Get a Successful Start in Nursing and Work Toward a Licensed Registered Nurse (R.N.)

Are you ready to make the switch and dive into a nursing career that allows you to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care? If you already have a bachelor’s degree, then Nova Southeastern University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for you. This fast-track nursing program offers you the value of graduating with a B.S.N. in just four semesters, so you can start making an impact even sooner.

At NSU, you’ll learn from expert faculty with years of experience working in a variety of health care settings. You’ll also be exposed to advanced patient-care technology including high-tech simulations that allow you to develop your skills with confidence. That’s in addition to your clinical hours, where you’ll gain hands-on experience working directly with diverse patient populations. NSU is known for graduating extraordinary nurses. With the NSU Edge, you can be among them.

Why Should You Major in Nursing at NSU?

Promote Better Health Outcomes as a Graduate Nurse

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurse employers value graduates of accelerated nursing programs because of the layers of skills and education these graduates bring to the workplace. An accelerated B.S.N. program builds upon the expertise you’ve already learned in your previous bachelor’s program, so that when you’re ready to enter the workforce, you’ve got even more to offer your employer. Additionally, studies have shown that bachelor’s-prepared R.N.’s have better health outcomes than those patients cared for by associate degree-prepared nurses.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

According to a 2019 survey from Medscape, B.S.N.-prepared nurses make an average of $80,000 per year.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU nursing alumni at health care organizations like Lee Health, Naples Community Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Baptist Health SFL, Miami Children's Hospital, Aventura Hospital, Cleveland Clinic FL, Broward Health and Jackson Memorial.* Some of our graduates go on to pursue master’s or doctoral-level nursing degrees at NSU to take their career even further.

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development

Quick Facts

Tuition

Tuition for the 2021-2022 Accelerated Nursing degree is $24,720. View Nursing tuition and fees information.

Curriculum

This degree program is 64 total credits to complete.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for fall admission is August 1st and December 1st for winter admission.

Delivery Options

Coursework is available at NSU's Fort Myers Campus.

Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing Curriculum

Fall

Semester 1
Credits
NUR 3130
Foundations of Professional Nursing (NUR 3130 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 3193
Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Interventions (NUR 3193 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 4020
The Nurse as a Leader and Manager (NUR 4020 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3160
Introduction into Professional Nursing (NUR 3160 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3180
Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing I (NUR 3180 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 3029
Foundations of Health Assessment (NUR 3029 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3032
Foundations of Pathophysiology (NUR 3032 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4130
Concepts of Maternal-Child Nursing & Families (NUR 4130 / Credits: 5 )
5
NUR 4110
Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing II (NUR 4110 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 4150
Population Health: Promotion, Prevention, and Disease Management (NUR 4150 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 4250
Concepts of Mental Health Nursing (NUR 4250 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 4101
Theory/Research Foundations for Professional Nursing (NUR 4101 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4120
Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing III (NUR 4120 / Credits: 5 )
5
NUR 4180
Nursing Practicum (NUR 4180 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 4172
Nursing in Today's Healthcare Environment (NUR 4172 / Credits: 3 )
3

Curriculum

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

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

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.