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BSN Accelerated Track Frequently Asked Questions
What if my GPA is less than 3.0?
The minimum overall GPA must be 3.0 from your highest degree.
What does the program cost?
You will take 60 credit hours in the Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Track. Tuition cost is per credit hour. Tuition information can be found in the FAU University Catalog under Tuition, Fees, and Refunds.
Are there scholarships?
Yes. Click on Financial Aid & Student Scholarships.
What are the hours of the program?
You will spend approximately 40 hours per week in classes and clinical nursing practice, which does not include study time. This is in addition to the 40 hours. We do not recommend working while in this program. Our nursing practice sites are dependent on the location and may vary year to year. In general, nursing practice courses are from 7am to 7pm and are at least 3 days per week and it is possible that there will be clinical nursing practice on weekends.
Do I have to take my prerequisites at FAU?
No, you can take your pre-requisites at another school and apply to FAU once completed.
When will you decide who gets in the track?
We will start evaluating all applicants in January of the application year and notify every one of the admission decisions by March 1st prior to the track start date in May. This decision is sent via email.
Can I apply to both the Accelerated and the Traditional Tracks?
No, you do need to decide on and designate one of the tracks for which you are interested in and foresee your ability to complete. You cannot apply to both tracks and doing so may delay admission review, so please make sure to choice one OR the other if you fit the criteria for either.
Do you have dorms on campus?
Yes. If you are interested in living on campus, you will need to contact the FAU Department of Housing and Residential Life.
Will I need to send immunization records for Student Health?
Immunization information is at: http://www.shs.fau.edu/.
What is pre-nursing?
Once admitted to FAU, you will be a pre-nursing major. This does not mean that you have been admitted to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s Accelerated track.
Can I repeat courses?
Yes. The Admissions Committee reviews the highest of either the first attempt grade or the first attempt repeat grade in any Nursing Common Prerequisite course. Grades of "W" are not included in this consideration; they are neutral.
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. TEAS scores are valid for admissions applications for up to 5 years.
How do I report my TEAS scores?
Scan your TEAS results sheet into your Nursing CAS file.