Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Lake Sumter State College is designed for individuals who hold a pre-licensure nursing degree (AS/AA) or diploma from a regionally accredited institution and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or hold an active RN license.

The RN to BSN program focuses on generalist nursing practice in increasingly global, diverse, and continually changing health care systems. The final Capstone course integrates knowledge gained throughout the program in leadership, management, research, ethics, health policy, and population health. Graduates are well-positioned to enter a wider range of nursing careers, enjoy clinical advancement, and to continue on to graduate education.

Admissions Requirements:

  • A current unencumbered FL RN license or be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Program Accreditation


Lake-Sumter State College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lake-Sumter State College.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


The RN to BSN nursing program at Lake-Sumter State College located in Leesburg, Florida, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Rn to BSN nursing program is Initial Accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Student Achievement

RN to BSN Program Completion Rates*

  • 2020-2021:  In progress (Fall 2020: 12 graduates)
  • 2019-2020:  28 graduates     

*Students are part-time and complete the program in 1-2 years. 

Program Manager

Dr. Robin Walter

Robin R. Walter PhD, RN, CNE is the program director for the online RN-BSN program at LSSC. She is a Certified Nurse Educator with teaching experience at all levels of nursing education. She is Quality Matters certified as an online instructor with expertise in curriculum development and transitioning in-seat nursing courses to a variety of online formats.
Her research focuses on social justice in nursing education and practice, and she has presented her theory of Emancipatory Nursing Praxis nationally and internationally. Dr. Walter received her ASN from Harford Community College; her BSN from Towson University; an MS in Nursing/Health Policy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore; and, a PhD in Nursing from Barry University.

Program Contact

Shirley Bazemore Email: