Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The RN to BSN allows associate degree registered nurses to advance their education, facilitate entry into graduate nursing programs, and support meeting the Institute for Medicine’s call to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020. At the graduate level, nurses will prepare for advanced clinical positions and for nursing faculty positions, meeting additional needs for nurses in primary care and as nursing program faculty educating new nurses.

RN to BSN Handbook

RN-to-BSN Handbook 2023-2024

To Apply

BSN Application Procedures

RN to BSN Curriculum Guide

Chipola College has been approved by the Florida State Board of Education to offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program, which began in August 2008 as an online RN to BSN program. The BSN program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Florida Board of Nursing (1964), 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252, 850-245-4444.

The RN to BSN online program was originally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2014. The RN to BSN program at Chipola College located in Marianna, FL is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN to BSN program is continuing accreditation through Spring 2027. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at search ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs as of the last accreditation visit in 2019.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The RN to BSN program focuses on development of professional nursing practice, includes content that will broaden and strengthen knowledge and skills and prepares highly-qualified nurses to work in diverse health care settings. The program adheres to all common courses prerequisites, course of study, and clinical requirements for RN to BSN programs in Florida.

Mission Statement

Chipola College Health Sciences Nursing Program provides accessible, affordable, quality health care education to qualified students. 


Chipola College Health Sciences Nursing program utilizes innovative teaching modalities and community partnerships to promote education in the healthcare field.  Faculty promotes quality healthcare education that embraces cultural, ethnic and social diversity.  Empowering the student to provide quality healthcare for individuals, families, and communities. 


Registered nurses will be supported and guided through the development of an advanced professional career. This process will incorporate an active research and analysis that will support their patients, families, groups, and communities. These individuals will be leaders and managers in their communities utilizing current, evidence-based practices to develop processes that are pertinent, relevant, and conducive to the improvement of health care delivery. Also, they will function effectively and in collaboration with inter-professional teams fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision making to achieve quality patient care to diverse populations.