Florida State University
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 LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students41,362|
|Student to Faculty Ratio22:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1190 to 1330|
|ACT||26 to 30|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$218/credit|
|In State Students||$218/credit|
|Out of State Students||$724/credit|
|In District Students||$482/credit|
|In State Students||$482/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,114/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of Florida State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||8%||$932|
|State Grant & Scholarships||65%||$2,606|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||66%||$4,434|
|Federal Student Loans||35%||$6,726|
$16,450Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,824|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,203|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,305|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,826|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.