Nursing, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Nursing and Health Sciences

Campus:Biscayne Bay Campus, Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a limited access program (admitting 100 students each fall) for students who wish to become a registered nurse (RN) and obtain their BSN degree. Nursing is the fastest growing profession in the U.S. This program teaches students using our advanced STAR (Simulation Teaching and Research) Center, interdisciplinary simulation and clinical experiences. Students learn nursing science, nursing skills, cultural sensitivity, and the application of research to provide high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate nursing care to assist multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual patients/clients and specific underserved populations to improve their health, restore health, to live with chronic care conditions, and to rehabilitate disabilities in the acute care and community settings.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer Student with less than 30 credits

You are considered a freshman when you have earned less than 13 college credits since your high school graduation. Credits earned in Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs do not affect your freshman status.

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Student transferring to FIU with 30-59 earned and approved credits

Nursing is a Limited Admissions Major. In addition to the general FIU Requirements, your application must be screened by the College. As the College reviews your application, you will be housed temporarily in Undergraduate Education, pending their decision.

3. Students transferring to FIU with 60 or more earned, approved credits

As a Limited Access and highly competitive major, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences reviews all applications to determine acceptance decisions. If you meet general FIU Admissions criteria for a Transfer Students with 60 credits or more, you will be admitted to FIU and will be housed and advised in the Undergraduate Education’s Exploratory Health Track, pending the College’s decision.

o A minimum lower-division GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Career Opportunities

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Wages & Employment Trends for Registered Nurses :

Florida Median income $60,100
Florida rate of growth +22%
National Median wages $65,500
National Projected growth+19%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.00

Contact Information

Luis Bohorquez
Academic Advisor
305-348-7734
lbohorqu@fiu.edu
http://cnhs.fiu.edu/

John Long
Academic Advisor
305-348-4505
johlong@fiu.edu
http://cnhs.fiu.edu/