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Combining innovative technology and hands-on clinical experiences with traditional classroom learning.

Whether you pursue clinical-based practice, teaching, research, or leadership in the healthcare industry, our direct-entry program will help you get there. Florida Southern graduates have risen to the top of the profession, working for the most elite hospitals in the country.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern College will give you the necessary skills to provide the highest quality care. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the biological and behavioral sciences, take courses on nursing management and community health, and travel to foreign countries to understand health, illness, and disease in a global context. Upon graduation, you'll have a broader understanding of the practice, including insights into the social issues affecting patient care and healthcare delivery.

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Direct Entry

Unlike other schools, which make you wait until your junior year before starting your nursing program, you begin taking nursing classes in your first year and attend clinicals and labs in the fall of the second year.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Excellent NCLEX Pass Rates

Florida Southern graduates score well into the 90th percentile for first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate on a five year average.

State of the Art Facilities

Starting with your Nursing Fundamentals class, you'll use high fidelity simulators that can speak, and react physiologically — allowing you to practice complex nursing procedures in a safe, controlled environment.

Extensive Clinical Experience

After you master your skills in the labs, you'll have the chance to intern in diverse settings, ranging from clinics to rehabilitation facilities to some of Florida's busiest and most technologically advanced acute care hospitals.

100% Placement Rate

You'll be highly sought after with a BSN degree and more than 500 hours of clinical and simulation experience. FSC graduates work in esteemed hospitals like Duke Health, Yale New Haven Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health, and more! 

Meet Our Mocs

Claire Winters
Hannah Liebmann
Marissa Michaud
Onosetale Ijewere
Morgan Giberti
Matthew Alibozek
Simulation and Clinical Learning Center

Simulation and Clinical Learning Center

This state-of-the-art facility serves graduate and undergraduate programs within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. It provides a cutting-edge environment where students can develop their clinical skills in a realistic, controlled, and safe setting.
Carrie Ann Hall, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

Carrie Hall

The role of the nurse faculty is to facilitate a rich learning environment that assists future nurses in the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to care for individuals, family, and communities. My teaching philosophy is guided by Benner’s (1984) Novice to Expert Theory and the Transformative Learning Theory (Mezirow, 1999). The combination of these theories recognize the importance of skill mastery combined with the ability to appreciate world beliefs beyond one’s personal experiences.

Clubs And More

You’ll find a chapter of the  Florida Students Nursing Association and Nursing Christian Fellowship (NCR) available for all nursing students to join. Florida Southern also hosts the Upsilon Omega chapter of Sigma (Nursing Honor Society) that upperclassmen are invited to join based academic performance.

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Admission Requirements


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:



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What are the requirements for entry into the BSN program? What are the academic requirements to remain in the nursing program?

The BSN program at FSC is competitive and selects students with the highest academic profiles who we feel will be most successful in our rigorous nursing curriculum. First-year nursing students average a 3.76 high school GPA, 26 ACT, and 1240 SAT. Visit admission requirements for additional details.

An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for progression in the major. Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all required coursework for the nursing major. Standardized testing is used to monitor student progress throughout the program, and students must pass a final exit examination to meet BSN major graduation requirements.

If I didn’t enter Florida Southern College as a nursing student, can I join the program?

Occasionally, there are opportunities for students already enrolled at Florida Southern to apply to the program. They must follow the procedures outlined in the current FSC catalog, part of which requires a written essay and a meeting with the nursing program director during November of their first semester. To be considered, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and completion of prerequisite coursework.

Can I apply to the nursing program if I come in with college credit or an A.A. degree?

Transfer students can apply for limited spaces in Florida Southern College's esteemed direct-entry nursing program. More about nursing transfer opportunities

I was not admitted the direct-entry nursing program. Is there another option for enrollment at FSC?

We strongly encourage you to consider joining the Florida Southern College community with a different intended major. FSC offers other options for students who have an interest in working in the healthcare industry. Graduates of our Exercise Science program are prepared to move on to graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Exercise Physiology or enter directly into the workforce through the strength and conditioning concentration. If you plan to enroll at Florida Southern College, please speak with your Admission Counselor about changing your intended major. Your Admissions Counselor can be reached at the Office of Admissions at 863.274.4131.

Program Contact

Carrie Ann Hall Carrie Ann Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN Program Director

Blanton Nursing