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Veterans R.N. to B.S.N.

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Nurses serve the fundamental healthcare needs of all people. As the nursing profession continues to grow in size and scope, employers want to hire nurses with at least a bachelor's degree. The Veterans R.N. to B.S.N. program at Nova Southeastern University offers you a convenient pathway to expand your skillset, enabling you to utilize the leadership skills that you earned in the military.

Adjusting to civilian life is demanding and can understandably be challenging, even for those who have been trained to withstand anything. Each case is different, and some people need more time than others. That is why our Veterans program has been designed to let you complete it at your own pace. We are here to provide you with the guidance you need to make the best decision for you and your family. Our experienced faculty will provide you with the one on one attention you deserve, and can help you complete the program in as few as 3 semesters. 

What you'll study.

The Veterans R.N. to B.S.N. curriculum covers various facets of healthcare, including business, leadership, policy, and community service. NSU's on-site or online courses will build on the experience you’ve acquired as an R.N., helping you grow as a civilian nursing leader and preparing you for the next stage in your career.

As the nursing profession continues to evolve, you will want to become better informed by engaging in new, transformational nursing research that can elevate your practice. Taking time to continue your education will empower you to provide better care now, while opening the door to new, exciting roles in the future.

How you'll learn more.

Online courses and multiple on-site locations provide you with what you need, when and where you need it. Outside of the classroom, you will participate in local opportunities for health promotion and education that make a real difference in the community.

We understand that as one of our nation’s heroes, you deserve nothing less than the best. Dedicated and experienced faculty members make each class meaningful for you. The College of Nursing will provide you with the support you deserve to help you achieve your goals, and we highly encourage you to take advantage of NSU’s veteran support services.

Where it can take you.

A changing healthcare landscape means that opportunities for employment are widespread, both within and beyond traditional nursing settings. As a result, the bachelor’s in nursing is becoming the industry standard. If you choose to continue your nursing education beyond a B.S.N., applying to our R.N. to M.S.N. program will put you on the fast track to obtaining a master's degree. You’ve worked to save lives in uniform, now maximize your potential to save lives in your community. You have our full support!


Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) is $399.00 per semester credit hour.

There are a number of Florida and hospital grants available for the Nursing student. Additionally, student loan interest for nursing students is lower than for students seeking other degrees. The Financial Aid Office is eager to assist you to explore all possible financial aid options.


Annual Rates (3 Semesters Fall/Winter/Summer)
Semester Credit Hour: $417
One Time Application Fee: $50
HPD General Access Fee: $145
NSU Student Service Fee: $1350
Extra Fees: See Below
  • One Time Application Fee - $50 This fee is non-refundable and is required with each application.
  • Health Professions Division General Access Fee - $145 may be required each year.
  • NSU Student Services Fee - $1350 Student Services Fee is required annually. The fee is pro-rated for part-time students. (Split between 3 Semesters Fall/Winter/Summer)
  • Extra Fees - Students will incur additional cost such as; Books, FNSA dues, uniforms, lab coat 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, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. 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 18 months of professional education. This should include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.

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.

Nova Southeastern University prepares nurses to deliver excellence in practice.


  1. Integrate knowledge, theory, and evidence-based research into current nursing practice.
  2. Assume a leadership role as a registered professional nurse in healthcare systems and diverse community settings.
  3. Engage in activities for continued professional growth.


  1. Exhibit leadership that supports healthcare policies and promote safe, quality nursing care within complex health care systems.
  2. Integrate evidence-based practices that support decision-making in the delivery of nursing care.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of patient and family centered nursing care based on nursing theories and evidence-based practice.
  4. Incorporate the concepts derived from liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience.
  5. Incorporate technology and information management to promote a safe practice environment.
  6. Engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve population health while considering fiscal and material resources in the delivery of safe nursing care.
  7. Integrate legal, ethical and professional values within generalist nursing practice.
  8. Collaborate with the inter-professional health community to provide culturally and spiritually competent patient and family centered care in health promotion and disease/injury prevention.

Application Procedures for Veterans

This program is designed for nurses who've already obtained their R.N. license. Students pursuing an R.N. license should apply to the Entry B.S. in Nursing program

R.N. to B.S.N. applicants must have graduated from a college or university that is regionally accredited, and a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN  formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission [NLNAC]) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants who graduated from a diploma program will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Application Procedures

The NSU 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. You can obtain the NursingCAS application

  1. Online at
  2. By calling NursingCas at (617) 612-2880

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and the NSU applications for Fall admission will be August 1st and for Winter admission the deadline is December 1st. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

Visit the undergraduate admissions office pages for deadlines and other requirements

Core B.S.N. Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 3000 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education 3
NUR 3030 Health Assessment 3
NUR 3013 Transition to Professional Nursing 3
NUR 3031 Pathophysiology 3
NUR 4021 Transformational Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 3110 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Students 3
NUR 3020 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3051 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
NUR 4161 Genetic Concepts 2
NUR 4151 Population Health (50 Practicum Hours) 4
NUR 4031 The Business of Health Care in Complex Systems 3
NUR 4171 Nursing and Health Care Trends 3

Total Core B.S.N. Credits: 36

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