Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

About the Program Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a high quality program that prepares individuals to be responsible and respected nursing professionals.

Through our Bachelor of Science program options, you can choose the path that is best for you.

Program Options:

  • Health Sciences


    The pre-nursing program provides the first two years of general education, prerequisites, and supporting courses needed for the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program option. These two years are to help prepare you for the courses that lead to acquiring the BSN degree.

  • Health Sciences

    Nursing (BSN) Traditional Option

    The Traditional Option is a four-year program: the first two years allow for completion of all pre-nursing, liberal arts requirements.

  • Health Sciences

    Nursing (BSN) Accelerated Option

    The Accelerated Option is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and now wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing (B.S.N.). The Accelerated Option is an intensive, fifteen month program.


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NCLEX-RN RN Licensure

Upon successful completion of all nursing program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

After graduation students are qualified to apply for licensure by examination with a State Board of Nursing. A letter of completion and official transcript is usually sufficient evidence to apply for licensure by examination in most states. Students are advised to contact the Board of Nursing in the state they intend to take their licensure exam for detailed instructions. Official transcripts may not be available for up to two months after graduation. Faculty recommend students take the NCLEX-RN examination within a few months after graduation.

As part of the licensure application process, arrest and court records of final adjudication for any offense other than a minor traffic violation must be submitted by the applicant to the Florida Board of Nursing for review.

Effective July 1, 2009, Title XXXII Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, requires health care boards or the Department of Health to refuse renewal of a license, certificate or registration or admit a candidate for examination, if the applicant meets certain conditions. Florida Statues: Title XXXII FLS 409; Title XLVI FLS 817 and FLS 893.

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The application and records should be filed at least 90 days before the examination date in case a student may be required to appear before the Board.

Outcomes Becoming a #BarryNurse

When you graduate, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to engage as a beginning practitioner. You will graduate with the ability to:

  • Assimilate knowledge, skills, and values from the arts and sciences to provide humanistic, safe, quality care as a nurse generalist.
  • Utilize clinical reasoning to formulate decisions regarding safe, quality healthcare outcomes.
  • Integrate evidence based practice to provide safe, compassionate, and holistic, patient/family centered nursing care in diverse settings.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including patients and their support system(s) to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Integrate health promotion, disease and injury prevention strategies in the care of individuals, families and communities.
  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to support safe nursing practice.
  • Evaluate the impact of political, legal, and ethical factors on the health of individuals, families and communities from a global perspective Integrate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct into nursing practice.
  • Integrate professional standards of moral, ethical and legal conduct into nursing practice.
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Nursing Programs Accreditation

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences maintains accreditation for its undergraduate (BSN), master's (MSN), post-graduate certificates (ARNP), and doctoral (DNP) nursing programs through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The master's and DNP in Nurse Anesthesia programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

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Barry University is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.

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