BSN Accelerated Track Frequently Asked Questions

What if my GPA is less than 3.0? 

For students interested in the Accelerated Track, the minimum overall (cumulative) GPA must be 3.0 from your previous degree. A grade of ‘C’ must be earned in all prerequisites and required course work for the BSN program.


What does the track cost? 
Tuition cost is per credit hour along with required fees. Tuition information can be found in the FAU University Catalog under Tuition, Fees, and Refunds


Are there scholarships? 
There are scholarships available. Please click on Financial Aid & Student Scholarships.


What are the hours of the program (or how much time will be involved)? 

Depending upon the study, you will spend approximately 24 - 40 hours per week in classes and clinical nursing practice, which does not include study time. Study time is in addition to the 40 hours. For the Accelerated and Traditional tracks, we do not recommend working while in the BSN program. For the Freshmen Direct Admission track, students may be able to work during the freshmen year; however, during sophomore, junior and senior years after that we do not recommend working while in the BSN program. 

Our nursing practice sites are dependent on the location and may vary year to year. In general, nursing practice courses are from 6:30 am to 7pm and are at least 3 days per week and it is possible that there will be clinical nursing practice on weekends. 

A general rule of thumb for study time is for each credit hour, a student needs to study/complete assignments three hours to earn a ‘C’. So, for courses that are classroom (didactic) for 12 credit hours, a student needs to study 36 hours per week to earn ‘C’s.


Do I have to take my prerequisites at FAU? 

Students can take pre-requisites at another school and apply to FAU once completed. However, priority may be given to students who are FAU natives (have taken 30+ credit hours/pre-requisites at FAU). All prerequisites must be successfully completed at the time of application.


Do you have dorms on campus? 

FAU has dorms. If you are interested in living on campus, please contact the FAU Department of Housing and Residential Education


Will I need to send immunization records for FAU Student Health? 

Immunization information is at:


Will I be required to complete a background check and drug testing?

Part of the admission process is that each student must undergo a background check and drug testing. You will be given more information about this as you progress through the process (Background Check & Health Records).


How often can I take the TEAS?

The TEAS can be taken every 30 days. The highest National Percentile Rank Score will be considered in admissions decisions (the TEAS individual adjusted score is based upon the National Percentile Rank Score). TEAS scores are valid for admissions applications for up to 5 years.


How do I report my TEAS scores?

Scan your official TEAS results sheet into your Nursing CAS file.