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. 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 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.


1. Apply to Florida State University

Current FSU Students are not required to reapply to FSU. 
Applicants who have not taken courses at FSU for three (3) consecutive semesters will be required to reapply to the University.

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New students must apply for general admission to FSU Undergraduate Admissions office at least two to three months before you plan to apply to the College of Nursing. 

University applications received after December 1st 2019 will not be considered.

* You do not have to be accepted to the University to apply to the College of Nursing at FSU*


2. Apply to the College of Nursing

This application requires a university identification number to apply. All students receive their identification number after applying to the university.

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Applications are accepted January 1st through February 1st. 

 While we receive many qualified applications, all candidates are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 and science GPA of 3.0. In addition, all prerequisite courses need a grade of B- or better (See BSN Program Prerequisite sheet referenced below for further changes.) 


 3. Personal Essay Statement

Upload a typed essay using 12-point font, New Times Roman, and no more than 500-words to the electronic BSN application answering the following questions:

1)     With diverse career opportunities in healthcare, what draws you to the nursing profession? 

2)     When reading the College of Nursing Mission Statement, what resonates with you in regards to meeting your career goals?  



4. Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent to the FSU Admissions Office.
•Current FSU students do not have to send transcripts
•Remember send final transcripts for Fall final grades
•Students are responsible for checking your MyFSU account for updates to your Admissions application. 
Late materials will not be accepted.


 5. Interviews

As part of the BSN application process the College of Nursing will be conducting face to face group interviews on March 6th, 2020. Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program. Candidates will be notified by e-mail on February 28th 2020 of their assigned place/time for the interview. There will not be any exceptions to the interview process (no Skype, phone, etc.).

6. Decisions

Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 6 to 8 weeks.  You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.  


Additional Information


BSN Program Prerequisites 2020

BSN Program Prerequisites 2022

BSN Program Academic Map

Estimated Cost

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Accepted Prerequisites from other Colleges

Admissions Statistics Fall 2019

Nursing Living Learning Community at Wildwood

College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook

College of Nursing Student Policies


For More Detailed Information & To Answer Questions:

Please contact the FSU College of Nursing Office of Student Services.

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