Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN-BSN) program was developed for the new or working nurse interested in career advancement. The program offers a flexible schedule for the working adult. It is designed for nurses whose highest academic credential is an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing, and who possess a registered nursing license in their state of residence. It provides a seamless transition from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree and prepares graduates for a broader scope of nursing practice.

Save over 30 percent on the cost of tuition compared to the most price-competitive area BSN program.

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Entrance Requirements

  1. Download and complete an application.
  2. Include the following documents with the College Application:
    • Unencumbered Registered Nursing License from state of residence.
    • Two professional letters of recommendation (one from a current or prior employer).
  3. Submit official copies of all high school, GED®, and higher education transcripts to: Daytona State College, Admissions Office, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
  4. Apply for financial aid if desired.
  5. Requirements for admission to this program include:
    • An earned Associate of Science (AS) or Diploma in Nursing (Diploma must equate to the AS nursing degree).
    • A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
    • Unencumbered Registered Nursing License from state of residence.
    • Two professional letters of recommendation (one from a current or prior employer).
  6. If MAC1105, MGF2106 or ENC1101 are not complete, consult with an admissions advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program are:

  1. Students must successfully complete 120 hours of college-level credit courses in the degree program, including the lower-division associate degree and the 48 hours of BSN program.
  2. Students must successfully complete 36 hours of general education as established by Daytona State College for its Associate of Arts degree program.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all BSN, plus complete each BSN course with a grade of "C" or higher.
  4. Students must have completed the Florida foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor's degree. The requirement may be met by taking two years of the same foreign language in high school or eight credits of the same foreign language in college.
  5. Students must complete 25 percent of the overall degree requirements, 25 percent of program-specific classes and 25 percent of the upper-level program-specific credits at Daytona State College.
  6. Students must meet all other Daytona State graduation policies and deadlines.


Linda Vought, Office Assistant, 386-506-3250,

Amy Szoka, Chair, School of Nursing, 386-506-3720,

Kelly Duffy, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3952,

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404)975-5000, Fax: (404)975-5020,