Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida College provides a faith-based environment where experienced faculty teach students how to care for individual patients, families, and communities in diverse settings. Graduates leave prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Florida College is the ideal place to begin your nursing career with smaller class sizes, increased opportunities to address individual learning needs, greater access to faculty, and the opportunity to foster strong relationships between classmates.

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Florida College Requirements - Nursing

Required Hours 121
Minor Required? no
Internship Required? yes
Entrance Requirements
  • Freshman applicants: A first-year student who wishes to apply to the BSN program, will have to complete all prerequisite courses and is encouraged to complete all distribution courses for the baccalaureate degree program prior to applying for admission to the upper division BSN program. Freshman applicants must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA in high school and a 3.0 or greater on any college courses taken in high school.
  • Admission to the Program as Junior: Full consideration for admission is assured to applications submitted by February 1 prior to the desired fall semester of entering the nursing program. All nursing applications are subject to review by the Nursing Committee.
  • Junior applicants must have a standing of at least 60 credits, not including PE credits, and a cumulative GPA of 2.7, with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher in all prerequisite courses. Students may not earn a C (2.0) in more than two pre-requisite courses. Preference will be given to students with higher GPAs and students currently attending Florida College. Students must be in good academic standing, not on alert or probation for academic reasons.
  • Proof of the following is required for full acceptance to the nursing program as a junior: current immunizations required, basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification, criminal history information background inquiry check, the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFLiBT) is required for all not-licensed nursing applicants with English as a second language, admission to Florida College, liability and malpractice insurance prior to start of clinical experiences (this is included in nursing program fees).
  • Transfer into the Program: Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the registrar and the director of the program before being considered for admission to the program.
  • The following courses must be current within 10 years of application to the program: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Nutrition, Lifespan Psychology, and Statistics. There are no time limitations for general education and Bible courses.
Sample Classes
  • NUR 3218C Adult Medical Surgical Nursing + Clinical
  • NUR 3286 Gerontology
  • NUR 3535C Mental Health Nursing + Clinical
  • NUR 4165 Scholarly Inquiry: Connecting Research to Practice
  • PHI 3633 Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
  • DEP 2045 Lifespan Psychology

Careers After College

If you’re searching for nursing colleges in Florida, a nursing degree from Florida College opens doors to several career paths, including: