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. The BSN program is a two term admit process which takes place in Fall and Spring of each year. We admit 72 students each Fall and Spring 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 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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.
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 will not be considered for Fall admissions.
University applications received after May 1st will not be considered for Spring admissions.
* 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.
Applications are accepted January 1st through February 1st.
Applications are accepted June 1st through July 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.)
* Transfer students must complete the University admission application by December 1st and the College of Nursing application by February 1st in order to be considered for admission. Failure to follow these steps will result in your application not be considered for admission.
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?
Official transcripts must be sent to the FSU Admissions Office.
•Current FSU students do not have to send transcripts
•Remember send final transcripts of final grades
•Students are responsible for checking your MyFSU account for updates to your Admissions application.
Late materials will not be accepted.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the date and details regarding admission interviews will be published at a later date. All applicants will be notified of the decision via email.
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.