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The nation’s very first Foreign-Educated Physician to Nurse program (FEP) was created by FIU Nursing at the turn of the 21st Century to address the nursing shortage and the need for a more diverse workforce. 

Our award-winning program requalifies doctors educated in other countries who are not practicing medicine in the U.S. to reemerge in our healthcare industry as nurses and nurse practitioners.

These FIU graduates are coveted by healthcare employers for providing patients with a unique “best of both worlds” care approach that comes from marrying their medical diagnostic perspective with holistic, hands-on nursing practice.

  • 50/50

    Ratio of male and female students

  • 92%

    NCLEX first-time pass rate (2017)

  • 40+

    Countries represented in the program

Did You Know?

  • The FEP program received a 2006 Department of Education Recognition as a 21st Century Workforce Solution.
  • Students may receive credit for prior medical experience to accelerate their progression through the program.
  • More than 1,000 FEP graduates work today as nurse professionals in hospitals, clinics, school systems, wound care centers and other medical specialties.

Course & Clinical Work in the FEP

The FEP is a full-time program with didactic and web-enhanced coursework coupled with clinical instruction. It is designed to meet the needs of the working student, with classes taking place in the evenings and most clinical instruction on the weekends.

Only non-practicing doctors who obtained their MD degree from a medical school outside of the U.S. are eligible to apply for the FIU Foreign-Educated Physician to BSN program.