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Bacholor of Science in
Nursing (Direct Entry BSN)

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Nursing combines 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 patients, their families, and other medical professionals as a nurse.

Our Students Excel on the NCLEX

Florida Southern graduates boast a 100% first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate.

Top Reasons to choose Nursing (Direct Entry BSN) at florida southern college

Our Students Excel on the NCLEX

Florida Southern graduates boast a 100% first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate.

CCNE Accredited

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

Start Faster

Unlike other schools, which make you wait until your junior year before starting your nursing program, you begin the nursing program in your first year.

Be Prepared

Graduating from the BSN program prepares you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

Real-World Experience

Complete your clinical experience at some of the nation's busiest, most technologically advanced hospitals.

Cutting-Edge Technology

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

Top Notch BSN Program

Better Outcomes

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.

Selective Program

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.

Employment Outlook

Job outlook for registered nurses growing from 2.8 million jobs in 2015 to 3.3 million in 2023
$64,817
Estimated Salary of Nursing Alumni From This Program

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Hannnah Liebmann
Nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital

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.

Make a Difference Every Day

In NUR 3540 Pediatric Nursing Care, you’ll explore concepts related to the delivery of nursing care and apply principles of growth and development to promote, maintain, and restore health in infants, children, and adolescents.

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Clubs and More

You’ll find a chapter of the Florida Students Nursing Association, which offers opportunities for community service and professional development. We also support the Nursing Christian Fellowship (NCR) and STTI (Nursing Honor Society).

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BS

First-Years

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

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Nina B. Hollis Nursing Scholarships

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.

Various Amounts