How to Apply - BSN

The College of Nursing at Florida State University utilizes a holistic admissions process that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement. Community engagement and work experience are considered along with the overall grade point average and science prerequisite grade point average to select the most qualified applicants for entry into our program. 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 in both nursing school and later as a professional nurse. The entire application packet is evaluated by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee, which is composed of faculty from the undergraduate program.

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How to Apply - Current FSU Student

Complete the College of Nursing Application

Fall Admission- TBD

Spring Admission- TBD

Summer Admission- Applications are accepted from October 1st through November 21st

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Important Note to All Applicants 

Once you begin the application, you have twenty-four (24) hours to complete it. Duplicate, multiple, or erroneous applications may result in disqualification from the application process. While we review many qualified applicants, all candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admission.

Admission decisions will be made 8-10 weeks after the application deadline.


Students are admitted through a competitive application process to the College of Nursing after they have completed the nursing prerequisites and a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours of courses that fulfill General Education / Graduation Requirements per the FSU catalog OR an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from an accredited Florida public institution.

  • Students must complete all nursing prerequisites by the end of the semester in which they submit their application.
  • Students must complete all general education requirements by the end of the semester in which they submit their application.
  • Students must complete the following graduation requirements by the end of the semester in which they submit their application. Students must choose one of the following options:
    • Option A: 2 state-mandated writing, 1 civic literacy, 1 diversity, and 1 oral communication
    • Option B: 2 state-mandated writing, 1 civic literacy, and 2 diversities
  • Example: If the application is submitted in the Spring for Fall admission, all nursing prerequisites, general education requirements, and the listed graduation requirements must be completed by the end of the Spring semester


Nursing Specific Prerequisites

Course Number Course or FSU Equivalent Credits
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 semester credits
BSC 2010 General Biology for Science Majors 3 semester credits
HUN 1201 Science of Nutrition 3 semester credits
BSC 2085 & Lab Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab     4 semester credits
BSC 2086 & Lab Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab 4 semester credits
MCB 2004 & Lab Microbiology and Lab 4 semester credits
STA2XXX Statistics (Fundamental or Applied) 3 semester credits
FAD3220 Individual & Life Span Development (DEP2004@ other institutions) 3 semester credits
PSY2012 or Sociology General Psychology or Any Sociology 3-6 semester credits
  Total: 30-33 Credits

NOTE: We strongly recommend that applicants complete both psychology and sociology courses.

  • CHM1032 or CHM1033 will be accepted in lieu of CHM1045.
  • AP/AICE/IB credit will be accepted for STA2XXXX and PSY2012. All other nursing prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade.

PDF Version of Prerequisites Available Here

General Education/Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • Quantitative and Logical Thinking – 6 credit hours
  • English Composition – 6 credit hours
  • Social Sciences (3 credits) and History (3 credits) – 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and Cultural Practice (3 credits) and Ethics (3 credits) – 6 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences – 6 credits
  • Additional Approved General Education Hours – 6 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Option A: 2 state-mandated writing (6 credit hours), 1 civic literacy (3 credit hours), 1 diversity (3 credit hours), and 1 oral communication (3 credit hours).
  • Option B: 2 state-mandated writing (6 credit hours), 1 civic literacy (3 credit hours), 2 diversities (6 credit hours).

The following graduation requirements are satisfied through BSN coursework:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Natural Sciences Laboratory
  • Scholarship in Practice
  • Formative Experience
  • Upper Division Writing
  • 1 Diversity
  • 1 Oral Communication

Click Here for the Liberal Studies Curriculum