About Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree provides registered nurses with academic and workforce pathways to higher-level positions, including entry into leadership and management. A BSN also provides individuals with an academic pathway into master’s and doctoral nursing programs.

The program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who have completed an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). The curriculum complements the coursework and clinical experiences of the ADN, providing a seamless and efficient pathway for BSN students.​

BSN courses are offered online, allowing students to move through the program at a pace determined by the student. Candidates must receive their BSN within four years of beginning the core nursing courses (NURXXXX). Courses are offered through the Division of Healthcare Professions located at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education (GCHE). 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-to-BS degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Program Information

Program Length

30 hours of Nursing core (upper division). Students will have four calendars years after starting the Nursing core curriculum to complete the program.

The Curriculum

The curriculum was designed by nursing faculty and is built on the fundamental knowledge ADN graduates acquired in their generic nursing education. Additionally, the curriculum encompasses the standards found in the Florida Department of Education curriculum frameworks, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards, recommendations found in both the Institute of Medicine’s 2020 document and the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) standards. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume entry level leadership and other higher level positions in professional nursing practice.

Tuition and Fees*

The below chart illustrates approximate program costs. Fees are subject to change due to Legislation actions and/or directives from TCC District Board of Trustees. For more information about tuition and fees, click here.


Cost Per Credit Hour    

Number of Credit Hours    

Total Cost


Lower Division Courses (TCC)    







RN to BSN​

Lower Division Core

Courses (18 Credits)**











Upper Division Courses







Total Cost   120 $12,930.00

*Does not include additional textbook fees​

**The number of lower division courses may vary dependent on student's core completion

Each Nursing Core course is taught online and requires an online fee of $10.00 per credit hour as well as a purchase of Course Connect access code from the TCC Bookstore. The Course Connect access provides the student with a E-textbook as well as access to the course materials, assignments, quizzes, and tests on the Canvas learning management system.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College
  • Have earned a standard high school diploma from an approved high school, or have earned a GED
  • Submit a TCC application and supplemental program application
  • Be a graduate of a nationally-accredited registered nurse program (associate degree or diploma program) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess a current, valid, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the state(s) the student will reside while completing any portion of the coursework
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited college/university

 Click here for a checklist of requirements for applicants to the RN to BSN Program

Steps to Apply

Application Information

This is a limited-access program but is currently not a limited enrollment program. Applicants are accepted based on the admission requirements and deadlines described below. There is no waiting list for this program.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Be prepared to provide proof of your current valid RN license
  2. Apply to TCC for the Bachelors level program in Nursing​


The $10K BSN

$10K BSN Degree

Are you eligible?

All in-state students are opted into the program upon their initial enrollment at TCC. There are no forms or applications to fill out. In order to remain in the program, students must meet the following requirements on a continuing basis:

  • Maintain Florida residency
  • Maintain a minimum of 3.0 each term while enrolled in associate’s and bachelor’s program.
  • Complete the FAFSA each year
  • Be full-time and successfully complete at least 30 credit hours per academic year
  • Be continuously enrolled in an associate’s and bachelor’s degree program at TCC. Students must complete in a maximum of 4 years upon initial enrollment in TCC.
  • Prep and repeat courses, withdrawals, failures or credit hours taken outside the program of study are excluded and are the responsibility of the student
  • Costs associated with special course fees, lab fees, textbooks, or associated costs are excluded and are the responsibility of the student.

At the completion of the BSN degree, the College will determine if the student has met all of the eligibility requirements. If all requirements are met, the student will receive a refund on tuition payments over $10,000, after deducting any financial aid received during their time in the program. Students will not be reimbursed for any of the uncovered costs mentioned above.

For more information, email BSN@tcc.fl.edu or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu or call the Healthcare Professions Division Office at (850) 558-4500.

Did You Know?

TCC’s Online Nursing Degree Program is ranked number one in the nation for affordability. The rankings were recently announced by the Education Reference Desk, a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources. All schools considered for the ranking are regionally or nationally accredited, offer at least one fully online business degree and were collected from official accrediting agency websites. Click here to learn more.