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Nursing Transfer Students

Transferring into Florida Southern College’s Nursing Program

Florida Southern understands the journey to becoming a nurse can be unique, and we are dedicated to supporting transfer students in achieving their professional nursing goals. Transfer students are welcome to apply for a limited number of spaces in Florida Southern College’s esteemed, direct-entry nursing program.

Our students graduate as highly skilled and compassionate professionals, equipped with the knowledge and practical skills for competitive positions. Within six months of graduation, 100% of the Class of 2023 passed the NCLEX and were employed at leading healthcare systems like Duke Health, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health.


Can I transfer into the Bachelor of Science (BSN) Nursing program at Florida Southern?

Yes! Transfer students are welcome to apply for the program. However, spaces are limited, and admissions is contingent on meeting specific criteria.

What are the academic criteria for transfer students?

Applicants must have a completed a minimum of 20 college credit hours from a nationally or regionally accredited institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, and have completed specific prerequisites (see next question) before enrolling.

What are the prerequisites for the BSN program?

Prerequisite courses include Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4 credit hours), Human Anatomy and Physiology 11 with lab (4 credits hours), and Chemical Foundations (4 credit hours). Conditional admission may be granted while completing these prerequisites.

Can I repeat a prerequisite course if I received a grade below a C-?

Only one prerequisite course failure (C- or below) is permitted.

Do I need to have completed the Wright Foundations or have a degree before being admitted as a transfer student?

Yes, you must complete the Wright Foundations or have an earned an associate or bachelor’s degree prior to admission. Once admitted to the college and program, prospective students must fulfill additional requirements to enroll in NUR 2202 and NUR 3106 courses. These requirements include health prerequisites found on the ABE ANHS Health Form, completion of CPR (active throughout the year), and participation in a BSN faculty panel interview as requested.

What GPA do I need to maintain once admitted?

Students must maintain an overall Florida Southern College GPA or 3.0 and achieve a final grade of C or better in all BSN major and prerequisite courses. (Students unable to maintain the required GPA and eligibility standards may be unrolled from the BSN program.) Students admitted for external transfer are required to complete all the courses that are included in the four-year BSN course sequence.

When should I take CPR?

Be sure to take CPR through the American Heart Association during the summer so that your certification is valid throughout the year.

What's my next step?

Apply for admission to the college.

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Mackenzie Steele

"A few of my favorite parts of joining the FSC Nursing program have been how welcoming every person has been and how hands-on this experience is. Everyone within the program wants you to be successful and is willing to help in any way to make that possible whether it be in study groups, going over skills, or having their office open for any questions or advice. The hands-on experience that you receive while in this program is very valuable. Not only are you practicing within lab, but you get extra time during open labs as well, and once you are in clinical rotations the chance to use the skills learned while having a professional oversee you. They push you out of your comfort zone to try new skills while being supervised to help you be confident with your future."

Questions? Contact

We are dedicated to fostering a supportive and enriching learning environment. If you’re ready to embark on your rewarding journey in nursing education, we invite you to explore the possibility of earning a degree at Florida Southern. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions. They will be happy to guide you through the transfer process.

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