Lake-Sumter Community College


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Lake-Sumter State College is pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree has received approval from the State Board of Education on July 17, 2017. Students can start enrolling in the BSN beginning for Fall 2018.

What is the BSN?

The BSN is an advanced credential for nurses seeking to advance their career in today's healthcare systems. Lake-Sumter State College's BSN program is designed for associate degree in nursing (ADN) students or RNs who have passed or are eligible for the NCLEX licensure exam.

"A BSN prepared nurse's knowledge of
evidence-based practice, research, management of care across the continuum, along with healthcare finance and quality is essential in today's complex medical environment."

Abel Biri, President/CEO of
Florida Hospital Waterman

Demand in Central Florida

There is significant unmet demand for nursing positions throughout Central Florida. In addition, nursing jobs are expected to grow by 25% through 2022.

Now is a great time to start or continue your nursing education at Lake Sumter State College!

Next Steps

  • Current LSSC Nursing students can contact an academic advisor for additional information on what course plan will best prepare you to enroll in the BSN program.
  • Current RNs should contact Admissions for information relating to any coursework that can be completed prior to the launch of the BSN in 2018.
  • Future Nursing students should contact Admissions for information on the ADN program through the Pre-Nursing track. ADN students can then continue to the BSN after completion of the ADN.
  • Lake Tech LPN students can transfer credits to the ADN program and are eligble for the BSN program after completion of the ADN. More information on this articulation process is available by contacting Admissions.