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Entry B.S. in Nursing Program 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

Do you have most of your prerequisites completed and want to pursue nursing? Then continue your journey for two years and three months to become a highly-qualified nurse with NSU's Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Entry B.S. Nursing Program. You will transition smoothly into the bachelor's program once you have completed the required 39 prerequisite course requirements. 

Choose the Entry B.S.N. Program closest to you:

Later on in the nursing school, you'll have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in various hospitals near each NSU campus.

Prerequisite Courses

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
Total Prerequisite Semester Hours 11

General Education Courses

Mathematics (Algebra for College Students and Applied Statistics) 6
Written communication (College-level written composition) 6
Social behavioral sciences (One PSYC and Human Growth and Development) 6
Arts & Humanities (Any HIST, ARTS, PHIL, HUMN, LITR, THEA, FILM, MUSC, DANC, WRIT or foreign language) 6

Natural/physical sciences

  • Chemistry, at least 3 semester hours
  • Microbiology, at least 3 semester hours
Total General Education Semester Hours 30

Admission to the Entry B.S. in Nursing 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 all Entry B.S. in Nursing prerequisite and general education courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Reside within 150 miles from the program campus.
  • 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. 


Annual Tuition Rates (3 Semesters Fall/Winter/Summer)

Florida Resident Tuition Out of State Tuition
Tuition 2021-2022: $27,700.00 $28,695.00
One Time NSU Application Fee: $50.00 $50.00
One Time Seat Deposit: $200.00 $200.00
HPD General Access Fee (Annually): $145.00 $145.00
NSU Student Services Fee (Each Semester): $500.00 $500.00
Registration Fee (Each Semester): $30.00 $30.00
Nursing Lab Fee (Second Semester Only): $150.00 $150.00
BSN Licensure Review Testing (Each Semester): $86.00 $86.00
Extra Fees: See Below 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 per student any additional background check 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. Applicants should have specific plans for financing 27 months of professional education. This should include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.

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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