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RN to BSN Application Process

  1. Step One: Apply to Florida Atlantic University
    • Complete the FAU Undergraduate Online Application
      Note: Being accepted into FAU does NOT guarantee acceptance into the College of Nursing and the Undergraduate Nursing Program
    • When filling out your application:
      1. Click on "Application Type"
      2. Choose "Transfer" - Even if you have a Bachelor's degree in something else, do NOT check Second Baccalaureate
      3. Then choose "RN-BSN"
    • Send your official transcripts to the FAU Admissions Office
    • If you have an International Degree, follow the directions at FAU's International Admissions page
    • When all FAU admission application requirements are received, University Admissions forwards all applications to the College of Nursing Admission, Progression and Retention Sub-Committee for review and preliminary acceptance.

  2. Step Two: Complete a Level Two Federal Background Check and Fingerprinting
    • After notification of preliminary acceptance, complete a level two federal background check and fingerprinting through CastleBranch as directed by the College of the Nursing
    • The cost of all components of these procedures including any repeat procedures if needed is the responsibility of the applicant/student
  3. Step Three: Full admittance to the program
    • Once your background check and fingerprinting are cleared, you will receive full admittance to FAU and the BSN program RN-BSN Track.
    • Students are eligible to register after all FAU holds are removed, have met with the advisor and have a plan-of-study in place.
    • CastleBranch requirements must be complete within 30 days following full admittance to the program.
"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."

Important Deadline Dates

Florida Atlantic University Application Fall Spring Summer
Transfer Students July 1 November 15 April 15