Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.


The pre-nursing program consists of two years of general education, prerequisites, and supporting courses needed for admission to the Traditional BSN or Accelerated BSN program options. The Traditional BSN option begins in either fall or spring semesters and the Accelerated BSN option only begins in the spring semester.

Traditional BSN Option

After you have completed the pre-nursing program, or if you are transferring with the required courses from another college or university, you will then apply to the Traditional BSN option to complete the remaining two years for the nursing degree. This program option begins in the fall and spring semesters.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University is fortunate to have a longstanding agreement with Baptist Health South Florida that offers students, who have been admitted to the Traditional BSN Option, the option to apply for the Baptist BOND scholarship (Details upon request). A selected group of students, known as Baptist Scholars, complete their nursing studies at Baptist Hospital in Kendall and are subsequently provided the opportunity for employment within the Baptist Healthcare system upon completion of the program. Barry University provides substantially reduced tuition for these highly qualified and motivated students. This scholarship opportunity is available for both fall and spring semesters.

Accelerated BSN 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. Upon completion of all pre-nursing and upper division nursing credits the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).