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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Overview

Webber International University is proud to announce its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The BSN Program admits two cohorts each year. Admission into the program will occur in the Fall and Spring.

The Pre-licensure BSN program is 4 years in length and occurs in two stages. The first stage requires students to take fifty (50) semester/credit hours of lower-division work (liberal arts and nursing prerequisites). You can complete the lower division semester/credit hours at any regionally accredited college or university. The second phase is comprised of seventy-two (72) semester/credit hours of upper division work in the nursing major and completed within the Webber International University Nursing Program. The BSN pre-licensure program is 122 semester/credits.

Upon completion of all courses required, students will graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to take the licensure exam. Graduation from the BSN program is distinctly different from passing the NCLEX-RN® exam. The Florida Board of Nursing will award a Registered Nurse (RN) license upon successfully passing the NCLEX-RN® and satisfactorily meeting all other Florida Board of Nursing licensure requirements.

Careers in Nursing

As a Registered Nurse (RN), you can work in a variety of different environments. You have the choice to work directly or indirectly with patients. An example of the different settings an RN may work in includes physician offices, urgent care, clinics, schools, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, insurance companies, home health, hospice, just to name a few. You can choose to work in a high paced environment with sick patients or work in a slower type of work environment such as a physician’s office. You have the option to work with babies, young children, or adults. Nursing is a profession that is constantly evolving and offers many opportunities for you to find your niche. The choice is yours.

Online Application will soon be made available for Spring of 2022.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a 4-year bachelor degree program in 2 stages:

  • 1st stage Pre-Requisites: 50 credit hours
  • Nursing Core Curriculum: 72 credit hours

Estimated Costs

Webber International University makes every effort to keep costs at a minimum while maintaining a high level of instruction and adequate facilities. 

Nursing Applicants

The BSN program admits two (2) cohorts of 24 students each year; one in the Fall and a second in the Spring. Qualified candidates will be able to apply to the BSN program after December 2021. The first cohort of students will start in Fall 2022.

Admission Criteria

Candidates are required to complete specific criteria prior to applying to the Nursing program.

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Acceptance Process

Qualified candidates must complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skill (TEAS) examination to be considered for the BSN program. Qualified candidates must attend a face-to-face interview. The BSN program will notify accepted candidates by email after the application process is completed.

Transfer Credits
The acceptance and evaluation of credit for transfer is based on various factors, including: the level, content, quality, comparability,
and degree program relevance of the proposed transfer credits; the institution’s accreditation; and assessment of course equivalency
through evaluation of the transcript. Transfer credits are accepted from Regionally Accredited Institutions for appropriate courses which
will pertain to the declared degree at Webber International University (Webber).

Application Deadlines
The Program operates on a rolling admission plan and will accept applications on a first-come-first-qualified basis. Documents received after June 1 may not be acceptable for any given Fall term. Documents received after October 31 may not be acceptable for any given Spring term.

Cohorts
When all 24 seats for any given class are assigned, the remaining applicants will be placed on the roster for the next cohort available and will receive notification of her/his admission status.

After Acceptance

Once the student receives notification of acceptance into the BSN Program, the student is required to complete the following requirements by a designated date. These requirements need to be updated by the students every year.

Immunization and communicable disease screenings·

  • Two-Step Tuberculosis PPD·
  • Tetanus vaccination or booster within the last 5 years·
  • MMR vaccine (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) or an MMR titer·
  • Varicella titer·
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (optional but recommended).
  • Flu shots
  • Any immunization recommended by the fieldwork site.

Physical Examination
Cannot be older than one year. Required annually.

Drug Screening test (12 panel)
This test must be within 30 days PRIOR to the starting date in the program. Screening tests not complying with this guideline will not be accepted and your admission into the program will be rescinded. The BSN program will require students to complete additional drug screening test as needed during the program.

CPR
Must be completed within 30 days prior to the starting date and renewed prior to expiration date.

Background Check
Before clinical rotation as required by clinical site and as indicated by BSN program. Be aware that a background check containing misdemeanor and/or felony conviction(s) related to violence or abuse are grounds for rescinding your admission into the program.

AIDS/HIV
Before clinical rotation as required by clinical site and as indicated by BSN program.

Fingerprinting
Fingerprinting needs to be completed within 30 days prior to the starting date in the program.

FAQ

Q: What is the ATI TEAS test?

The ATI TEAS test is a timed entrance exam given to prospective nursing students for entry into a nursing program. The TEAS consists of four different areas: Science, Math, Reading, and English and Language usage.

Q: Is the TEAS test difficult to pass?

The TEAS test is a difficult exam. You want to be properly prepared for the exam to boost your chances of success. Timing is the most difficult with students not being prepared to pace themselves and they end up running out of time before the test is over.

You want to prepare by understanding what is on each of the four different areas of the test, focusing on the areas that you struggle with the most. There are several resources to help you including a study guide and practice tests.

Q: What is simulation-based clinical education in nursing?

Nursing programs utilize simulation in to teach students the concepts related to the care of patients. The mannequins are computerized and programmed to display a variety of patient situations.

By imitating real-world scenarios, students engage in realistic patient encounters learning necessary clinical skills without putting real-life patients at risk. A controlled, monitored environment is available for the simulation scenarios. The instructor can offer constructive feedback during debriefing sessions following each simulation.

Q: Can I work and/or play a sport during nursing school?

One of the most usual questions about nursing school is if you can continue to work and/or play a sport while enrolled in the program. Learning to balance school and work is a challenge many students face.

Many student nurses must work full or part-time while in nursing school due to financial obligations, however, this can be difficult to do. Maintaining the minimum grade requirements and attending clinical while working or playing a sport is extremely challenging.

Nursing students will not be able to participate in collegiate sports while participating in the nursing program. This is due to the demanding schedule of both sports and nursing.

For working students, time management and scheduling are imperative. Once students complete the nursing program, they will take the NCLEX exam, which takes dedication.