Nursing: RN to BSN degree at Eastern Florida State College

The goal of the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Nursing RN to BSN) program is to provide access to a baccalaureate degree that is both affordable and available within the local service area. The program's 100% online coursework makes the program available to any practicing nurse with the required Florida Registered Nursing license and accommodates the varying needs of both traditional full-time students and working adults.

The mission at EFSC's RN to BSN program is to challenge the associate degree nurse to integrate evidence-based practice, cultural awareness and professional leadership in a global healthcare community and to nurture a commitment to lifelong learning.

The RN to BSN Program at Eastern Florida State College (ESFC) is designed for RNs who have already earned their Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing or are in their final semester of such a degree and will have their Florida Registered Nursing License prior to the start of the program. The curriculum and coursework build upon students' fundamental nursing knowledge and skills and allow them the opportunity to expand beyond the clinical aspect of nursing.

The RN to BSN degree is a fully online program designed for current Registered Nurses who meet the admissions criteria and would like to continue their education to the Bachelor's level for the purpose of career advancement and academic growth. This degree also prepares graduates for eventual application to a Master's-level program should they choose to further their academic career.

RN to BSN Application Schedule
Admission Term Application Opens Application Closes RN to BSN Decision Day
Fall 2019 February 25, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 30, 2019
Spring 2020 May 17, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 14, 2019
 
Admissions Criteria & Process
  • Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited institution. Students may be in their graduating semester when applying provided they will have their Florida Registered Nursing license prior to the start of classes.
    • Note: Any General Education courses required by the program may be completed during the program.
  • Active, clear, unencumbered Florida Registered Nursing license (hard copy not required; applicants must enter the license number and expiration date into EFSC's online admissions application). If the student is in the graduating semester of their ADN program they may enter the anticipated NCLEX testing date.
  • Submit all final, official non-EFSC college transcript(s) indicating the coursework taken and the degree(s) awarded by the application deadline.

A $30 application fee is due at the time of application for students who do not have a two-year degree from EFSC. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN program. To apply, visit EFSC's Online Application.

This degree program has approval from the State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

 
 
 
 

Contacts

 
 
 
 

Lesa Denninghoff
Bachelor Degree Advisor
denninghoffl@easternflorida.edu
321-433-7241

Dr. Paulette Howell
Program Director
howellp@easternflorida.edu
321-433-7581