Work Towards Becoming an RN with our Nursing Degree Program

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Get your BSN Degree While Working Towards Becoming a Registered Nurse

Why Nursing? Why become an RN?

  • Gain an understanding of how to clearly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Put your nurturing nature to work by developing trust with patients and their families.
  • Compassion and determination make you an advocate for your patients.
  • Develop critical thinking skills that are essential to assess and deliver patient care.

How long does it take to become an RN?

  • Our program is four continuous semesters long rather than the traditional five semesters like most institution's nursing programs.
  • After you complete our program, you are prepared to take the RN licensure examination. (NCLEX-RN)
  • Our program is fast-paced and can get you from educated to employed in no time!
  • See our BS in Nursing degree sequence to follow your path to graduation.

Why Choose Hodges' nursing school?

  • Our program is an ACEN Accredited Program
  • Our Accelerated BSN program is a 16-month program with no breaks. It follows the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education to get you through the program faster and on the job.
  • Your nursing classes are on-campus and offered on nights and weekends.
  • Our advanced nursing simulation lab gives you hands-on nursing care experiences.
  • Learn from top professional nurses in the field.
  • Our campus is located in the center of Fort Myers, Florida, in the heart of Southwest Florida.

The Thelma Hodges Nursing Program Mission and Vision

Mission Statement
The BSN Program at Hodges University develops knowledgeable, caring, and principled nurses with a commitment to excellence.

Vision Statement
The BSN program at Hodges University will be recognized for excellence in nursing education and nurse placement as it broadens its relationships with healthcare providers across the five-county region.

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How Do I Enroll in the BSN Program?

Students must first have completed several prerequisite courses before applying to the limited-enrollment BSN Program. These courses may be completed at Hodges University or another institution. They may also have been completed as part of a student's prior education. They can be completed individually or as a part of an AA in Health Sciences. Please note, having completed the AA in Health Sciences program at Hodges University makes you an excellent candidate for the BSN program. That being said, it does not guarantee you will be accepted.

For detailed Program information, click here to review the BSN Program Fact Sheet .

The first step is to apply to Hodges University by clicking the button below.

The next step is to complete the BSN Application

Then submit your official transcripts by mail to 4501 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33966, or submit online.

Finally, take your TEAS Exam and submit your official TEAS scores to Florence Bijou,

Admission to the Program is based on academic performance, TEAS score, and completion of all other requirements. Students are notified in writing of their admission status, by the Director of Nursing after all applications have been reviewed.

Join the Trusted Field of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Join The Best! Get your BSN Degree at Hodges U.

Are you aware that many hospitals are looking for RNs with a BSN ? With your Bachelor’s in Nursing from Hodges U, you’ll stay ahead of the competition in public health.

As a nurse, you can enjoy a rewarding career helping others and it pays well too. Many nurses love the flexible schedule, allowing them to work and raise their family. As a critical part of the healthcare team, you will balance the medical needs of the patient with recommended treatments. You will learn to provide top-notch care to patients, becoming a life saver just many other nurses.

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Nursing Accreditation Details

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Hodges University located in Fort Myers, Florida is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program by clicking here.

Do you have any concerns, grievances, questions, or complaints? Please submit to Hodges University by emailing us for assistance at

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Nursing Admission Requirements

Hodges University BSN Admissions Process and Requirements

We are excited that you are interested in pursuing Hodges University’s BSN program!

Our nursing degree program is a full-time, four-semester accelerated, pre-licensure program for those determined to become a nurse in the fastest way possible. Please get your application in early, admissions for the nursing program is exclusive and competitive.

  • You must be admitted to Hodges University in order to submit a secondary application to the BSN Program.
  • A 2.75 GPA in all prerequisite courses is required for the BSN Program.
  • Grades of C or higher in all prerequisite courses are required.
  • Applicants must complete Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with Labs prior to submitting a secondary application.
  • A competitive score on the Test of Essential Academic Success (TEAS) Exam . The TEAS Exam can be taken at any location and can only be taken twice in a calendar year with 30 days in between attempts. Registering for the TEAS Exam must be completed at
  • Applicants must take all sections of the ATI TEAS and provide scores for all four sections by submitting the form titled, “Individual Performance Profile,” with scores calculated for BSN program applicants. Official scores are to be sent to Florence Bijou,

TEAS Testing Dates

  • 1/20/2023 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 1/27/2023 12 PM - 4 PM
  • 2/3/2023 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 2/10/2023 12 PM - 4 PM
  • 2/17/2023 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 2/24/2023 12 PM - 4 PM
  • 3/3/2023 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 3/10/2023 12 PM - 4 PM
  • 3/17/2023 9 AM - 1 PM

BSN Admissions Procedures

Applications are now open for the next cohort.

Step 1: Complete a Hodges University Application

Step 2: Complete the BSN Application

Step 3: Submit your official transcripts by mail to 4501 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33966, or submit online.

Step 4: Submit official TEAS scores to Florence Bijou,

Students are notified in writing of their admission status, by the Director of Nursing after all applications have been reviewed.

*You do not need to complete the BSN application for the AA in Health Sciences program.*

Need More Information?

You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To talk with an admissions advisor call us at 1-800-466-8017, email or visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your Admissions Coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the applications, obtain necessary transcripts, and schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Advisor and refer you to your Student Success Representative to develop your class schedule.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

Now Taking Applications!

Decisions regarding acceptance will be made approximately six weeks after the application deadline.

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