Nursing—Registered Nursing (R.N.) to B.S.N. Program - Indian River State College
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Nursing—Registered Nursing (R.N.) to B.S.N.

Applications for the Fall 2021 R.N. to B.S.N. Program will be accepted from April 1 to July 1, 2021.

Registered Nurses (R.N.s) can expand their knowledge and skills by enrolling in the R.N. to B.S.N. Degree program at the Indian River State College School of Nursing. The R.N. to B.S.N. Degree is a 121-credit degree that expands the foundation of leadership, evidence-based practice, community, research and theory. Nursing curriculum includes 10 courses with asynchronous online lectures along with clinical in two courses. A.S.-prepared licensed 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. Degree program at IRSC!

Once You Complete the Program

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

For more information, contact:

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 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
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5
  • Completion of MGF2106, MGF 2107, or MAC1105 with a grade of “C” or higher

R.N. to B.S.N. Application Dates:

Spring 2022 application opens: July 2, 2021
Spring 2022 application closes: September 30, 2021


Begin Application for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For more information, or to inquire about the application process, call the IRSC School of Nursing at 772-462-7570 or send email to


The R.N. to B.S.N. Degree Nursing Program at Indian River State College, Global Campus, 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. nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information regarding this program. 


Indian River State College’s RN-BSN degree is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. If you are a student who may choose 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 the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

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 send email to

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for B.S.N.

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.


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. 

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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