Bachelor’s Degree

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


The RN to BSN allows associate degree registered nurses to advance their education, facilitate entry into graduate nursing programs, and support the growing need for nurses with a baccalaureate degree. At the graduate level, nurses will prepare for advanced clinical positions and for nursing faculty positions, meeting additional needs for nurses in primary care and as nursing program faculty educating new nurses.

This bachelor’s degree program is designed to articulate with State University System of Florida graduate nursing degree programs. Full-time and part-time options are available.

CF’s Nursing program is recognized nationally for quality and affordability. Dedicated advisors are available to help with the admissions process. Your employer’s tuition reimbursement benefit may make this program free.

This is a limited access program with additional requirements beyond the general CF admissions process.

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The baccalaureate program at the College of Central Florida at the Ocala campus located in Ocala, Florida is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate program is continuing accreditation.

BSN courses begin in January, May and August.

Application Deadlines:

  • Dec. 1 for Spring Semester (begins January)
  • April 1 for Summer Semester (begins May)
  • July 15 for Fall Semester (begins August)

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What is RN-BSN?

The RN-BSN program is for nurses who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, have an active, unencumbered Florida RN license or who will earn their active, unencumbered Florida RN license before beginning the second semester of the CF RN-BSN program and who desire to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

How long is the program?

Full time will take three semesters; part time takes four semesters. Individuals interested should contact the RN-BSN nursing advisor for specific details pertaining to you.

What is the cost for an in-state resident?

Approximate cost for the program for an in-state Florida resident is $6,900.

What differentiates the CF program from other RN-BSN programs?

College of Central Florida’s RN-BSN program provides high quality, affordable education, with state of the art, high-fidelity simulation labs. We provide flexible schedules, and take pride in our committed and caring faculty.

Where do I get an application?

All BSN degree seeking students must be students in good standing at the College of Central Florida. The CF application fee is $30. Once a student is ready to apply to the BSN program, they can fill out and print the BSN application for submission.

When is the application deadline?

Applications for the RN-BSN program are accepted throughout the year. Specific deadlines differ based on the semester you wish to begin: Dec. 1 for spring, April 1 for Summer and July 15 for fall.

Is Financial Aid available for the RN – BSN Program?

The RN-BSN program qualifies for financial aid. Please consult Financial Aid to assist with individual eligibility. Log in with your CF I.D. at the MyCF portal or contact for more information.

Do I need to be a licensed Florida RN to be in the program?

Students should have their active, unencumbered Florida RN license already or have recently graduated from an accredited RN program and will earn their active, unencumbered Florida RN license before beginning the Community Health BSN course.

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Course Information

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CF is ranked in the top 1% for affordability across the United States, with low tuition rates and more than $1 million in scholarships awarded every year. More than 87% of students receive financial aid.

Tuition and Fees:

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