APPLYING TO THE NURSING PROGRAM AT NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a nursing degree can apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program or the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A.B.S.N.) program. 

You’ll find all the steps you need to take to successfully apply to the undergraduate nursing program at NSU below—and if you run into any questions, a dedicated admissions counselor is available to help guide you through the admissions process.

Deadlines for 2021 Entering Class

Aug. 1, 2021

Entry B.S. in Nursing*
Acclerated B.S. in Nursing*
Fall 2021 Semester

Dec. 1, 2021

Entry B.S. in Nursing*
Acclerated B.S. in Nursing*
Winter 2022 Semester

*The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

Entry B.S. in Nursing

If you’re interested in earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), NSU’s Entry B.S. in Nursing program could be a great fit. This program allows you to earn your B.S.N. in two years and three months once you have completed the prerequisite course requirements.

Learn More about the B.S.N. Program

We have lots of clinical hours, so we get to see what nurses do in real life, instead of just reading about it in textbooks.

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These courses must be taken before you can begin the B.S.N. coursework.

  • Nutrition: Three semester hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology: At least eight semester hours with lab
    • Six semester hours of combined anatomy and physiology with three semester hours of biology may be substituted.

These requirements must be fulfilled before you can begin the B.S.N. coursework.

  • Mathematics: Six Semester Hours
    • Algebra for College Students and Applied Statistics
  • Written Communication: Six Semester Hours
    • College-level written composition
  • Social Behavioral Sciences: Six Semester Hours
    • One PSYC and Human Growth and Development
  • Arts and Humanities: Six Semester Hours
    • Any HIST, ARTS, PHIL, HUMN, LITR, THEA, FILM, MUSC, DANC, WRIT or foreign language
  • Natural/Physical Sciences: Six Semester Hours
    • Chemistry: At least three semester hours
    • Microbiology: At least three semester hours
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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Are you ready to make the switch and dive into a nursing career that allows you to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care? If you already have a bachelor’s degree, then Nova Southeastern University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for you. Graduate with a B.S.N. in just four semesters.

Learn More about the A.B.S.N. Program

These courses must be taken before you can begin the A.B.S.N. coursework.

  • Nutrition: Three semester hours
  • Human Growth and Development: Three semester hours
  • Advanced natural/physical sciences: Eight semester hours
    • 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

Admissions Process

Nursing students must submit the NursingCAS application.

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS.

NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs at participating schools. It is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.

Submit Transcripts to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201

Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International Applicants 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.

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.

Complete the Supplemental NSU Application

Once the NursingCAS application is completed, you should complete the supplemental NSU Application online.

Once all applications and documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

The Undergraduate Admissions office is located next to the Welcome Center on the first floor of the William and Norma Horvitz Administration Building, on NSU's Ft. Lauderdale-Davie campus in Davie, Florida. Click here for a map.

Phone: (954) 262-8000 or Toll-Free: 800-338-4723

Fax: (954) 262-3811

If you would like to schedule a visit for your group, please email admissions@nova.edu.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Select Saturdays
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.