Accelerated BSN Programs in Florida

Here are two public universities that you may consider for your second degree BSN education - 

Florida State University

The College of Nursing in FSU offers the Florida State Board of Nursing fully approved Accelerated BSN curriculum. It is also accredited by the CCNE or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. You can be admitted into this program provided that you are highly motivated and have already earned a non-nursing Bachelor's degree. The university asks that you study full-time for a period of 12 months.

Applicants need to forward their application from December 1 through February 1, this is if they want to be admitted to the Fall semester. The university decides who gets admitted six weeks prior to the deadline.

The Accelerated BSN program incorporates traditional BSN coursework with the help of expert faculty and high-tech resources. As a graduate of this program, you become prepared to take on a registered nurse's role just as long as you pass the licensure exam.

University of North Florida

This Florida State Board of Nursing approved and CCNE/NLNAC accredited program has a pass rate of 86.16%. To become eligible, you need to hold at least a baccalaureate degree by the time of your enrollment to the program.

Financial aid is available in the form of student loans and a few scholarships. Students are encouraged to get in touch with the UNF One-Stop-Center.

While the university does not rule against students who are working while studying, it is unlikely that you are going to be able to do this when you take the accelerated BSN. Even if you opt for part-time study, it is still going to be difficult for you to balance these two things unless your employer offers a flexible work schedule. 

Barry University

Barry University


11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161
(800) 756-6000

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University


777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-3000

Florida International University

Florida International University


11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida State University

Florida State University


222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-2525

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University


2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 256-8000

ECPI University - Orlando (Lake Mary)

ECPI University - Orlando (Lake Mary)


660 Century Point, Suite 1050
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(800) 416-3195

University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida


4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

University of Florida

University of Florida


355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-3261

University of Miami

University of Miami


University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-2211

University of North Florida

University of North Florida


1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-1000

University of South Florida - Main Campus

University of South Florida - Main Campus


4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2011