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Accelerated BSN Application Process

2018 Accelerated application period: January 25, 2017 - August 18, 2017.

Applicant Notice: On May 16, 2017 Nursing CAS alerted the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing that the closing application date for 2017 applicants cannot be extended past August 18, 2017. Our college must abide by this change; thus the new closing date for the 2018 Accelerated application has been changed to August 18, 2017.  

All applications must be completed online and verified through Nursing's Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) http://nursingcas.org.

Please review the information below carefully.

Applicants must have completed all prerequisites and have an earned bachelor degree in another field by the application deadline. Complete these steps to apply for January 2018 admission:

  1. Step One: Apply to FAU.
    • Please enter your FAU Z# in the Additional Information section in NursingCAS.
    • Please use your FAU email (and not a personal email) in NursingCAS. For all communication with FAU, both FAU email and Z number are required.
  2. Step Two: Complete the College of Nursing application through Nursing CAS. CAS will open for your application on January 25, 2017. The application for Spring 2018 entry will close on August 18, 2017, 5:00pm. Submit an online application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs http://nursingcas.org. Please see below for additional information regarding NursingCAS.
  3. Step Three: Register for and complete the TEAS Entrance Exam by August 14, 2017. Scan and submit the official TEAS score report to NursingCAS.
  4. Step Four: Select applicants will be invited to interview. Invitations and denials will be sent to student FAU email addresses.
  5. Step Five: After completed interviews, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Admission, Progression and Retention Sub-Committee will offer preliminary acceptance to chosen applicants.
  6. Step Six: After the applicant receives preliminary acceptance, a level two federal background check and fingerprinting is required. Explicit directions will be provided in the letter of preliminary acceptance. When the background check and fingerprinting are cleared, the Admission, Progression and Retention Sub-Committee will then offer the student full admission into the Accelerated Track. The cost of all components of these procedures including any repeat procedures if needed is the responsibility of the applicant/student.

"All materials submitted in support of your application become the property of Florida Atlantic University. We cannot return materials or copies to applicants. Thank you for considering Florida Atlantic University."

2018 Accelerated application period: January 25, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Please note, Nursing CAS transcript verification can take up to four weeks to process. It is solely the applicant’s responsibility to submit all college transcripts to Nursing CAS within a reasonable timeframe. Applications not verified by August 18, 2017 will not be reviewed by the College of Nursing.

Nursing CAS applicants must apply with their FAU student email address and Z number. Nursing CAS applications without FAU email addresses or Z numbers will not be reviewed by the College of Nursing.

Important Dates:

TEAS Deadline: August 14, 2017

The TEAS test can be retaken every 30 days, please ensure enough time for retakes if needed. Applicants should upload their TEAS score to Nursing CAS no later than August 14, 2017.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2017

The application process closes on 8/28/17 at 5:00 pm. All applications must be completed online and verified through Nursing CAS. Only verified Nursing CAS applications will be reviewed by the college.

Application Review: August 29, 2017

Verified application review to begin by the College of Nursing.

Invitation to Interviews: September 11-15, 2017 (tentative)

Invitation to interview for the Accelerated 2018 track will be sent out via email through Nursing CAS during the week of September 11, 2017. Please check your FAU email account for all updates regarding your application.

Accelerated Orientation 2018: TBA

Please note that there is a mandatory all day orientation for all students admitted to the ABSN track. Failure to attend may result in the forfeiture of one’s seat in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Classes begin: January 8, 2018 - Your advisor will register you for your courses.

"All materials submitted in support of your application become the property of Florida Atlantic University. We cannot return materials or copies to applicants. Thank you for considering Florida Atlantic University."

Submitting the NursingCAS Application

You will need to create a NursingCAS account by going to http://nursingcas.org. When creating your account it is imperative that you follow NursingCAS’s instructions on adding their email addresses to your safe sender list. We will communicate with you through NursingCAS about your application. Please complete all sections on the application checklist, providing as much detail as possible, before submitting your application. The Designations section of the application is where you will indicate the program or programs you wish to receive your application. Be sure to choose the correct track: ‘Freshmen Direct Admit’, or the ‘Accelerated BSN track’. At this time, RN-BSN applicants will not use NursingCAS.

NursingCAS charges a fee based on the number of schools to which you apply. You will pay $45 for the first school designation and $30 for any additional designations. NursingCAS may change fees at any time.

After creating your account through the NursingCAS portal, you will see 4 blue links:

  • My Application
  • My Profile
  • My Messages
  • Instructions

Submit official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
*Only COMPLETED applications will be reviewed.
All components must be received, including transcripts.