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BSN to PhD Admissions Criteria

All Ph.D. program admission requirements outlined previously are necessary with the exception of a master's degree with major in Nursing. A bachelor's degree in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is required. Transcripts must be sent to the University's Graduate College as described in the Ph.D. program's admission section.

The following are also required for admission to the B.S.N. to Ph.D. program:

a)       GPA of 3.5 for the B.S.N. degree.

b)      One reference letter from the baccalaureate program is required in addition to the others described in the Ph.D. program's admission section.

c)       Scholarly product from coursework completed at the B.S.N. level.

d)      All other Ph.D. admission requirements must be met.

Please follow the application procedure for the PhD program.

Application Deadline for Fall admission:

  • March 15th

Application Deadline for Spring admission:

  • October 1st

"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 for your graduate school needs."

  • Director, Doctoral Programs:
    Christine Williams, DNSc
    777 Glades Rd.
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Email: cwill154@fau.edu
    Phone: 561-297-0095
    Fax: 561-297-1074
  • PhD Coordinator:
    Jen Carmona
    Phone: 561-297-0006
    Fax: 561-297-1074
    Email: carmonaj@fau.edu
    Office Hours: M-F / 8:30am-5:00pm
    Office is located in NU 215