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:

  • Pre-Nursing

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    Agar Joseph—Joe to her friends and colleagues—knows a thing or two about perseverance. She is a military veteran and single mother to her son, 16, and her daughter, 6.

  • Barry's Nursing School Will Launch Ventilator Management Simulation Training Program Thanks to Florida Blue Foundation November 11, 2020

    Barry University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) will soon launch a Ventilator Management Simulation Training Program thanks in part to a generous gift from the Florida Blue Foundation.

  • National League for Nursing Honors Barry University as 2020 Center of Excellence August 19, 2020

    Across Florida and nationwide, Barry nursing graduates are known as leaders in the field. Now, a coveted new distinction lends an official air to that longstanding reputation.

  • More Men are Entering Nursing... and Choosing Barry University! August 07, 2020

    Barry’s Nursing program not only has a strong reputation for minority representation—which includes male-identified nurses—we were also recently honored by the National League for Nursing as a 2020 Center of Excellence in Enhanced Student Learning and Professional Development.

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    Part catharsis and part inspiration, DeRosa’s social media presence illustrates the qualities that serve him well as a trauma nurse—quick thinking, a team-oriented focus, a sense of humor and humility, and compassion.

NCLEX-RN About Licensure

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

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The undergraduate nursing programs at Barry University are delivered by our unparalleled faculty, and supported by our clinical hospital partners, to provide you with the skills you need to make immediate impact from the very first day of your nursing career.

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 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).

For questions about the CCNE accreditation of Barry University, contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; Telephone: (202) 887-6791

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.

For questions about the accreditation of Barry University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.

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