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Accelerated B.S.N. Tuition and Fees

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 Medicine [IOM], 2010, 2011). 

Set yourself on a path for greatness.

Prerequisite Courses

Nutrition 3

Human Growth and Development


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


Total Prerequisite Semester Hours 14


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 institution.
  • Completion of all Accelerated B.S.N.prerequisite and general education 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.

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

Josef Silny and Associates

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

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. 


Florida Resident Tuition
Entire Program Tuition 2021-2022: $24,720.00
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.

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