Full-time students (15 credits per semester) can finish the program in two semesters. Part-time students (6 credits per semester) can finish the program in 5 semesters or 18 months.
Please contact Shirley Bazemore for additional information at BSN@lssc.edu .
There is no minimum credit load. The program has the flexibility to be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. However, students should plan ahead and be aware of future course availability by contacting the Nursing Department. Regular academic advising is encouraged to ensure that students stay on track to completion.
Yes. The Capstone course, which is the final practicum experience, includes 90 clinical hours and the Community Health Nursing course includes 45 clinical hours.
The design of the clinical components of this program will allow students to self-schedule their clinical hours in their local communities.
120 total credits are needed to complete the BSN. The RN to BSN curriculum includes 30 hours of baccalaureate level nursing coursework. Depending when and where the student completed the pre-licensure nursing program, most or all of the coursework will articulate to the RN-BSN Program.
Some students may need additional general education credits in order to complete the RN-BSN program and should see an academic advisor as soon as possible for a general education assessment.
Our tuition is one of the lowest of all colleges and universities in the state. The cost of tuition and textbooks for the RN-BSN core courses and electives (30 credits) is less than $4,500.
Tuition is billed per credit hour. Current rates are available here. This does not include additional institutional fees or the cost of textbooks.
ACEN is the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. ACEN accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process intended to enhance quality improvement in nursing education. Accreditation by ACEN signifies that your education at LSSC meets the rigorous standards for competency in the workforce. ACEN accreditation for a new program occurs after that program starts classes. Currently, the program is in candidacy status with ACEN.
There are no limits the number of students admitted in the fall, spring, or summer sessions.
You can apply at any time. News students can start in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
The RN to BSN program has two admissions requirements:
- A current unencumbered FL RN license or be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5