Part-Time BSN Track for Working Professionals FAQs

Who qualifies for the Working Professionals Second Degree BSN degree?

  1. Applicants with bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in another discipline
  2. Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
    • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • College Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts
    • Statistics
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
    • Introduction Sociology (or higher)
    • Introduction to Psychology (or higher)
    • Human Growth & Development through Lifespan
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition
    All Pre-requisites must have a minimum ‘C’ earned in these courses. Pre-requisite courses must be completed before starting the Part Time BSN track.
  3. Interview

How often do you admit into program?
We admit into the program in the spring and fall.

How much does it cost?
Tuition is the same for Florida Residents, Out-of-state Residents & International Students ($719.84 per credit hour). Methods of Payment include; Financial Aid, Tuition Reimbursement and a Self-Pay option. A convenient installment payment plan is available to students who choose the Self Pay option. Tuition is deferred pending payment of Financial Aid and/or Tuition Reimbursement, if paperwork is submitted. Please visit the Tuition & Funding page for current tuition and fees. Tuition information can be found in the FAU University Catalog under Tuition, Fees, and Refunds.

Is there an interview?
Yes. Selected applicants will be invited to complete the interview process for the Working Professionals Second Degree BSN degree.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants submit a preliminary application along with a copy of all unofficial postsecondary academic transcripts.
  2. After the College of Nursing reviews the preliminary application, applicants will be notified via email to complete the official online FAU application.

Once admitted, where do I send my official transcripts?
Please submit all of your official transcripts to:
Florida Atlantic University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
777 Glades Road
PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Is there a wait list for the program?
We do use a wait list between the time we make initial admissions decisions and the start of the program. However, the wait list does not carry from cycle to cycle. If you are wait listed but not offered admission and are interested in being considered for another application cycle, you will need to reapply.

When will I receive my admission decision?
Admission decisions will be emailed. Most decisions are made within weeks of interview day.

What if I still have prerequisites left?
If an applicant has prerequisites left and wants to take them at FAU they need to apply as non-degree and then register for their prerequisites.

Do I have to take my prerequisites at FAU?
Applicants can take pre-requisites at another school and apply to FAU once completed. They must first contact FAU Registrar’s Office to make sure the course will transfer. All prerequisites must be successfully completed at the time of application.

What are the hours of the program (or how much time will be involved)?
The part time track offers students the opportunity to continue working while pursuing their nursing degree. Course scheduling formats will include a live class one evening a week, weekends, on-line courses, and live streaming delivery course formats. Depending upon the study, you will spend approximately 15-20 hours per week in classes and clinical nursing practice, which does not include study time.

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).

If you have any questions about the process, please contact professionalbsn@fau.edu