Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Veterans’ entry into civilian careers as registered nurses is accelerated through the Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as their previous experience and training in the military is applied toward an advanced academic standing.

Part of the FSU Nursing School’s undergraduate BSN programs, the VBSN program is ideal for those who served as Corpsman in the Navy or Coast Guard, or Medics in the Army or Air Force.

The VBSN track offers instruction designed to capitalize on the training and experience received by these service members. Transfer credit for military occupational specialty training, and verifiable through the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide, may be applied.

Veteran applicants who have served as medics or corpsmen may be admitted into the 3-semester Accelerated BSN program. Veteran applicants without medical experience may be admitted into the traditional 4-semester BSN program.

Additional information is at the Veterans Bachelors of Science in Nursing web page, including program prerequisites, and VBSN FAQ’s.

For further information, please contact the FSU College of Nursing at or (850) 644-3296

Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses and FSU liberal studies requirements prior to beginning the nursing major. The plan to streamline admission and rapidly transition veterans into a high-demand professional specialty will improve employment opportunities for veterans as outlined in the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.