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Admission Requirements – Traditional BSN Option

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program option is for freshmen and transfer students who meet the requirements for admission into the program. Students who have enrolled at Barry University as a freshman must complete all prerequisites before applying to the BSN program. The prerequisites are usually completed through our pre-nursing program.

Freshmen and Transfers Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the following is required:

  • GPA of 3.2
  • Grade C or greater for liberal arts courses
  • Grade C or greater for science courses with no repeats (Science courses must be completed before admission to the program)
  • Grade C or greater in DIN271 – Therapeutic Nutrition, PSY382 – Developmental Psychology, and MAT 152 – Probability & Statistics, with one repeat available
  • Two letters of recommendation from college/university professors
  • A possible interview could be requested
  • All applicants must complete all prerequisite courses prior to being admitted to the nursing program

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Requirements

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applicant must meet the above requirements as well as having:

  • At least an 80% average in practical nursing coursework
  • A current Florida LPN license or proof of eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-PN
  • The LPN may test out of two required courses: NUR 319: Foundations of Nursing Care (6 credits) and DIN271: Nutrition in Clinical Care (3 credits)

Applicants are notified in writing of the admission decision after all official application materials have been received and evaluated. Completion of the admission file is the responsibility of the applicant. Meeting general admission requirements to Barry University does not guarantee admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Barry University’s Nursing Program is a limited access program and not all qualified applicants may be admitted.

This information is not intended to be all inclusive, but rather as a guide for prospective students. Final program planning requires a completed application to Barry University and, if accepted, a meeting with a Nursing Admissions Advisor.

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