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How to Apply

How to Apply to the Accelerated Option Track

STEP 1 - Meet with A.O. Advisor

  • Make an appointment with the A.O. Advisor, or register to attend an A.O. Information Session by calling 305-348-7709
  • Bring copies of all unofficial transcripts (from all schools) at your advisement appointment or the information session. Our advisors will review your transcripts to determine Track eligibility and prerequisite completion.

STEP 2 - Complete Prerequisites

  • Completion of all Nursing prerequisites with a “C” grade or better.
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Summer semester (and must be taken within the last 10 years).

STEP 3 - Apply to FIU

  • Go to to complete an undergraduate application to FIU for admission to the upcoming FALL semester.
  • Send official transcripts from all schools attended to:
    • Florida International University
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      P.O. Box 659003
      Miami, FL 33265-9003

STEP 4 - Take Nursing Entrance Exam

This exam is required of all applicants to the Generic and Accelerated tracks of the BSN Track at Florida International University. The required exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI. FIU only accepts version VI of this exam.

The Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS VI) can be taken at the FIU Testing Center or a regionally accredited college or university testing center. The exam is also available at PSI Testing Centers. The exam is standardized, timed, multiple choice, computer-based, and comprised of the following:

Content Area

Number of Test Items

Amount of Time Allotted



58 mins



51 mins



66 mins

English & Language Usage


34 mins



209 mins

Click here for FAQ’s for the TEAS exam.
Click here for information on study materials.
Call the Testing Center for an appointment to take the examination, making certain to have adequate time to obtain test results prior to the application deadline:

FIU Testing Center
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL-120 | 305-348-2840
Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1-160 | 305-919-5754

STEP 5 - Apply to A.O. Track

  • Complete the College A.O. Track application
  • Include Supporting Documentation
    • Unofficial Nursing Entrance Exam Scores (TEAS test)
    • One copy of each official transcript from every college, university or professional school attended in a sealed envelope. (Official transcripts should be sent to the student in a sealed envelope and then included in the application packet submitted to Student Services.)

All application materials must be sent in ONE PACKET and must be received by JULY 15 for admission to the Fall semester (December) of the current year. Mail or hand-deliver A.O. BSN application from Step 5 to:

  • Florida International University
    Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Student Services
    Modesto A. Maidique Campus - AHC 3, Rm. 121
    11200 S.W. 8th Street
    Miami, FL, 33199