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.


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, PSY283 – Developmental Psychology, and MAT 152 – Probability & Statistics, with one repeat available
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
  • All prospective students must take the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam prior to being evaluated by the Admissions Committee. While the Admissions Committee does not specify a benchmark, students should make every effort to attain as high a score as possible in order to strengthen their application for admission to the BSN program. From July 1st, 2016, there will be a $35 fee to register for the Kaplan exam.

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.