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Florida Southern College

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lakeland, FL

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Overview

Florida Southern College / School of Nursing and Health Sciences is located in Lakeland, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing administrative leadership
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse educator
(Post-Master's Certificate) Adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family nurse practitioner
(Post-Master's Certificate) Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
(Post-Master's Certificate) Nurse educator
(Post-Master's Certificate) Family nurse practitioner

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 53

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Family Nurse Practitioner: 660 clinical hours Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 540 clinical hours
Doctoral Degrees Family Nurse Practitioner: 660 clinical hours Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 540 clinical hours
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Students must meet all prerequisite courses and academic standards. The program plan and course requirements for each student is based on a gap analysis consistent with National Organization of Nurse Practitioner FacultiesÔÇÖ Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs standards (https://www.nonpf.org/page/15).

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

81
Applied
72
Accepted
50
Enrolled
89%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Florida RN license, 3 letters of recommendation, professional statement, minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of BSN, BSN earned from a regionally accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program, resume, admission interview
Doctoral Degree Requirements Florida RN license, 3 letters of recommendation, professional statement, BSN and MSN earned from a regionally accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program, cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in graduate level course work, resume, admission interview
Additional Entrance Requirements Florida RN license, 3 letters of recommendation, professional statement, BSN and MSN earned from regionally accredited institutions and CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing programs, resume, admission interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards August 20
Types of financial support available

Student Body

146
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.12%
Black or African American 20.55%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.74%
Unknown 0.68%

Gender

Male (9%)
Female (90%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 1

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health promotion, women's health, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), children's health and learning impacts, primary care
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL  33801
United States
Contact Dr. Linda Comer
Dean
Email: lcomer@flsouthern.edu
Phone: 863-6803951
Fax: 863-6803860

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