Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

BSN Overview

Offered at our main campus in Tallahassee, Florida, our nationally accredited BSN program provides quality preparation and on-the-job experience. The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a limited access/limited enrollment upper division major comprised of sequential course offerings and elective courses. Students will now be accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Graduates of the BSN program are well-prepared for the national licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN) and have the foundation necessary to pursue higher education. The Traditional BSN program is a 2-year course of study. Students are admitted through a competitive application process to the College of Nursing program after they have completed the nursing prerequisites as well as all Liberal Studies/General Education requirements and a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of courses that fulfill General Education per the FSU catalog OR an Associate of Arts (A.A.) from a Florida public institution.

Fast-Track BSN Program

The Fast-Track BSN program is FOUR consecutive semesters in length (15 months) and provides learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings, including community health agencies, clinics, hospitals, and homes.  Nursing courses include classroom and laboratory activities correlated with supervised clinical practice experiences.  Students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding of professional nursing practice and health care.  Students will develop skills in managing patients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.  The program moves through the continuum of care and the spectrum of complexity in the clinical setting across the life span.

All applicants must meet admission requirements by the end of the spring semester prior to the summer term they intend to apply to be considered for admission. 

Application Dates

Students must have completed an FSU application a minimum of 3 months prior to application periods below. 

  • Fall Admission applications are accepted January 1st through February 1st
  • Spring Admission applications are accepted June 1st through July 1st
  • Summer Admission (Fast Track) applications are accepted September 14th through October 12th

 How to Apply

Florida State University College of Nursing utilizes a holistic admissions process that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement. Community service, essay and interview components are assessed along with grade point average. This approach allows us to use multiple sources of information to get the fullest picture of each applicant’s potential and helps ensure the potential for success both in school and later as a professional. The entire application packet is evaluated by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee which is composed of faculty from the undergraduate program.

Additional Info

Program of Study (Sample)

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

Traditional BSN Prerequisites

Fast Track BSN Prerequisites

BSN Information Packet

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Admissions Statistics Fall 2021

Student Handbook 2022-2023.pdf

Accepted Prerequisites from Other Colleges