RN-BSN Admission Requirements
The Bachelor's Degree Programs at Palm Beach State College are designed to transfer selected coursework from your existing Associate's Degree. If you do not have an Associate's Degree, you will need to have earned at least 60 hours of credit-level coursework, equivalent to Palm Beach State College's associate's degree. In addition, all students must be college ready.
No college credits? Learn about our associate degrees.
To be eligible for admission to the (RN-BSN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the student must have earned, at a minimum:
- an A.S./A.A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally and NLNAC/ACEN accredited institution
- 2.5 cumulative grade point average
- Current Florida Licensure in Nursing
- Nurses who are graduates of diploma programs are also eligible
Please Note: Students will also have to meet the common prerequisite courses as defined by the State of Florida for the RN-BSN degree.
Steps on How to Apply
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)
You may enroll in a BSN program throughout the school year, at the start of each session. There are 16-week sessions during the fall and spring terms and a 12-week session during the summer term.
Follow these steps to apply to our BSN program:
The BSN program is a Limited Access program, in which both program admission and registration in program classes are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited access status is justified where student demand exceeds available resources (student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities, equipment, or specific accrediting requirements). Limited Access programs have separate admissions processes and selection criteria. Any student meeting minimum program application requirements is encouraged to apply; not all applicants will be accepted.
Step 1 – Applying
- Current Palm Beach State College students (applied/enrolled within the last year) may complete a Program Objective change through their PantherWeb account (through the Advising - change program of study tab). Please allow 48 business hours for processing.
- New and returning students (never attended or have not applied/enrolled within the last year) may complete a college credit application online.
Apply for financial aid (optional) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Step 2 – Activate Your Palm Beach State Email
- Activate your student email account located on the home page of PantherWeb
- All communications, including admissions status, will be sent to your Palm Beach State email
Step 3 – Transcripts
All Limited Access programs require all college transcripts be officially received by Palm Beach State College as part of the stated acceptance criteria. You are encouraged to send in your transcripts early due to the 6-8 week waiting period for transcript evaluation.
- Submit high school and all college transcripts. Florida public high school, college, and/or university transcripts should be sent electronically via the Florida Automated System for Transferring Electronic Records (FASTER). Secure PDF Transcripts should be sent to email@example.com. Please note: The high school transcript may be waived for admissions purposes if a student has earned an Associate, Bachelor, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. However, to verify that Foreign Language was taken in high school, an official high school transcript is required.
- You are responsible for verifying that your transcript(s) have been received by Palm Beach State College: Log onto PantherWeb, click on the Records tab at the top of the page and select Transcripts Received to verify.
- Students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company at www.NACES.org/members.htm or www.aacrao.org.
- Visit the Transcript Request page for additional transcript request information.
Step 4 – Advising
Meet with a Bachelor's Academic Advisor to discuss degree requirements.
BSN Academic Advisor Contact Info
Hilary Ashmen, Bachelor's Academic Advisor
Please note: You are encouraged to meet with a Bachelor's Academic Advisor regarding program requirements. Examples of requirements include, but are not limited to, foreign language and program course requirements.
Have an Admissions Question?
Mrs. Joanette Rodriguez, Admissions Advisor (Bilingual – Spanish)