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Each FIU Undergraduate Nursing program has its own admission requirements and application process. Please review the requirements for your specific BSN program of interest.

The Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Florida International University is a limited-access program with a competitive admissions process based on comprehensive evaluations.

Applications are reviewed once a year to admit students for the Fall semester.

Required Prerequisites Courses

Nursing prerequisites

  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Ethics
  • Any Intro to Statistics
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Nutrition

Science prerequisites

  • Human Anatomy w/lab
  • Human Physiology w/lab
  • Intro to Microbiology w/lab
  • Survey of Chemistry w/lab

Science prerequisites must have been taken within the last 10 years.

We do not accept courses taken through Portage Learning to satisfy the required prerequisites. Courses taken directly with Geneva College are accepted. 

Prerequisite Table

Admission Requirements

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida state college – OR – Completion of FIU’s University Core Curriculum (UCC) (AKA: general education requirements), including Gordon Rule and foreign language requirements.
    • Applicants transferring without an AA degree or from an out-of-state or private college MUST meet the UCC (AKA: general education requirements), must have at least 54 transferable credits, must meet university requirements (i.e. Flent/Flex, Civic Literacy), and must meet nursing prerequisite requirements.
    • Applicants transferring from a Florida state college who completed prerequisite courses are encouraged to obtain the AA degree before transferring credits to FIU.
    • All requirements above must be completed by the end of the spring semester. If any of these courses are not completed by the end of the spring semester, the applicant would not be eligible for that application cycle.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA for all coursework. Cumulative GPA (including dual-enrollment and transfer courses) is a criterion for competitive ranking.
  • Completion of the required prerequisite courses (listed above) and general education requirements (UCC) by the end of the Spring semester to be eligible for Fall admission. Applicants must receive a grade of “C” or better for all nursing prerequisite courses. Students earning a grade of “C minus” or below in any science prerequisite course may repeat that course only once. A student who earns a grade of “C minus” or below in any science pre-requisite course for a second time will be redirected to another major within FIU. Advisement relative to other majors/options will be provided.
  • Successful completion of the ATI TEAS (Edition VI) nursing entrance exam. To be considered a qualified applicant eligible for admission, you must achieve:
    • Minimum 70% comprehensive score AND
    • Minimum 62% science score
  • Applicants must complete a separate NursingCAS application for the Generic BSN Track.

Transfer & International Students

Transfer and international students must meet all FIU Admissions Standards and additional university requirements before proceeding with an application. Visit the FIU Admissions website for details about applying to FIU.

About our Admissions and Program Policies

Florida International University and Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences policies, procedures, requirements and regulations are continually reviewed to serve the needs of the university/college’s publics and to respond to the mandates of the Florida Department of Education, Board of Governors, the Legislature, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. Changes in programs, policies, procedures, requirements, and regulations may be made without notice.

Contact Us

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

Tel: 305-348-7703