Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306

Florida State University is a major public institution in Tallahassee offering both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the State University System of Florida, along with nine other campuses. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and home to several colleges and universities, including FSU. The main campus sits on 1,428 acres of land and was founded in 1851, making it one of the oldest and largest campuses in Florida. FSU is structured into 16 separate colleges and manages over 110 facilities, labs, and centers to offer over 360 programs of study.

The nursing programs available through Florida State University College of Nursing include the BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. The College of Nursing was founded in 1950 and continues to expand their programs offered to students and their connections with local healthcare facilities. Students receive real-life clinical training at various regional healthcare facilities. Students also have access to an advanced simulation center. The traditional BSN program is a two-year program for incoming freshman. There are also paths for those who already have a degree from an accredited university or college. All programs offered through the college are accredited by the CCNE.



Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 110
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 6
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 20

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Florida State University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1.08 miles away
Tallahassee Community College
2.79 miles away
Bainbridge State College
34.65 miles away
Chipola College
60.66 miles away
Valdosta State University
65.98 miles away
Albany State University
78.49 miles away
Darton State College
78.97 miles away
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
84.93 miles away
Gulf Coast State College
87.18 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
103.75 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/21/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading560 to 640
SAT: Math550 to 640
SAT: Writing560 to 640
ACT Composite25 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,220
30k to 48k$12,150
48k to 75k$16,097
75k to 110k$18,922
Over 110k$19,812
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $220.00 $721.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $482.00 $1,114.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered [...]

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a [...]

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited [...]

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
Florida State University
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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