Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

More Than a Nurse. A Hero. 

As a nurse, you are often on the front lines of health care—from combating a global pandemic, to providing care for those with chronic conditions, or helping advance medical research and treatments. Nurses make the world a better place. Nova Southeastern University's Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing prepares you to become a confident, capable, and caring nursing professional. 

You’ll also benefit from NSU’s interdisciplinary approach to medical education, which includes collaboration among nursing students and those in other health care-related programs. You’ll thrive as part of a patient’s health care team—delivering the best possible care while setting yourself up for success as a nursing professional.

Make a difference in the world with a nursing degree from NSU.

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With caring faculty and caring students, you can really just change the world.

Raquel Bicknell | Assistant Professor, D.N.P.

Explore NSU's undergraduate, graduate, and leadership development nursing programs.

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Undergraduate Programs

Entry B.S. in Nursing

Embrace the art of compassion and excel in the science of health care.

Discover NSU's Entry B.S. in Nursing

Accelerated B.S.N.

Fast-track your nursing career in five semesters at NSU.

Learn More About the Accelerated B.S.N.

Master's Programs

M.S.N. in Executive Nurse Leadership

Lead Health Care Teams to New Heights

M.S.N. in Executive Nurse Leadership

Empower your nursing leadership journey.

Lead Health Care Teams to New Heights

M.S.N. in Nursing Education

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M.S.N. in Nursing Education

Elevate your nursing career with NSU's traditional M.S.N. Education track.

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M.S.N. in Nursing Informatics

Get the NSU Edge

M.S.N. in Nursing Informatics

Master health care data and prepare for emerging opportunities.

Get the NSU Edge

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Join Us in Transforming Health Care

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Learn, thrive, and lead in just seven semesters.

Join Us in Transforming Health Care

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Family Nurse Practitioner

Elevate Your Career in Seven Semesters

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Family Nurse Practitioner

Deliver top-notch care to patients of all ages, from young children to adults.

Elevate Your Career in Seven Semesters

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health

Earn Your Degree in Seven Semesters

M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health

Become the driving force for positive change in patient care.

Earn Your Degree in Seven Semesters

B.S.N. to D.N.P.

Nurture nurses and become the leader they need.

Accelerate Your Career with NSU's Program

Doctoral Programs

D.N.P. to Ph.D.

Leverage your D.N.P. experience to advance in nursing education.

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Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Create Your Legacy

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Be a visionary leader. Inspire, educate, and shape the future of health care.

Create Your Legacy

Ph.D. in Nursing

Fuel your teaching passion. Earn a Ph.D. with impact from NSU.

Discover Your Specialization

Nurture nurses and become the leader they need.

Accelerate Your Career with NSU's Program
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A.P.R.N. Post-Graduate Certificates

Are you committed to providing excellent patient care?

Your skills and evidence-based perspective will enable you to lead other health care professionals to effect real change that will influence patient outcomes. If you have an accredited M.S.N. Degree, NSU's Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate will take your career to the next level.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation).

Learn From The Best

The difference between an ordinary nursing degree and a higher-value one depends on who you learn from – not just what you learn. Professors with real-world experience provide context and insights for your future career.

A Degree Worth Your While

 

At NSU, you’ll get a high-caliber health care education that sets you apart. You’ll learn how to deliver patient-centered care from experienced practitioners who bring case studies to life. Since 2012, NSU has graduated more than 18,300 health care professionals, including more than 8,100 nurses. There’s a reason the U.S. News & World Report ranked our program among the nation’s best:

 

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  • High-tech simulation labs that immerse you in realistic, clinical situations
  • Clinical experiences in diverse populations

  • Personalized support from expert-level faculty

  • Nationally accredited programs from entry to professional practice to terminal doctoral nursing practice degrees

  • Flexible on-campus and online programs that fit your lifestyle

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One of the most important things I learned as a B.S.N. student was how all the puzzle pieces fit together and understanding the reasoning and evidence that support what we do as nurses every day.

Ann Forgione | B.S.N.

 

Immerse Yourself in High-Tech, High Fidelity Patient Simulation

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NSU is at the Heart of Health Care

We’re facing a growing shortage of nurses as many phase into retirement and as the fight against a global pandemic continues. At NSU Florida, we aren’t just creating nurses, we’re providing students with an edge who can tackle the demands of health care with confidence. 

Whether you’re aspiring to work in health care or looking to elevate your current position, getting a degree in nursing will prepare and position you to make a difference.

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