Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)


Lake-Sumter State College will begin offering an RN-BSN program in the 2018-2019 academic year, with courses planned to begin in Fall 2018*.

The BSN is an advanced credential for nurses seeking to advance their career in today's healthcare systems. In fact, due to the growing complexity of healthcare, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that hospitals increase their BSN staff to 80% by the year 2020. 

A BSN prepares nurses to be more competitive in the healthcare field by building on current knowledge gained in the Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ADN).

The RN-BSN program at LSSC is designed for current registered nurses (RN) and students who have completed the Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ADN) and who are eligible for or have current licensure as a (RN).


Lake-Sumter State College Online RN – BSN program offers

  • affordable tuition
  • flexible, fully online curriculum
  • industry-focused faculty
  • a seamless transition from the Associate’s degree program
  • outstanding job placement
  • industry-driven curriculum 

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
  • A valid unencumbered FL RN license (passed NCLEX exam) OR Authorization to Test (ATT) upon admission and pass NCLEX by the end of the first semester in the BSN program).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Frequently asked Questions

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RN-BSN Program Curriculum

BSN Core Curriculum 

NUR 3125     Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
NUR 3169     Evidence and Research in Nursing Practice
NUR 3634C   Community and Public Health Nursing
NUR 3825     Professional Role Transition
NUR 4829     Leadership and Management in Nursing
NUR 4837     Health Care Policy and Economics in Nursing
NUR 4945L   Nursing Capstone

BSN Electives
Select 2 of the following courses:

NUR 3678     Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations
NUR 4286     Gerontological Nursing
NUR 3145     Pharmacology
NUR 3870     Informatics in Healthcare
NUR 4257     Critical Care Nursing
HSC 4404     Medical Disaster Management


Contact us for more information

LSSC Nursing Program
Shirley Bazemore
Phone: 352-536-2121

*Pending SACSCOC approval