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

Through your hands-on, nursing clinical experiences you will learn the realities of working with individuals, families, communities, and other healthcare professions. 

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern College will give you the skills needed to provide the highest quality care in a variety of settings. Students explore the history and theoretical foundations of the nursing profession; gain in-depth knowledge of the biological and behavioral sciences; care for clients across the lifespan; explore health, illness, and disease in a global context.

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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 clinical and labs beginning 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.

Hands-On Experience

Students will complete their clinical experiences at some of the nation's busiest and most technologically advanced hospitals.

High Job Placement Rate

A BSN degree coupled with over 500 hours of clinical and simulation experiences make our graduates highly sought after.

Meet Our Mocs

Claire Winters
Hannah Liebmann
Marissa Michaud
Onosetale Ijewere
Scott Huger

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

Florida Southern College's Nursing major is a direct-entry BSN program that it is only offered as a four-year curriculum. We do not accept transfer students into this program.


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. If ACT or SAT scores are not available, students may take the TEAS exam at home. 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.

Are transfer students eligible to apply?

No. Due to the direct-entry nature of the program, which fills all available slots at the beginning of freshman year there is no opportunity for transfer students in the nursing program.

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

Occasionally, there are opportunities for students who are already enrolled at Florida Southern to apply to the program. They must follow the procedures outlined in the current FSC catalog, part of which require a written essay and a meeting with the nursing program director during the November month 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?

The nursing program curriculum is designed for direct entry, with nursing courses beginning in the first year and continuing sequentially for four years. Students entering Florida Southern with substantial college credits are encouraged to select a minor to enhance their education over the four years.

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.

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Linda Foley Linda Foley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN Program Director

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