Bachelor of Science, Nursing

The Profession

With the high demand for nurses growing each year, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is a pathway to limitless career options and career advancement. Area hospitals are focused on hiring baccalaureate-prepared nurses, and many have set a goal of 80 percent BSN graduates by 2020. The need for registered nurses with BSN and master's degrees in non-clinical jobs also continues to grow.

The Program

Seminole State will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) in Spring 2018. This program is designed for current registered nurses (RN) and students who have completed the Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and who are eligible for licensure as an (RN). This program allows students to continue their studies toward the BSN while working and offers a wide range of opportunities for those who want to begin or advance a career in nursing.

The curriculum builds on the knowledge gained in the ASN, with coursework focused on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Leadership and management
  • Community health
  • Pharmacology
  • Research
  • Patient-centered care of vulnerable populations
  • Health policy

Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State offers a quality education at significantly lower costs than Florida's state universities.
  • Convenience: Our online courses are designed to fit your schedule, and help is available 24/7 through our online learning system.
  • Industry-focused faculty: Our dedicated professors have real-world expertise.
  • Seamless transition: Nursing graduates with an associate degree can easily transfer into our bachelor's program.
  • Job placement: Seminole State's nursing program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation and boasts a near-perfect job-placement rate for its graduates.
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Our program was developed with direct input from Central Florida healthcare partners.

Career Opportunities

Data from EMSI and The Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) document a 22.4 percent increase in the number of jobs for RNs by 2023, with a strong preference for graduates with a BSN. In Central Florida, it is estimated that there will be close to 8,400 openings for RNs prepared at the bachelor's level or higher by 2023.

A bachelor's degree in nursing prepares you for careers such as:

  • Nursing management
  • Clinical specialist
  • Education specialist
  • Infection control
  • Quality management
  • Acute care
  • Health navigation
  • Community health
  • Health coaching
  • Nurse research
  • Health informatics
  • Health insurance professional

The degree also opens doors for graduate nurses to advance on their career pathway to master's and doctorate degrees in nursing if so desired.