal & Child Nursing

NURS 203-O Pharmacology

NURS 205-O Pathophysiology

NURS 303-O Medical Surgical Nursing

NURS 305-O Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents

NURS 403-O Community Health Nursing

NURS 404-O Mental Health Nursing

NURS 405-O Nursing Leadership

NURS 407-O Knowledge Integration in Nursing

NURS 406-O Practicum