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Nursing—Registered Nursing (R.N.) to B.S.N.

We are excited to share the School of Nursing has moved to the Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie! All classes and nursing skills laboratories will be held at Pruitt as of Fall 2023.

Applications for Summer 2024 are now open and will close on June 1, 2024. Apply Here

Registered Nurses (R.N.s) can expand their knowledge and skills by enrolling in the R.N. to B.S.N. program at the Indian River State College School of Nursing. The R.N. to B.S.N. program is a 121-credit degree that expands the foundation of leadership, evidence-based practice, community, research and theory. The nursing curriculum includes 10 courses with asynchronous online lectures along with clinical learning experiences in three courses. Students who are completing their registered nurse education and current Registered Nurses (R.N.s) are eligible to apply. Start a new chapter of your nursing career and apply to the R.N. to B.S.N. program at IRSC!

Once You Complete the Program

Registered nurses ready for advancement to leadership and management positions complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing for additional training, positioning them for advancement with a highly valued credential.

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Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

Students are accepted into the IRSC R.N. to B.S.N. program each semester.

Admission Requirements:

  • Diploma, A.A.S. Degree or A.S. Degree in Nursing
  • Active, unencumbered, valid Florida R.N. License to be submitted
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of one of the following courses: MGF 1106, MGF 1107, MAC 1105 or STA 2023 with a grade of “C” or higher

To begin the application process:

  1. Read the R.N. to B.S.N. Handbook.
  2. Complete and submit the Health Science Application. ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Apply Here

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-336-6330.

For more information, or to inquire about the application process, call the IRSC School of Nursing at 772-336-6330 or email

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit


The R.N. to B.S.N. program at Indian River State College, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the R.N. to B.S.N. program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information regarding this program. 

Due to Rule 6A-10.024 (16), admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2024 and beyond on the Florida Department of Education rule department. For more information on this rule, visit:


Indian River State College’s R.N. to B.S.N. program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. If you are a student who chooses to reside outside of Florida, Indian River State College cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for employment in your state. Please contact the board of nursing in your state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Table for Nursing

Additional Program Information

Honor Society for Nursing

The Faculty at IRSC have established an Honor Society for Nursing to:

  • Recognize superior achievement;
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities;
  • Foster high professional standards;
  • Encourage creative work; and
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

Those interested in joining, should email

Bachelor of Science

Advance your nursing skills and prepare for leadership positions with the R.N. to B.S.N. Degree. The R.N. to B.S.N. Degree provides you with a highly valued credential that may increase your earning potential and open doors to advancing your career. Nursing courses (NUR) total 31 credits. 

Complete your nursing courses in 14 or 18 months after completion of one semester of pre-requisites. The R.N. to B.S.N. program offers two Guided Pathways. One pathway takes 17 months to complete with one General Education pre-requisite and 14 months of nursing courses (Guided Pathway One). The second pathway takes 21 months to complete and includes 18 months of nursing classes (Guided Pathway Two). For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Student Transfer from Non-Accredited Institutions

Students who are transferring in from a non-accredited institution should meet with an Advisor to evaluate credits eligible for transfer and to create a Guided Pathway.

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