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.
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. Learn more about the requirements for this major
Nurses work hand in hand with other health care staff members to produce the best possible patient outcomes. Our labs, set up to simulate a clinical situation, allow you to practice determining the best course of action for the patient and then delegate tasks and communicate accordingly.
Not only do these activities let you demonstrate your skills in a contextual learning environment, but they also foster critical thinking and improved clinical judgment. Because of your extensive hands-on training, you’ll be highly sought after. 100% of our nursing majors are offered a job or are accepted into graduate school.
Applicants for the direct-admit BSN Program should apply for admission to Florida Southern College and select Nursing as their intended major; a separate application is not required but admission is competitive.
The BSN program 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.
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.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Florida Southern graduates score well into the 90th percentile for first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate on a five year average.
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.
Students will complete their clinical experiences at some of the nation's busiest and most technologically advanced hospitals.
A BSN degree coupled with over 500 hours of clinical and simulation experiences make our graduates highly sought after.
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As a student at FSC, I held internships at the 5E Oncology/Hematology department of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where I enhanced my skills in tracheostomy care, chemotherapy, blood products, traumatic / emergent care.
— Hannah LiebmannNurse at Yale New Haven Hospital
In NUR 3540 Community Health Nursing, you'll have the opportunity to apply concepts, theories, and practice from nursing and public health sciences to assess the health and healthcare delivery for culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
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The foundation of my teaching philosophy is the value of human care and respect. I believe that all individuals are inherently worthy of respect, and strive to approach each interaction with students
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.
The Joe K. and Alberta Blanton nursing building is home to some of the world’s most advanced medical-simulation technology. Within our treatment laboratories are high-tech mannequins that can speak, hear, respond and even physiologically reproduce true-to-life scenarios. This advanced simulation technology allows you to master bedside care in a controlled environment.
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Florida Southern College does not accept nor consider transfer students for admission into our BSN Nursing program. Our BSN Nursing program is designed as a direct entry program for first year freshman only, entering FSC directly out of high school, with a sequenced 4 year curriculum. No exceptions are considered and no internal transfer is possible.
To be considered, students must be admitted and enrolled in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in nursing program, achieve academic excellence, and have a demonstrated financial need. Scholarships vary in amount and are renewable for each year of study.
No separate application is required, eligible candidates will be notified in the Admissions process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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