How to Apply - BSN Transfer

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Transferring can be a little confusing. If you have questions, our academic advisors have the answers. They work with students just like yourself every day! They also understand every situation is different. You can contact them at for help on your application process!

If you are a current FSU student, visit our FSU BSN Apply page

How to Apply - Transfer (Non-FSU) Student

1)  Apply to Florida State University

Applicants who have not taken courses at FSU for three (3) consecutive semesters will be required to reapply to the University. New students must apply for general admission to the FSU Undergraduate Admissions office by the dates listed below in addition to applying to the College of Nursing.

You DO NOT have to be accepted to Florida State University to apply to the College of Nursing, but you MUST have submitted your application to the University by the deadline listed below.

  • For Summer Admission- University applications must be submitted by November 21st.

**Please note that only College of Nursing applicants who have completed university and college applications will be considered for admission to the program. This includes submitting all required documentation and fees.**  

2) Complete the College of Nursing Application

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


Summer 2024 Application Preview

Apply to the College of Nursing


Important Note to All Applicants 

Once you begin the application, you have twenty-four hours to complete it. Duplicate, multiple, or erroneous applications may result in disqualification from the application process. Students are responsible for checking their MyFSU account for updates to admissions applications. While we receive many qualified applications, all candidates are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

In addition, all prerequisite courses need a grade of C or better (C- will not be accepted). Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 8 to 10 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

3)  Submit Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent to the FSU Admissions Office
Transcripts must include final grades.


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