Application Cycles

The program application is available on this web page only during the application window. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline or outside of the application window(s) will not be considered. Any changes to application dates are published on this page.

August 2024 Admission

Applications for fall 2024 will be accepted from January 15, 2024 until 4 p.m. on July 24, 2024.

January 2025 Admission

Applications for spring 2025 will be accepted from August 26, 2024 until 4 p.m. on November 8, 2024.

Note: The application fee, online application, and all supporting documents must be submitted to complete the BSN Application Admission Process. All items can be found in the Application Checklist below.

Application Checklist

  • PHSC general admission application with a $25 non-refundable fee for new students or a PHSC readmission application for returning PHSC students (no additional fee) not enrolled for more than one year.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing application. The BSN application is only available on this webpage during the application cycles.
  • Payment receipt of the separate $25 non-refundable selected admission BSN application fee.
  • Clear, enlarged copy of current driver’s license.
  • Clear, enlarged copy of current Florida Registered Nursing license.
  • BSN Philosophy of Nursing Education and Clinical essay.
    • BSN essay requirement and template are located in the Documents section on this web page
  • Submit official high school transcript with graduation date indicating receipt of a standard high school diploma or an official transcript of GED scores indicating receipt of a high school equivalency diploma, if not already submitted. 
  • Submit official transcripts from each U.S. college and university attended other than PHSC.
  • Associate in Science registered nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution or a registered nursing diploma from a school accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commissions (NLNAC). 
    • Submit official transcript that shows awarded nursing degree/diploma other than PHSC nursing graduates.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • College level math readiness. Student must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Complete MAT 1033, MAT 1100 or higher-level college level math course with a grade of “C” or higher 
    • Current placement test score that verifies student is eligible to register for any area II college level math course
  • College level reading and writing. Student must meet one of the following requirements: 
    • Complete ENC 1101 English Composition I or higher-level course with a grade of “C” or higher
    • Current placement test score that verifies student is eligible to register for ENC 1101

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations -- 7% from 2019-2029.

There are more career options for registered nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in nursing than those without this degree. Gynecological nurse, hospice nurse, pediatric nurse, surgical nurse are some of the most popular jobs for nurses with a BSN.

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS)

Job Potential Earnings

The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330. The median salary for a Nurse Manager/Supervisor was $100,980.

Source: BLS, May 2020

Special Notice

BSN program overview and policies information can be found in the Student Handbook for RN to BSN.