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Pursue Your Passion in a Rewarding Nursing Career

Your passion lies in caring for others. As a nurse, you can help improve patient lives. Nova Southeastern University’s Entry B.S. in Nursing program offers you the opportunity to advance the science of health care and the art of compassion, while giving you an edge in starting your nursing career.

Earn your B.S.N. by completing the required 39-41 prerequisites along with your general studies courses. Once completed, you will transition smoothly into the bachelor's program.

NSU is well known for its health care colleges and programs. Here, you will learn from expert faculty with years of experience working in health care settings. They know your name and provide you with individual attention. Human anatomy, chemistry, and microbiology are foundational courses in the Entry B.S. in Nursing program. These courses, in addition to others in math, writing and the humanities, provide you with a well-rounded education that prepares you for the nursing school’s B.S.N. program.

Why Should You Major in Nursing at NSU?

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Scholarship opportunities funded by hospital partners, state assistance, and alumni available to decrease your tuition costs

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Completion of the B.S.N. prepares you for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX) and your initial licensure as a Registered Nurse (R.N.)

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Become a highly-qualified nurse in less than two years after completing your prerequisites for the program

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Study at one of three locations across Florida: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fort Myers or Miami

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Faculty experiences cover a variety of health care settings, and an interdisciplinary perspective will help increase your versatility

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Prepare to Go Further in Your Nursing Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of R.N.’s is projected to grow at a much faster rate than all occupations through 2029 due to increased emphasis on preventive care, increasing rates of health conditions, and general demand for health care services from an aging population. This is a major that leads to multiple job opportunities upon graduation and certification.

The competitive nursing field is changing to require the B.S.N. for new nurses, and you’ll become eligible for this degree program after completing the Entry B.S. in Nursing program requirements. Completion of the B.S.N. prepares you for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX) and your initial licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

Learn more about Career Preparation

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Average Starting Salary

According to Nurse.org, starting salaries for B.S.N.-prepared nurses range from $52,000 and $64,000 per year.

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Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU nursing alumni at health care organizations like Lee Health, Naples Community Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Baptist Health SFL, Miami Children's Hospital, Aventura Hospital, Cleveland Clinic FL, Broward Health and Jackson Memorial.* Some of our graduates go on to pursue master’s or doctoral-level nursing degrees at NSU to take their career even further.

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development

Quick Facts

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Tuition

Tuition for the 2023 - 2024 Entry B.S. in Nursing degree is $35,880.00 annually.View Nursing tuition and fees information.

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Curriculum

This degree program is 64total credits to complete.

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Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for fall admission is August 1and December 1for winter admission.

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Delivery Options

Coursework is available at NSU's Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus, Fort Myers Campus or the Miami Campus.

Entry B.S. in Nursing Curriculum

Semester I

Credits

NUR 3099

Nursing Seminar (NUR 3099 / Credits: 1 )

1

NUR 3032

Foundations of Pathophysiology (NUR 3032 / Credits: 3 )

3

**NUR 3130

Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (**NUR 3130 / Credits: 6 )

6

NUR 3160

Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 3160 / Credits: 2 )

2

NUR 3029

Foundations of Health Assessment (NUR 3029 / Credits: 3 )

3

Semester II

Credits

NUR 3099

Nursing Seminar (NUR 3099 / Credits: 1 )

1

NUR 3161

Fundamentals of Pharmacology (NUR 3161 / Credits: 3 )

3

**NUR 3171

Adult Nursing I (**NUR 3171 / Credits: 6 )

6

**NUR 3181

Adult Nursing II (**NUR 3181 / Credits: 6 )

6

Semester III

Credits

NUR 3099

Nursing Seminar (NUR 3099 / Credits: 1 )

1

NUR 4101

Theory and Research Foundations for Professional Nursing (NUR 4101 / Credits: 3 )

3

**NUR 4111

Adult Nursing III (**NUR 4111 / Credits: 6 )

6

*NUR 4121

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (*NUR 4121 / Credits: 3 )

3

Semester IV

Credits

NUR 3099

Nursing Seminar (NUR 3099 / Credits: 1 )

1

NUR 4020

The Nurse as a Leader and Manger (NUR 4020 / Credits: 3 )

3

*NUR 4131

Women's Health and Newborn Nursing (*NUR 4131 / Credits: 3 )

3

*NUR 4132

Pediatric Nursing (*NUR 4132 / Credits: 3 )

3

Semester V

Credits

NUR 3099

Nursing Seminar (NUR 3099 / Credits: 1 )

1

*NUR 4152

Population Health Nursing (*NUR 4152 / Credits: 3 )

3

***NUR 4180

Nursing Practicum (***NUR 4180 / Credits: 6 )

6

*1 credit of clinical = 50 clock hours

**2 credits of clinical = 100 clock hours

***3 credits of clinical = 150 clock hours

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

DEGREE TITLE

LEVEL

DEGREE

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor

B.S.N.

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that leads to professional licensure.

At this time, we cannot confirm that the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Although Florida law (Section 464.008 [1], [c], Florida Statute) indicates that educational requirements are met if the student graduates from an accredited program, students must check with the state in which they are seeking licensure for any additional requirements.

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, BSN Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The program includes 2835 didactic hours and 1325 clinical hours. Upon completing the BSN program, a student may apply for licensure in Florida or in their home state.

Students may also apply for a multi-state license if their home state is part of the nurse licensure compact. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have a multistate license to practice in their home state and other approved compact states (https://www.nursecompact.com/index.htm).

All 50 states in the United States use the same licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN and all states have the same standard for passing. The exam is computer adapted and graded a pass/fail.https://www.nursinglicensure.org/articles/rn-licensing.html.

PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CANNOT BE CONFIRMED IF PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Florida

All States (Except Florida) the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

For all students, applicants, or prospective students seeking licensure in any state listed in the “Program Does Not Meet Educational Requirements” or “Cannot Be Confirmed If Program Meets Educational Requirements” columns, please see the chart below detailing these states’ licensing boards and contact information.


STATE

LICENSING BOARD/CONTACT INFORMATION

Alabama

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-alabama.html#rn

Alaska

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx

Arizona

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arizona.html#rn

Arkansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arkansas.html#rn

California

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-california.html#rn

Colorado

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-colorado.html

Connecticut

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-connecticut.html#rn

Delaware

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-delaware.html#rn

District of Columbia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-dc.html#rn

Georgia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-georgia.html#rn

Hawaii

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-hawaii.html#rn

Idaho

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-idaho.html#rn

Illinois

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-illinois.html#rn

Indiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-indiana.html#rn

Iowa

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-iowa.html

Kansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kansas.html#rn

Kentucky

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kentucky.html#rn

Louisiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-louisiana.html#rn

Maine

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maine.html#rn

Maryland

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maryland.html#rn

Massachusetts

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-massachusetts.html#rn

Minnesota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-minnesota.html#rn

Michigan

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

Mississippi

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-mississippi.html#rn

Missouri

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-missouri.html#rn

Montana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-montana.html#rn

Nebraska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-nebraska.html#rn

Nevada

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

New Hampshire

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-hampshire.html#rn

New Jersey

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-jersey.html#rn

New Mexico

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-mexico.html#rn

New York

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-york.html#rn

North Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-carolina.html#rn

North Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-dakota.html#rn

Ohio

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-ohio.html#rn

Oklahoma

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oklahoma.html#rn

Oregon

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oregon.html#rn

Pennsylvania

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-pennsylvania.html#rn

Rhode Island

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-rhode-island.html

South Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-carolina.html#rn

South Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-dakota.html#rn

Tennessee

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-tennessee.html#rn

Texas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-texas.html#rn

Utah

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-utah.html#rn

Vermont

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-vermont.html#rn

Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-virginia.html#rn

Washington

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-washington.html#rn

West Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-west-virginia.html#rn

Wisconsin

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wisconsin.html#rn

Wyoming

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wyoming.html#rn

American Samoa

www.board-of-nursing.com/american-samoa-board-of-nursing.php

Guam

https://www.registerednursern.com/guam-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-guam-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Northern Mariana Islands

https://nmibon.info/

US Virgin Islands

http://www.board-of-nursing.com/virgin-islands-board-of-nursing.php

To access nurse practice acts and administrative codes by state please visit the National of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN website (NCSBN)https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Timothy O'Connor R.N., Ph.D., L.N.H.A. toconnor@nova.edu.

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FAQs

Entry B.S. in Nursing | Nova Southeastern University? ›

While most nursing schools set their minimum GPA requirements at 3.0, there are accelerated nursing programs out there that accept students with 2.7 and 2.8 GPAs. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean you'd receive a lesser nursing education with these programs.

Can I get into nursing school with a 2.8 GPA? ›

While most nursing schools set their minimum GPA requirements at 3.0, there are accelerated nursing programs out there that accept students with 2.7 and 2.8 GPAs. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean you'd receive a lesser nursing education with these programs.

What GPA do you need to get into Nova Southeastern University nursing? ›

Entry B.S.

Receive a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.75 or higher, both on a 4.0 scale.

Does Southeastern University have a good nursing program? ›

Southeastern's School of Nursing is recognized as a leader in the preparation of nurses. We offer undergraduate (BSN) and graduate degrees (MSN) , including a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program.

What is the lowest grade to get into nursing school? ›

Yes, it is possible to get into a nursing program with a 2.5 GPA. Many programs accept students with a lower GPA. It may take some extra work from you, though, especially if you are applying to a school that typically requires a higher GPA.

Can I get into NP school with a 2.5 GPA? ›

requires that you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in your undergraduate coursework. There is, however, a bit of a caveat to this, if you have not received a 3.2 or higher GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or your cumulative GPA was lower than 3.2, you will be required to take the GRE exam.

Is a 3.3 GPA good to get into nursing school? ›

GPA requirements vary from school to school, and some early admission nursing programs require an even higher GPA of at least 3.8 or higher (weighted or unweighted). In general, you can expect that any highly competitive nursing program will have a high GPA requirement for applicants.

Can I get into nursing school with a 2.4 GPA? ›

Seek out nursing schools that look at GPA in different ways.

Some accept GPAs as low as 2.5, some only consider your GPA for nursing-specific prerequisites or during your last 60 hours of coursework, and some schools ignore your GPA altogether as long as you've completed the prerequisites.

What is a competitive GPA for nursing school? ›

GPA requirements depend on the type of nursing program you want to apply for, but most programs require at least a 3.0 GPA or higher. However, due to the competitive nature of nursing programs, most schools prefer a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA.

What is the average college GPA of a nurse? ›

3.85 average GPA, 8 prerequisite courses, including 4 science courses must be completed.

What school is best for RN? ›

Here are the 2023-2024 Best Nursing Schools: Master's
  • Johns Hopkins University.
  • University of Pennsylvania.
  • Duke University.
  • University of Washington.
  • Columbia University.
  • Vanderbilt University.
  • Ohio State University.
  • University of Michigan--Ann Arbor.

What nursing school has the highest acceptance rate? ›

Which nursing school has the highest acceptance rate? There are several nursing programs in the US with 100% acceptance rates, including the Lubbock Christian University, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

What is the acceptance rate for Southeastern nursing? ›

Since Southeastern has an acceptance rate of 97%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school.

What is the easiest nursing degree to get? ›

An LPN or LVN program usually takes around a year to complete, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). What makes an LPN or LVN preparation program the easiest type of nursing education you can pursue is its focus on training for basic nursing services only and its quick completion time.

What is the hardest class in nursing school? ›

Hardest Nursing School Classes
  • Pathophysiology. In this course, students learn how different anatomical systems work and how diseases or injuries affect these systems. ...
  • Pharmacology. ...
  • Medical Surgical 1 (also known as Adult Health 1) ...
  • Evidence-Based Practice.

Who has the easiest BSN program? ›

15 Easiest BSN Programs to Get Into – 2023
  • RN-to-BSN Capella University. With FlexPath, you can complete your RN-to-BSN program in 9 months and under $10,000. ...
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Walden University. ...
  • RN to BSN University of Cincinnati Online. ...
  • B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN) Western Governors University.

Does nursing school GPA matter? ›

A GPA is an accomplishment if it's a high one, just like your nursing degree. You can share this information in a cover letter and/or on your resume. Too, in some nursing schools, a higher GPA gets you a better clinical rotation. For example, the highest GPAs make it into the ICU or operating room.

Is a 3.2 GPA good in nursing school? ›

Overall, nursing schools are very competitive and can be difficult to get into. As a general rule of thumb, you should have at least a 3.0 to apply to a bachelor program, whereas an associates program may let you slide with a minimum GPA of 2.5. LPN and CNA programs may not have a GPA requirement.

What good colleges can you get into with a 2.5 GPA? ›

What colleges can I get into with a 2.5 GPA? Bowie State University, Fisher College, and Miles College accept students with an average GPA of 2.5. There are plenty of other institutions to consider, so take a look at the full list!

Can an average student become a nurse? ›

To start nursing school, you don't need any prior nursing experience or healthcare education. All you need is a high school diploma or GED. Once you are accepted, your journey to RN begins! You can become an RN in 2 to 4 years by studying for an associate's degree (ASN) or bachelor's degree (BSN).

What is the highest GPA for nursing? ›

Requirements. After acceptance into the nursing program, each student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for coursework in the nursing major to remain in the nursing program.

How can I get into nursing school with a bad GPA? ›

How to Get into Nursing School with Bad Grades
  1. Research What's an Acceptable GPA in Nursing School. ...
  2. Apply to Multiple Schools.
  3. Also Apply to ADN or LPN Programs.
  4. Re-Take Classes at a Community College.
  5. Apply to a Private University.
  6. Consider Online Nursing Programs.
  7. Meet with an Admissions Advisor.

Can I get into NP school with a 2.7 GPA? ›

A: The minimum overall bachelor's GPA requirement is 3.0. The minimum science prerequisite G.P.A. requirement is 2.7.

What state is the easiest to become a nurse? ›

Easiest states to become a nurse – Length of licensing process
  • Maine: 1-2 weeks.
  • Maryland: 2-3 days.
  • Missouri: 2 weeks.
  • Nevada: 1-2 weeks.
  • North Carolina: 1-2 weeks.
  • North Dakota: 1-2 weeks.
  • Texas: 2 weeks.
  • Vermont: 3-5 business days.

What universities accept 2.4 GPA? ›

What colleges can I get into with a 2.4 GPA? There are some 4-year colleges you can get into with a 2.4 GPA, including Southern Vermont College, Southern University at New Orleans, and Talladega College, all three of which admit students with an average GPA of 2.4.

Is nursing school as hard as everyone says? ›

Nursing requires more dedication than many other careers. However, it's one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. Nursing school is notoriously difficult—and it's not for everyone. Graduate school is challenging as well.

Why did I drop out of nursing school? ›

Some of the common reasons nurses drop out of nursing school include poor time management skills, overwhelming stress, bad study habits, and difficulty taking the new NCLEX-style questions on exams.

How do I make my nursing application stand out? ›

Your application needs to reflect why you'll be an excellent fit, which means a mix of professional, personal, and academic accomplishments. While it's important to meet the minimum nursing school requirements, it's also important to illustrate who you are and why you dream of becoming a nurse.

How do nursing schools calculate GPA? ›

Example
  1. PSY 1105 (4.0 x 3 credits) + ENG 1101 (3.0 x 3 credits) = 21.
  2. Divide 21 by the 6 total credits (21 / 6) = 3.5 GPA.

Is a 3.25 GPA good in nursing school? ›

A good GPA in nursing school is generally considered to be 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. However, there are several factors to consider: GPA requirements for acceptance into nursing school vary by program. Highly competitive schools may require a minimum GPA of 3.0-3.5 just to get accepted into the program.

What GPA do you need to get into CRNA school? ›

Most programs require a GPA of at least 3.0, with some requiring as high as a 3.5. It's especially important that you earn a GPA of at least 3.0 in your health- and science-related courses for admission to most programs.

What type of RN makes the most? ›

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist consistently ranks as the highest-paid nursing career. That is because Nurse Anesthetists are highly skilled Registered Nurses who work closely with medical staff during medical procedures that require anesthesia.

What is the #1 nursing program in the US? ›

1. Duke University. What makes this college stand out: Nursing students have maintained a 98 percent first-attempt rate for passing the NCLEX over the past decade. Duke University School of Medicine is located in the city of Durham, North Carolina.

What is the most important class in nursing school? ›

Microbiology

This course generally includes lab work as well as classroom work. This is one of the most important nursing prerequisite classes because of how important microorganisms are to human health. It sets the groundwork for infection control, population health, clinical theory, and nursing practices.

Where is the easiest nursing school? ›

WHAT ARE THE EASIEST NURSING SCHOOLS TO GET INTO FOR ADN PROGRAMS?
  1. Cox College - Springfield, MO. ...
  2. Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing and Health Science - Geneva, NY. ...
  3. Ameritech College of Healthcare - Draper, UT. ...
  4. The University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne, IN. ...
  5. Mercy College of Health Sciences - Des Moines, IA.

What is hardest field of nursing to get into? ›

Here are just a few of the specialties our readers mentioned — along with a little insight into what makes these nursing jobs so difficult.
  • Oncology. There's no surprise that this specialty is near the top of the list. ...
  • Hospice. ...
  • Medical-Surgical. ...
  • Geriatric Care. ...
  • Emergency Room. ...
  • Psychiatry. ...
  • Correctional Nursing.

Do most people pass nursing school? ›

Falling Pass Rates

Pass rates continued to decline in 2022, with an average pass rate of 80.9% opens in a new tab or windowfor all first-time U.S.-educated candidates, and a rate of 66.6% for all candidates, based on a dataset that excludes the fourth quarter of the year.

What is the hardest semester of nursing school? ›

Without question, the most difficult semester for me was the last semester of my junior year in nursing school. I attended a 4-year BSN program, and that particular semester included three classes that were very content-heavy, as well as the corresponding clinical hours for those classes.

What GPA should I have for nursing? ›

A GPA above 3.0 would be a good GPA for nursing school. That's the requirement for some programs. If you have aspirations for graduate school, you might need a GPA closer to a 4.0, depending on the school or degree you want.

What is the #1 nursing school in Alabama? ›

University of Alabama - Birmingham

#1 Best Colleges for Nursing in Alabama.

What is the easiest nursing job that pays well? ›

Easiest Nursing Jobs Availabile
  • Nurse Educator. Average Annual Salary: $62,000. ...
  • Nurse Blogger. Average Annual Salary: N/A. ...
  • Clinic Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $65,000. ...
  • Traveling Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $70,000. ...
  • School Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $50,000. ...
  • Summer Camp Nurse. ...
  • Nurse Administrator. ...
  • Public Health Nurse.
Aug 31, 2022

What major is better than nursing? ›

For those who are interested in more behind-the-scenes work, or who want to explore their options in healthcare, health science is a great alternative major to nursing. A health science degree can lead to many different careers, from a healthcare administrator to medical biller and coder.

What nurse has the easiest job? ›

Institutional Nurses

These nurses administer more basic care and typically don't have to work long hours and overnight shifts, so this field of nursing tends to be low-stress. Even with less excitement, these nurses find fulfillment in providing basic and family care to those in need.

What is the dropout rate for nursing students? ›

According to the National League for Nursing, the national dropout rate for nursing programs in the United States is 20%, and this high attrition rate is considered problematic.

Is it common to fail nursing class? ›

Many nursing schools require a minimum grade of roughly 80% to actually pass, as well. By the time you realize you aren't doing well enough to be successful in the course, the choices can be pretty limited. Failure happens all the time. It happens every day...

What is harder paramedic or nursing? ›

Paramedics are more highly trained than LPNs, however, the 1,200 to 1,800 hours of schooling a paramedic receives is lower than the two to four years it usually takes to become an RN. The paramedic's duties are mainly concerned with delivering emergency care to patients prior to arriving at the hospital.

Is it better to get your RN or BSN first? ›

Nurses in clinical practice tend to list their licensure first followed by degrees and then certifications. For example: RN, BSN, CCRN. Nurses who are academic educators list their academic degrees first followed by licensure and then certifications. For example: DNP, RN, CNE.

What is the cheapest BSN program? ›

10 Most Affordable Traditional Nursing Degree Programs
  1. Lamar University. Tuition – $3,120 per semester. ...
  2. Stony Brook University. Tuition – $2,785 per semester. ...
  3. University of Nevada at Las Vegas. ...
  4. University of Michigan Flint. ...
  5. Northwestern Michigan College. ...
  6. Indiana State University. ...
  7. East Carolina University. ...
  8. Clarkson College.

What is the shortest nursing course? ›

One of the shortest certification programs is the certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program. Some CNA programs last as little as 12 to 18 weeks. Others may offer up to one year of training. The requirements of your state and the program you attend can affect the specific length of attendance.

How can I get into nursing with a bad GPA? ›

How to Get into Nursing School with Bad Grades
  1. Research What's an Acceptable GPA in Nursing School. ...
  2. Apply to Multiple Schools.
  3. Also Apply to ADN or LPN Programs.
  4. Re-Take Classes at a Community College.
  5. Apply to a Private University.
  6. Consider Online Nursing Programs.
  7. Meet with an Admissions Advisor.

What is the GPA scale for nursing? ›

After acceptance into the nursing program, each student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for coursework in the nursing major to remain in the nursing program.

Can I get into medical school with a 2.6 GPA? ›

A GPA of 3.0 or higher is generally considered to be the minimum requirement for medical schools. Some schools may have a lower minimum requirement, such as a 2.5 or 2.75, but these are less common.

What is the average GPA for a nursing graduate? ›

Average GPA: 3.53

(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

Is a 2.7 GPA out of 4 good? ›

The national average GPA is 3.0 which means a 2.7 is below average, and so you may have to work harder to catch up.

Do nursing employers look at GPA? ›

Many nursing jobs will ask for your GPA when you're a new nurse filling an entry-level position. Because you don't have much experience to list yet, the GPA score may be the only criterion differentiating candidates. Short answer, yes, GPA scores are a factor when applying for nursing jobs.

Is a 3.2 GPA good enough for nursing school? ›

Overall, nursing schools are very competitive and can be difficult to get into. As a general rule of thumb, you should have at least a 3.0 to apply to a bachelor program, whereas an associates program may let you slide with a minimum GPA of 2.5. LPN and CNA programs may not have a GPA requirement.

What is the easiest nursing course? ›

If you are about to enter nursing school, it's important to know what to expect from which class so that you can best prepare. What is the easiest class in nursing school? While this may vary from student to student, most seem to find that Nursing Fundamentals is the easiest class.

What is a prerequisite GPA? ›

The Prerequisite GPAs panel displays a summary of your prerequisites, whether the applicant has completed the minimum GPA and/or credit requirements, and the applicant's total credits and average GPA used to fulfill each criterion.

What is the grade of a nursing student? ›

Nursing course grades are determined by combining the theory and clinical/lab components of the course. For successful completion of the nursing courses, a student must achieve a final theory grade of 73%, a “C” or greater AND achieve a satisfactory (“S”) clinical rating. course grade is equal to the theory grade.

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