Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Your compassion drives you. As a nurse, you're a source of positive change for patients. Nova Southeastern University Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing's Entry B.S. in Nursing program invites you to embark on a transformative path, where you'll embrace the art of compassion and excel in the science of health care.

To start on your B.S.N. journey, you’ll complete the required 56-57 credits of prerequisites, including courses like human anatomy, chemistry, and microbiology. You'll also take general education classes in math, writing, and humanities. Together, these create a strong foundation for your education, preparing you for success in the B.S.N. program and beyond.

At NSU, our seasoned faculty members have extensive health care experience and are committed to your growth. Excel with personalized attention and support.

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I needed somewhere I felt like I could shine. At NSU, I’m in the right place.

Jovanna Lindsay | B.S.N. Student

Quick Facts

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Tuition
Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.
curriculum
Curriculum
This degree program requires 64 total credits for completion.
Application
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 1 and December 1 for winter admission.
Delivery
Delivery Options
Daytime coursework is available at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Fort Myers or Miami campuses. Nighttime coursework is available at NSU Fort Myers.

 

Prepare to Go Further in Your Nursing Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of R.N.s is projected to grow at a much faster rate than all occupations through 2029 because of increased emphasis on preventive care, increasing rates of health conditions, and demand for health care services from an aging population. This major leads to multiple job opportunities upon graduation and certification.

The competitive nursing field is changing to require the B.S.N. for new nurses, and you’ll become eligible for this degree program after completing the Entry B.S. in Nursing program requirements. Completion of the B.S.N. prepares you for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX) and your initial licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU nursing alumni at health care organizations such as 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

Learn More About Career Preparation

 
 
 

Entry B.S. in Nursing Curriculum

Semester I

Credits

(NUR 3149
Nursing Seminar I
/Credits: 1)
(NUR 3032
Foundations of Pathophysiology
/Credits: 3)
(**NUR 3130
Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
/Credits: 6)
(NUR 3160
Introduction to Professional Nursing
/Credits: 2)
(NUR 3029
Foundations of Health Assessment
/Credits: 3)

Semester II

Credits

(NUR 3159
Nursing Seminar II
/Credits: 1)
(NUR 3161
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
/Credits: 3)
(**NUR 3171
Adult Nursing I
/Credits: 6)
(**NUR 3181
Adult Nursing II
/Credits: 6)

Semester III

Credits

(NUR 3169
Nursing Seminar III
/Credits: 1)
(NUR 4101
Theory and Research Foundations for Professional Nursing
/Credits: 3)
(**NUR 4111
Adult Nursing III
/Credits: 6)
(*NUR 4121
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
/Credits: 3)

Semester IV

Credits

(NUR 3179
Nursing Seminar IV
/Credits: 1)
(NUR 4020
The Nurse as a Leader and Manager
/Credits: 3)
(*NUR 4131
Women's Health and Newborn Nursing
/Credits: 3)
(*NUR 4132
Pediatric Nursing
/Credits: 3)

Semester V

Credits

(NUR 3189
Nursing Seminar V
/Credits: 1)
(*NUR 4152
Population Health Nursing
/Credits: 3)
(***NUR 4180
Nursing Practicum
/Credits: 6)

*1 credit of clinical = 50 clock hours

**2 credits of clinical = 100 clock hours

***3 credits of clinical = 150 clock hours

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 multi-state 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/policy/npa.page

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Timothy O'Connor R.N., Ph.D., L.N.H.A. toconnor@nova.edu.