The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed for students who already have an Associate of Science in Nursing (or equivalent) who desire to continue their education at the baccalaureate level. It provides a seamless transition from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree and can prepare students for advancement in the field of nursing.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree must have:
- Earned an AS, AAS, or Diploma in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution (Diploma must equate to an AS in Nursing).
- Earned an overall minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for all higher education classes.
- An unencumbered Registered Nursing license.
- Two letters of recommendation or reference forms (one from a current or prior employer).
Prior to the first practicum or clinical, students must also provide a Health History Form, Documentation of Immunizations, Satisfactory Background and Drug Test (Must receive clearance from clinical agencies), PPD or CXR, and CPR.
1. Get Admitted!
Complete an Application for Admission online. Continuing Daytona State students are still required to submit a new application for the BSN program in order to change levels.
Submit final, official high school or GED® transcript including a graduation date. Students who graduated from a home school program are required to submit a home school affidavit. Submit final, official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. An official transcript is one that arrives in a sealed envelope. Have all official transcripts sent directly to: Daytona State College Admissions Office, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
If you graduated high school or have attended college in another country, please download the information sheet, Evaluating Credentials from Outside the U.S., and follow the instructions. Contact Admissions for more information about your transcript requirements. Please DO NOT submit your original documents to the College.
All documents to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first day of classes for the semester for which residency is sought.
2. Get Financial Aid!
Apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Financial aid is available to students enrolled in an eligible program to assist in meeting educational expenses. Applicants should complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to determine eligibility. Daytona State's school code is 001475. Processing time is 4-6 weeks. More information is available from the Office of Financial Aid Services.
Daytona State College scholarships are also available. Apply online.
3. Get Advised!
Contact Academic Advising at any campus. The Advisor will assist you with choosing your first classes, requirements for program completion, and graduation plans. Take copies of your college / university transcripts. More information is available from the Academic Advising Office. We also recommend that you visit Career Services.
4. Get Oriented!
If you are a new or readmitting Daytona State student, complete the online orientation. It will introduce you to some important information about the College and familiarize you with many important services available to you as a student. You can access the orientation by logging in to the student portal at MYDAYTONASTATE. You can obtain your student ID number and Falconmail address on this page. You will use this information to access the student portal on the Daytona State website.
Your username is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your password is: Dsc (Capital D, lowercase s, lowercase c) + Your birthdate in MMDDYY format + the last five digits of your social security number
Example: Birthdate of January 1, 1990 with a social of 123-45-6789 the password would be Dsc01019056789
We STRONGLY encourage you to change your password upon first successful login to the environment.
If you have forgotten your login information and/or password they can be retrieved and/or reset using the portlets on the login page. Once you are logged in, choose FalconNet and then choose Orientation from the left column.
5. Get Registered!
Sign up for your classes online via your FalconNet Online Services or in person at any campus Falcon Center. You can check course availability online. More information is available from the Registration Office.
6. Get a Receipt!
Pay for your classes either online via your FalconNet Online Services or in person at the Office of Student Accounts at any campus. The Office of Student Accounts offers a number of payment options to assist you to make payments while your financial aid is being processed or if you will not be using financial aid.
REMEMBER – you are not officially registered until you have paid in full.
7. Get an ID Card, Parking Decal and Books!
Get your student ID card and parking decal at the Question and Answer Center on the Daytona Beach Campus or the Falcon Center on any regional campus. You can also get your books in person or online.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404)975-5000, Fax (404)975-5020, www.acenursing.org