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.

The College of Nursing recognizes that many colleges and universities are offering the option of S/U grading in place of traditional letter grades (A, B, C, etc) for Spring 2020 semester, in light of changes to course content delivery associated with COVID-19 pandemic. If you intend on applying to the BSN program, we highly encourage you to select the option of letter grades for work completed Spring 2020. Letter grades are encouraged for the following courses:


* CHM 1045 General Chemistry I for Science Majors

* BSC 2010 General Biology for Science Majors

* HUN 1201 Science of Nutrition

* BSC 2085 & Lab Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab

* BSC 2086 & Lab Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

* MCB 2004 & Lab General Microbiology and Lab

If you received an S/U grade for any of the pre-requisite during the Spring 2020 semester, please complete the form below for EVERY pre-requisite and send to 

FSU Nursing S/U Letter Grade Form

If you have additional questions, please contact one of the academic advisors in the College of Nursing.





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.

Click here to apply to the Florida State 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 15th 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 January 22nd (Fall Admission). 

Applications are accepted June 1st through July 1st (Spring Admission). 

 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 (Fall Admission) / May 15th (Spring Admission) 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?  



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 of final grades
•Students are responsible for checking your MyFSU account for updates to your Admissions application. 
Late materials will not be accepted.


 5. Interviews

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.

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 Spring 2021

BSN Program Prerequisites Fall 2021

BSN Program Prerequisites 2022

BSN Program Academic Map

Estimated Cost

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Accepted Prerequisites from other Colleges

Admissions Statistics Fall 2020

Nursing Living Learning Community at Wildwood

College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook

College of Nursing Student Policies


BSN Graduation Spring 2020


For More Detailed Information & To Answer Questions:

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

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