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Accelerated B.S.N.

Attention Applicants

A NursingCAS application is required to be considered for admission to NSU. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1:

Apply to NursingCAS

Step 2:

Apply to NSU

A successful start in nursing begins with our Accelerated B.S.N. located at our Fort Myers campus. This full-time lockstep B.S.N. program seeks students who have an existing bachelor degree and now wish to become a licensed registered nurse (R.N.).

This opportunity will offer the value of graduating with a B.S.N. in four semesters. Graduate prepared nurses have better health outcomes than those patients cared by associate degree-prepared nurses, and workforce watch groups have strongly recommended that B.S.N. prepared R.N.s should constitute at least 80% of the nursing workforce by 2020 (Institute of Medidicen [IOM], 2010, 2011). 

Set yourself on a path for greatness.

Prerequisite Courses

COURSE  SEMESTER HOURS 
Nutrition 3

Advanced natural/physical sciences

  • Anatomy and physiology, at least 8 semester hours with lab
    • 6 semester hours of combined anatomy and physiology with 3 semester hours of biology may be substituted
8
Total Prerequisite Semester Hours 11

General Education Courses

COURSE  SEMESTER HOURS 
Mathematics (MATH 1040 or above and Statistics) 6
Written communication (College-level written composition) 6
Social behavioral sciences (One each of PSYC and Human Growth and Development) 9
Arts & humanities (Any HIST, ARTS, PHIL, HUMN, LITR, THEA, FILM, MUSC, DANC, WRIT or foreign language) 9

Open Electives (health science, business, leadership, research, communications, speech)

12

Natural/physical sciences

  • Chemistry, at least 3 semester hours
  • Microbiology, at least 3 semester hours
6
Total General Education Semester Hours 48

 

Admission to the Accelerated B.S.N. program requires the following:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.75 or higher, both on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of a non-nursing bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutions.
  • Completion of all Accelerated B.S.N. prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Reside within 150 miles from the program campus (Fort Myers).
  • An on campus interview and pre-admission test is required.

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

  • Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

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

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
www.wes.org

Josef Silny and Associates
www.silny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
www.ece.org

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

  • Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete the supplemental 

    NSU Application online.

  • Once all applications and documents have been received the application will be processed and reviewed.

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for Fall admission will be August 1 and for Winter admission the deadline is December 1. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

Fall Curriculum

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NUR 3130 Foundations of Professional Nursing 6
I NUR 3193 Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Interventions 4
I NUR 4020 The Nurse as a Leader and Manager 3
I NUR 3160 Introduction into Professional Nursing 3
II NUR 3180 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing I 6
II NUR 3029 Foundations of Health Assessment 3
II NUR 3032 Foundations of Pathophysiology
3
II NUR 4130
Concepts of Maternal-Child Nursing & Families 5
III NUR 4110 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing II
6
III NUR 4150 Population Health: Promotion, Prevention, and Disease Management 4
III NUR 4250 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing 4
III NUR 4101 Theory/Research Foundations for Professional Nursing 3
IV NUR 4120 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing III 5
IV NUR 4180 Nursing Practicum 6
IV NUR 4172 Nursing in Today's Healthcare Environment 3
TOTAL CREDITS 64

Winter Curriculum

SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDITS
I NUR 3029 Foundations of Health Assessment 3
I NUR 3032 Foundation of Pathophysiology 3
I NUR 3130 Foundations of Professional Nursing 6
I NUR 3160 Introduction into Professional Nursing 3
II NUR 3180 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing I 6
II NUR 4020 The Nurse as a Leader and Manager 3
II NUR 4130 Concepts of Maternal-Child Nursing & Families
5
II NUR 3193
Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Interventions 4
III NUR 4110 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing II
6
III NUR 4150 Population Health: Promotion, Prevention, and Disease Management 4
III NUR 4250 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing 4
III NUR 4101 Theory/Research Foundations for Professional Nursing 3
IV NUR 4120 Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing III 5
IV NUR 4180 Nursing Practicum 6
IV NUR 4172 Nursing in Today's Healthcare Environment 3
TOTAL CREDITS 64

TUITION AND FEES

Florida Resident Tuition
Entire Program Tuition 2020-2021: $24,000.00
One Time NSU Application Fee: $50.00
One Time Seat Deposit: $200.00
HPD General Access Fee (Annually): $145.00
NSU Student Services Fee (Each Semester): $500.00
Registration Fee (Each Semester): $30.00
Nursing Lab Fee (Second Semester Only): $150.00
BSN Licensure Review Testing (Each Semester): $150.50
Extra Fees: See Below
  • One Time NSU Application Fee - $50: This fee is non-refundable and is required with each application.
  • One Time Seat Deposit - $200: This deposit is required to reserve the accepted applicant's place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant's acceptance.
  • Extra Fees: Students will incur additional cost such as: books, uniforms, lab coat, competency exam fees and graduation costs.
  • Background Checks: The college pays for the first background check required for each student. Any additional background checks will be funded by the student
  • All tuition charges and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice.

The first semester's tuition and fees, less than the $200 previously paid (seat deposit), are due upon registration. Tuition and fees for each subsequent semester are due upon registration. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. The financial ability of applicants to complete their education at the college is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class.

The Financial Aid Office is eager to assist you to explore all possible financial aid options.

Each student is required to carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may purchase Student Health Insurance for NSU Students through the University. Students who have adequate personal medical and hospital insurance may waive the health insurance by filling out the Student Health Insurance Waiver.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing
Degree Title Level Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor B.S.N.

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that leads to professional licensure. 

At this time, we cannot confirm that the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida.  Although Florida law (Section 464.008 [1], [c], Florida Statute) indicates that educational requirements are met if the student graduates from an accredited program, students must check with the state in which they are seeking licensure for any additional requirements. 

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, BSN Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.   The program includes 2835 didactic hours and 1325 clinical hours.  Upon completing the BSN program, a student may apply for licensure in Florida or in their home state. 

Students may also apply for a multi-state license if their home state is part of the nurse licensure compact.  The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have a multistate license to practice in their home state and other approved compact states (https://www.nursecompact.com/index.htm).

All 50 states in the United States use the same licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN and all states have the same standard for passing.  The exam is computer adapted and graded a pass/fail.   https://www.nursinglicensure.org/articles/rn-licensing.html

Program meets Educational Requirements Program does not meet educational requirements cannot be confirmed if program meets educational requirements
Florida All States (Except Florida) the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.   

For all students, applicants, or prospective students seeking licensure in any state listed in the “Program Does Not Meet Educational Requirements” or “Cannot Be Confirmed If Program Meets Educational Requirements” columns, please see the chart below detailing these states’ licensing boards and contact information.

State

Licensing board/contact information

Alabama

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-alabama.html#rn

Alaska

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx

Arizona

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arizona.html#rn

Arkansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arkansas.html#rn

California

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-california.html#rn

Colorado

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-colorado.html

Connecticut

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-connecticut.html#rn

Delaware

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-delaware.html#rn

District of Columbia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-dc.html#rn

Georgia                     

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-georgia.html#rn

Hawaii

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-hawaii.html#rn

Idaho

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-idaho.html#rn

Illinois

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-illinois.html#rn

Indiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-indiana.html#rn

Iowa

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-iowa.html

Kansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kansas.html#rn

Kentucky

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kentucky.html#rn

Louisiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-louisiana.html#rn

Maine

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maine.html#rn

Maryland

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maryland.html#rn

Massachusetts

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-massachusetts.html#rn

Minnesota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-minnesota.html#rn

Michigan

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

Mississippi

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-mississippi.html#rn

Missouri

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-missouri.html#rn

Montana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-montana.html#rn

Nebraska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-nebraska.html#rn

Nevada

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

New Hampshire

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-hampshire.html#rn

New Jersey

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-jersey.html#rn

New Mexico

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-mexico.html#rn

New York

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-york.html#rn

North Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-carolina.html#rn

North Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-dakota.html#rn

Ohio

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-ohio.html#rn

Oklahoma

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oklahoma.html#rn

Oregon

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oregon.html#rn

Pennsylvania

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-pennsylvania.html#rn

Rhode Island

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-rhode-island.html

South Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-carolina.html#rn

South Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-dakota.html#rn

Tennessee

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-tennessee.html#rn

Texas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-texas.html#rn

Utah

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-utah.html#rn

Vermont

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-vermont.html#rn

Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-virginia.html#rn

Washington

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-washington.html#rn

West Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-west-virginia.html#rn

Wisconsin

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wisconsin.html#rn

Wyoming

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wyoming.html#rn

American Samoa

www.board-of-nursing.com/american-samoa-board-of-nursing.php

Guam

https://www.registerednursern.com/guam-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-guam-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Northern Mariana Islands

https://nmibon.info/

US Virgin Islands

http://www.board-of-nursing.com/virgin-islands-board-of-nursing.php

To access nurse practice acts and administrative codes by state please visit the National of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN website (NCSBN) https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm

 If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Holland at sholland1@nova.edu.

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