Pursue Your Passion in a Rewarding Nursing Career

Your passion lies in caring for others. As a nurse, you can help improve patient lives. Nova Southeastern University’s Entry B.S. in Nursing program offers you the opportunity to advance the science of health care and the art of compassion, while giving you an edge in starting your nursing career.

Earn your B.S.N. by completing the required 41 prerequisites along with your general studies courses. Once completed, you will transition smoothly into the bachelor's program.

NSU is well known for its health care colleges and programs. Here, you will learn from expert faculty with years of experience working in health care settings. They know your name and provide you with individual attention. Human anatomy, chemistry, and microbiology are foundational courses in the Entry B.S. in Nursing program. These courses, in addition to others in math, writing and the humanities, provide you with a well-rounded education that prepares you for the nursing school’s B.S.N. program.

 

Why Should You Major in Nursing at NSU?

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 due to increased emphasis on preventive care, increasing rates of health conditions, and general demand for health care services from an aging population. This is a major that 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.).

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 Entry Nursing degree is $27,700 (Florida Resident) and $28,695 (Out of State). View Nursing tuition and fees information.

Curriculum

This degree program is 82 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 Lauderdale-Davie Campus, Fort Myers Campus or the Miami Campus.

Entry B.S. in Nursing

Curriculum
Credits
NUR 3002
Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing Education (NUR 3002 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3160
Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 3160 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4904
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (NUR 4904 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 3130
Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (NUR 3130 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 3032
Foundations of Pathophysiology (NUR 3032 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3029
Foundations of Health Assessment (NUR 3029 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 3180
Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing I (NUR 3180 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 3191
Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Interventions I (NUR 3191 / Credits: 2 )
2
NUR 3110
Health Care Ethics (NUR 3110 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4110
Primary Concepts of Adult Nursing II (NUR 4110 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 3192
Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Interventions II (NUR 3192 / Credits: 2 )
2
NUR 3021
Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (NUR 3021 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4130
Concepts of Maternal-Child Nursing & Families (NUR 4130 / Credits: 5 )
5
NUR 3050
Research Methodologies and Evidence-Based Practice (NUR 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4160
Genetics for Nursing Practice (NUR 4160 / Credits: 2 )
2
NUR 4250
Concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (NUR 4250 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 4150
Population Health: Promotion, Prevention, and Disease Management (NUR 4150 / Credits: 4 )
4
NUR 4020
The Nurse as a Leader and Manager (NUR 4020 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4030
The Business of Health Care (NUR 4030 / Credits: 3 )
3
NUR 4120
Advanced Concepts of Adult Nursing (NUR 4120 / Credits: 5 )
5
NUR 4180
Nursing Practicum (NUR 4180 / Credits: 6 )
6
NUR 4172
Nursing in Today's Health Care 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.