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Below are the step-by-step application processes for the FIU Accelerated Option (AO) BSN program for traditional students seeking a second bachelor's and for foreign educated physicians seeking BSN degrees. Please choose a suitable process and follow the application requirements to apply to the AO BSN track.

Steps for a traditional student seeking a second bachelor's degree

  • Step 1: Meet with an AO Advisor
    • Make an appointment with the AO BSN Advisor or call 305-348-7709 to register to attend an Information Session at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC).
    • Bring copies of all unofficial transcripts (from all schools) to your advisement appointment or the information session. Our advisors will review your transcripts to determine track eligibility and prerequisite completion.
  • Step 2: Complete Prerequisites
    • Prerequisites are listed under the AO BSN Admission Requirements.
    • ALL prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Summer semester to be eligible for admission for the Fall term.
    • Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA for all Nursing prerequisite courses. NO FAILURES (C- or below) are allowed in any one Nursing prerequisite course.
    • NO FAILURES (C- or below) are allowed in the science prerequisites – even if successfully repeated for a passing grade.
  • Step 3: Provide a 3-minute video essay
    As an interview component, students are required to submit a 3-minute video essay which showcases their presentation and creative skills, along with their public speaking. We ask that you answer the following three questions:

    1. Describe what nursing means to you, and why you decided to pursue a career in nursing.
    2. Describe any personal experiences and/or characteristics you have that you think will make you a better nurse.
    3. Upon graduation, how do you see yourself impacting the community and/or the nursing profession?As an interview component, students are required to submit a 3-minute video essay which showcases their presentation and creative skills, along with their public speaking. We ask that you answer the following three questions:

    The video must be uploaded to YouTube under an unlisted privacy setting, and you will provide us the link to your video on your NursingCAS application. Please name your video: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PANTHER ID. Please make sure to dress professionally and appropriately, since these videos are reviewed by our college's faculty members and will be given a presentation score. Make sure to state your name and Panther ID at the beginning of your video for reference.
  • Step 4: Create a NursingCAS Account
    • FIU Nursing uses a fully online platform for all applications through NursingCAS – Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs.
    • Go to nursingcas.liaisoncas.com to create your account in order to submit your application.
  • Step 5: Apply to FIU
    • Complete the online FIU Undergraduate Application for admission to the upcoming Fall semester.
    • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:
           Florida International University
           Office of Undergraduate Admissions
           P.O. Box 659003
           Miami, FL  33265-9003
  • Step 6: Take TEAS Exam
    • The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI is required of all Generic BSN and Accelerated Option BSN applicants. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • TEAS must be taken at any one of the following testing sites (contact directly to schedule):
      1. FIU Testing Center (testing fee applicable)
        • Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL-120 | Ph: 305-348-2840
        • Biscayne Bay Campus, AC 1-160 | Ph: 305-919-5754
      2. Another accredited college or university testing center nationwide
      3. PSI Testing Centers around the country
    • FIU only accepts the TEAS Edition VI. The computer-based exam is standardized, timed, multiple choice and comprised of the following sections: Reading, Mathematics, Sciences and English & Language Usage
    • Schedule to take the test with adequate time to obtain test results prior to the application deadline.
  • Step 7: Submit Application via NursingCAS by Deadline
    • Submit the entire application packet via NursingCAS and pay the appropriate fees. The application cycle runs from April 15 to July 15.
    • Send one (1) copy of each official transcript from every college, university or professional school attended in a sealed envelope to NursingCAS directly.
    • Upload official PDF results of ATI TEAS (Edition VI) test scores to the NursingCAS application. Results can be obtained and downloaded into PDF format from your personal ATI account.
    • Upload Extracurricular Activity Documentation (if applicable). Extracurricular documentation can be provided to support the application. Documents must be on official letterhead from the participatory organization and signed by an organization official. Documents can include proof of volunteering, work experience, leadership activities, licenses and certifications, or community service. If including work experience, please provide employment verification letter from employer.

    Applicants who previously applied but were not accepted to the program must resubmit a new application packet for consideration with the next application cycle.

Steps for a foreign educated physician seeking a BSN degree

  • Step 1: Meet Requirements
    • Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA from previously awarded Doctor of Medicine from an accredited medical school outside of the U.S. shown through the completion of a course by course evaluation obtained through a NACES accredited evaluation company (naces.org).
    • Minimum of 550 on Paper-Based TOEFL exam, or 80 on the Internet-Based Test (TOEFL), or minimum of 6.5 IELTS band score, or completion of ENC 1101 and 1102 from a regionally accredited college or university. *TOEFL Paper-Based Exam is offered at the FIU English Language Institute (eli.fiu.edu).
    • Cannot have obtained an RN license from a previous nursing program!
    • Must apply to FIU Undergraduate Admissions (admissions.fiu.edu) for the FALL term for the Nursing-AO-BSN track AND Nursing CAS, by no later than July 15th.
    • Prerequisite courses must be completed no later than the SUMMER term of the year in which you are applying for AND have been completed within the last 10 years. If older than 10 years, they must be repeated.
    • Provide copy of U.S. permanent residency or citizenship, and valid driver's license. Unfortunately, students with visas, political asylum, or temporary protective status (TPS), are not eligible to apply.

      *These changes are effective as of 2019, and are subject to change at any given time. The combined BSN/MSN track is no longer available.
  • Step 2: Complete Prerequisites
    • Prerequisites Required: HUN 2201 (Principles of Nutrition), DEP 2000 (Human Growth & Development), and any Intro to Statistics course. These course numbers refer to FIU courses, but an equivalent course can be transferred from any regionally accredited college/university to satisfy the requirements. *A passing CLEP exam score can be taken to satisfy the human growth & development prerequisite.
    • ALL prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Summer semester to be eligible for admission for the Fall term.
  • Step 3: Provide a 3-minute video essay
    As an interview component, students are required to submit a 3-minute video essay which showcases their presentation and creative skills, along with their public speaking. We ask that you answer the following three questions:

    1. Describe what nursing means to you, and why you decided to pursue a career in nursing.
    2. Describe any personal experiences and/or characteristics you have that you think will make you a better nurse.
    3. Upon graduation, how do you see yourself impacting the community and/or the nursing profession?As an interview component, students are required to submit a 3-minute video essay which showcases their presentation and creative skills, along with their public speaking. We ask that you answer the following three questions:

    The video must be uploaded to YouTube under an unlisted privacy setting, and you will provide us the link to your video on your NursingCAS application. Please name your video: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PANTHER ID. Please make sure to dress professionally and appropriately, since these videos are reviewed by our college's faculty members and will be given a presentation score. Make sure to state your name and Panther ID at the beginning of your video for reference.
  • Step 4: Create a NursingCAS Account
    • FIU Nursing uses a fully online platform for all applications through NursingCAS – Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs.
    • Go to nursingcas.liaisoncas.com to create your account in order to submit your application.
  • Step 5: Apply to FIU
    • Complete the online FIU Undergraduate Application for admission to the upcoming Fall semester.
    • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:
      • Florida International University
        Office of Undergraduate Admissions
        P.O. Box 659003
        Miami, FL 33265-9003
  • Step 6: Take TEAS Exam
    • The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI is required of all Generic BSN and Accelerated Option BSN applicants. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • TEAS must be taken at any one of the following testing sites (contact directly to schedule):
      1. FIU Testing Center (testing fee applicable)
        • Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL-120 | Ph: 305-348-2840
        • Biscayne Bay Campus, AC 1-160 | Ph: 305-919-5754
      2. Another accredited college or university testing center nationwide
      3. PSI Testing Centers around the country
    • FIU only accepts the TEAS Edition VI. The computer-based exam is standardized, timed, multiple choice and comprised of the following sections: Reading, Mathematics, Sciences and English & Language Usage
    • Schedule to take the test with adequate time to obtain test results prior to the application deadline.
  • Step 7: Submit Application via NursingCAS by Deadline
    • Submit the entire application packet via NursingCAS and pay the appropriate fees. The application cycle runs from April 15 to July 15.
    • Send one (1) copy of each official transcript from every college, university or professional school attended in a sealed envelope to NursingCAS directly.
    • Upload official PDF results of ATI TEAS (Edition VI) test scores to the NursingCAS application. Results can be obtained and downloaded into PDF format from your personal ATI account.
    • Upload Extracurricular Activity Documentation (if applicable). Extracurricular documentation can be provided to support the application. Documents must be on official letterhead from the participatory organization and signed by an organization official. Documents can include proof of volunteering, work experience, leadership activities, licenses and certifications, or community service. If including work experience, please provide employment verification letter from employer.

    Applicants who previously applied but were not accepted to the program must resubmit a new application packet for consideration with the next application cycle.

Contact Us

For assistance or questions regarding our admission and/or application requirements, please contact the FIU Undergraduate Nursing office:

Tel: 305-348-7703