Licensure

Nursing (BSN)

RN Licensure

After graduation students are qualified to apply for licensure by examination with a State Board of Nursing. A letter of completion and official transcript is usually sufficient evidence to apply for licensure by examination in most states. Students are advised to contact the Board of Nursing in the state they intend to take their licensure exam for detailed instructions. Official transcripts may not be available for up to two months after graduation. Faculty recommend students take the NCLEX-RN examination within a few months after graduation.

As part of the licensure application process, arrest and court records of final adjudication for any offense other than a minor traffic violation must be submitted by the applicant to the Florida Board of Nursing for review.

Effective July 1, 2009, Title XXXII Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, requires health care boards or the Department of Health to refuse renewal of a license, certificate or registration or admit a candidate for examination, if the applicant meets certain conditions. Florida Statues: Title XXXII FLS 409; Title XLVI FLS 817 and FLS 893.

BSN - Completion Rates

Entry Point
Number of BSN
students enrolled
Voluntary Attrition
Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
2014 187 14 130
2015 138 9 99
2016
163 20 121
2017 127 6 95
2018
135 8 108
2019 160 3 116
2020 174 44
2021 140
Entry Point 2014 Number of BSN
students enrolled
187
Voluntary Attrition 14 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
130
Entry Point 2015 Number of BSN
students enrolled
138
Voluntary Attrition 9 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
99
Entry Point 2016
Number of BSN
students enrolled
163
Voluntary Attrition 20 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
121
Entry Point 2017 Number of BSN
students enrolled
127
Voluntary Attrition 6 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
95
Entry Point 2018
Number of BSN
students enrolled
135
Voluntary Attrition 8 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
108
Entry Point 2019 Number of BSN
students enrolled
160
Voluntary Attrition 3 Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
116
Entry Point 2020 Number of BSN
students enrolled
174
Voluntary Attrition Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe
44
Entry Point 2021 Number of BSN
students enrolled
140
Voluntary Attrition Number of BSN students
who completed within set timeframe

Overall BSN NCLEX - First Time Pass Rates

Calendar year
Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
Benchmark for
first-time takers
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
2015 149 ≥80% 83.22% (124)
2016
123 ≥80% 84.55% (103)
2017 99 ≥80% 88.88% (88)
2018
96 ≥80% 96.65% (22)
2019 102 ≥80% 86.18%
2020
2021
Calendar year 2015 Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
149
Benchmark for
first-time takers
≥80%
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
83.22% (124)
Calendar year 2016
Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
123
Benchmark for
first-time takers
≥80%
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
84.55% (103)
Calendar year 2017 Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
99
Benchmark for
first-time takers
≥80%
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
88.88% (88)
Calendar year 2018
Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
96
Benchmark for
first-time takers
≥80%
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
96.65% (22)
Calendar year 2019 Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
102
Benchmark for
first-time takers
≥80%
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
86.18%
Calendar year 2020 Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
Benchmark for
first-time takers
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate
Calendar year 2021 Number Graduates
taking NCLEX
Benchmark for
first-time takers
NCSBN First-time
Takers Pass Rate

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