Dr. D.W. McMillan Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN Online

Transition into an advanced nursing career.

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Complete your nursing degree in 1 year
100% online format
CCNE accredited

RN to BSN Overview

Build on your knowledge of nursing and open the doors to more opportunities with the CCNE-accredited RN to BSN online program from the University of West Florida. With our completely online format, you can fit your studies into your busy schedule as you acquire the skills needed to provide top-notch quality care to patients.

As you learn from educators who are highly experienced in a variety of areas in the field, you’ll gain their insight into nursing practices and the healthcare system.

Some of the key topics you’ll study include:

  • Assessing patient health needs
  • Critical reading and drafting scholarly arguments using the APA style format
  • Evidence-based nursing practice and quality care initiatives
  • Health promotion and disease prevention in public health and community-based nursing practice
  • Nursing strategies for older adults
  • Developing evidence-based teaching plans for a health educator role
  • Fundamental nurse leadership skills and knowledge
  • Pharmacology principles
  • Disease processes, healthcare and nursing mediations
  • Legal concepts and regulations that affect nursing practice
  • Ethical considerations related to nursing and healthcare

Through our program, you’ll demonstrate your commitment to the nursing profession as you advance your knowledge in evidence-based nursing practice, high-quality care, communication and leadership.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Working nurses who hold a current RN license and wish to earn their degree and advance their careers while maintaining employment

Learning Outcomes

  • Meet the growing demands of healthcare
  • Exercise evidence-based nursing practice, leadership, communication and quality care
  • Demonstrate strong, developed professional knowledge and a broader outlook of nursing practice