Bachelor of Science

The RN to BSN program provides registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing, or a diploma in nursing from an approved program, the opportunity to advance in their educational and career goals. Upper-level coursework will place emphasis on nursing leadership and strengthen the professional development skills required for delivering evidenced-based care professionally and safely. Classes are online, and are predominantly eight-week fast track courses.


The Associate of Science and Baccalaureate nursing programs at Polk State College at the Lakeland campus located in Lakeland, Florida and the Winter Haven campus located in Winter Haven, Florida are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
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 both the Associate of Science nursing program and the Baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing accreditation.  The next visit for both programs is Fall 2025.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding the programs at