Entry B.S. Nursing Program

Start Date: August and January

Length: 7 terms

The College of Nursing offers a face-to-face track at the NSU Fort Lauderdale CampusNSU Fort Myers Campus, and NSU Miami Campus

*Beginning April 17, 2015, the Entry B.S. in Nursing Program will be participating in the centralized application service NursingCAS.

  • A minimum of 39 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of specific undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Nursing Interview*

*Upon completion of your file, a review will be made to determine if you will be granted an interview. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify selected candidates of the date and time of the interview. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. For those selected, a standardized entrance examination will take place the day of the interview. 

Application Procedures Winter 2016 Entering Classes

Beginning April 17, 2015, the Entry B.S.N. program will be participating in the centralized application service NursingCAS.

Step 1 The NursingCAS application information may be obtained

Step 2 Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

All official college transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Step 3 Once the NursingCAS application is completed, applicant will need to complete an NSU application, which is online. 

Step 4 If selected, attend on-campus interview and complete the standardized entrance examination.

See additional international students’ admission requirements.

  • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be May 15 for the Fall admission. The NSU Application for the Fall admission must be completed no later than June 1.
  • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be October 15 for the Winter admission. The NSU Application for the Winter admission must be completed no later than November 1.

RN-B.S.N.

Start Date: August and January

Length: May be completed in 4 terms

The College of Nursing offers combination face-to-face and online tracks at the NSU Fort Lauderdale CampusNSU Fort Myers CampusNSU Miami Campus and NSU Orlando Campus.

  • A current, active, unencumbered United States R.N. license (Students residing in the state of Florida must hold an active, unencumbered Florida nursing license).
  • Overall GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have completed the 36 semester hours of undergraduate general education courses (from a regionally accredited college or university) and received a grade of C (2.0) or higher (Please note that courses beginning with 00 are not considered college level).
  • Must have graduated from a college or university that is regionally accredited and a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants who graduated from a diploma program will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Application Procedures Winter 2016 Entering Classes

Beginning August 14, 2015, the R.N. to B.S.N. program will be participating in the centralized application service NursingCAS.

Step 1 The NursingCAS application information may be obtained

Step 2 Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

All official college transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Step 3 Once the NursingCAS application is completed, applicant will need to complete an NSU application, which is online. 

  • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be July 15 for the Fall admission.  NSU Application for the Fall admission must be completed no later than August 1.
  • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be November 15 for the Winter admission. The NSU Application for the Winter admission must be completed no later than November 30.

RN-M.S.N.

Start Date: August and January

Length: May be completed in 9 terms

The College of Nursing offers combination face-to-face and online tracks at the NSU Fort Lauderdale CampusNSU Fort Myers CampusNSU Miami Campus and NSU Orlando Campus

  • A current, active, unencumbered United States R.N. license (Students residing in the state of Florida must hold an active, unencumbered Florida nursing license).
  • Overall GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have completed the 36 semester hours of undergraduate general education courses (from a regionally accredited college or university) and received a grade of C (2.0) or higher (Please note that courses beginning with 00 are not considered college level).
  • Must have graduated from a college or university that is regionally accredited and a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants who graduated from a diploma program will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  • All general education requirements must be successfully completed by the end of the first semester.
  • Three years active current R.N. clinical experience is required.
  • The student must have strong writing skills, mastering scholarly writing using American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition format and recommended by the course instructors in the first semester.
  • If eligible and all requirements are met, you will complete three terms of B.S.N. coursework.
  • At the end of courses NUR 3000, NUR 3030, or NUR3013, the course instructors will send an email to the B.S.N. Program Director validating scholarly writing and APA. The email documentation will be placed in the student file. If the student has not mastered scholarly writing and the use of APA in NUR 3000 and NR 3013, the student will not be eligible to move forward as an R.N. to M.S.N. student and will be changed back to the R.N. to B.S.N. program by the Program Director. 
  • *All R.N. to M.S.N. students will be required to meet with the program director at the end of the first semester to complete an assessment of their academic status and determine eligibility for progression to either the R.N. to M.S.N. or R.N. to B.S.N. program.

*Students who select the A.P.R.N. track must complete an NSU application to the A.P.R.N. program. Admission to the A.P.R.N. program is based on a case by case review of the above information and is not guaranteed. The A.P.R.N. program is based at NSUs Palm Beach Campus. 

Application Procedures Winter 2016 Entering Classes

Beginning August 14, 2015, the R.N. to M.S.N. program will be participating in the centralized application service NursingCAS.

Step 1 The NursingCAS application information may be obtained

Step 2 Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

All official college transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Step 3 Once the NursingCAS application is completed, applicant will need to complete an NSU application, which is online. 

    • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be July 15 for the Fall admission.  NSU Application for the Fall admission must be completed no later than August 1.
    • The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be November 15 for the Winter admission. The NSU Application for the Winter admission must be completed no later than November 30.