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Undergraduate Nursing Admissions

Here at Nova Southeastern University we offer a varitey of undergraduate nursing programs for those that are first time freshman to those that are already currently licensed nurses looking to advance there careers. 

Pre-Nursing

The Pre-Nursing program here at NSU is part of the General Studies Program. Select the button below and begin the application process by choosing the term you wish to enter. 

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Entry B.S. in Nursing Program

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 www.nursingcas.org
  2. By calling Nursingcas at (617) 612-2880

The dedaline 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 deadline and other requirements. 

*To apply to the Entry Bachelors of science in Nurisng program you must apply through the centralized application serive NursingCAS

 

Prerequisite Courses

COURSE  SEMESTER HOURS 
Nutrition 3
Mathematics (MATH 1040 or above and Statistics) 6
TOTAL PREREQUISITE SEMESTER HOURS 9

General Education Courses

COURSE  SEMESTER HOURS 
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

  • Anatomy and physiology, at least 6 semester hours with lab
    • 5 semester hours of combined anatomy and physiology with 3 semester hours of biology may be substituted
  • Chemistry, at least 3 semester hours
  • Microbiology, at least 3 semester hours
12
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION SEMESTER HOURS 30

For Entry B.S. in Nursing course descriptions, as well as program goals and outcomes, please see the Undergraduate Student Catalog..

R.N. to B.S.N.

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 www.nursingcas.org
  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 15th. 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.

Credits granted with an R.N. License: 61

General Education Requirements

COURSE CREDITS
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
Mathematics (MATH 1040 or above and Statistics) 6
*Natural/physical sciences (credit with an R.N. License) 6
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION SEMESTER HOURS 30

*An additional 6 credits of prerequisite natural/physical sciences are granted with an R.N. license, in conjunction with the general education credits listed above.

R.N. to M.S.N.

This program is designed for nurses with an R.N. license who want to efficiently obtain . Students pursuing an R.N. license should apply to the Entry B.S. in Nursing program

R.N. to M.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 www.nursingcas.org
  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 15th. 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.

Credits granted with an R.N. License: 61

General Education Requirements

COURSE CREDITS
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
Mathematics (MATH 1040 or above and Statistics) 6
*Natural/physical sciences (credit with an R.N. License) 6
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION SEMESTER HOURS 30

*An additional 6 credits of prerequisite natural/physical sciences are granted with an R.N. license, in conjunction with the general education credits listed above.

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