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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to Miami Dade College
  • Applicants must have an active unencumbered Florida registered nurse license from an accredited nursing program or be license eligible after recent graduation (six months) from an accredited ASN program.
  • Recent ASN graduates within six months must attain an active unencumbered Florida RN license prior to second semester of the BSN program.
  • An earned A.S. Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college.
  • Students must have completed or be in process of completion of the required prerequisite course and general education requirements.
    • As an exception, students may be admitted to the RN to BSN Program pending no more than two pre-requisites. These must be completed by the end of the second semester
  • A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.0 GPA in nursing coursework from a regionally accredited A.S. Nursing program, or equivalent.

The BLSON is pleased to announce that effective for the Fall 2021 admission cycle, applicants who have met all admissions criteria including all pre-requisite courses will be considered for admission on a rolling admission cycle. Applicants who are in progress with completing two pre-requisites pending will also be considered in the regular admission period.  With rolling admissions, the BLSON will evaluate applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline.

Seamless Transition Option

This track is designed for students who are graduating from the MDC Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program and have submitted an application to the RN-BSN program and are scheduled to take their NCLEX RN examination within the semester of acceptance to the RN-BSN program.

  • All pre-requisites must be completed prior to application.
  • Students are only allowed to take the first two courses of the program without licensure during the first semester (NUR 3069 & NUR 3805).
  • Student must present their license/pass boards by the deadline date given on acceptance email and present documentation.
  • Failure in passing boards prohibits progression in program.
  • After successful completion of the NCLEX Exam, present a copy of the Florida RN license to the RN to BSN Student Advisor or the RN-BSN Chairperson.

Applying to the RN to BSN Program (For first time students of the MDC School of Nursing)

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, applicants must:

  • Have an active unencumbered Florida registered nurse license
  • Have earned an A.S. Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.0 GPA in nursing coursework from a regionally accredited A.S. Nursing program, or equivalent.
  • Apply to Miami Dade College and the RN to BSN program.
Prerequisites
Course Description Credits
BSC2085/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with Lab) 4
BSC2086/L  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (with Lab) 4
CHM1033/L Chemistry for Health Science (with Lab) 4
MCB2010/L Microbiology (with Lab)  5
HUN1201 Essentials of Nutrition 3
STA2023 Statistical Methods 3
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 3
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
DEP2000  Human Growth and Development 3

Applicants must complete the required courses listed above before receiving formal admission to the program

General Education Requirements (Co-requisites) for Completing the Bachelor’s Degree
Course Required Credits
ENC1101 3
ENC1102 3
Group A Humanities 3
Group B Humanities 3
Group B Social Sciences 3
College Level Math course 3
General Education Elective 3
Other Electives 7
Upper Division Elective 3

Foreign Language - 2 years of high school, CLEP exam, or 8 credits of college/university foreign language

Computer Competency Passing score on CPS exam, or passing grade in CGS 1060C

Transfer Students

The required pre-requisite courses needed to apply to the Nursing program.

Major Course Requirements:

ENC1101 English Composition 3 Credits
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech 3 Credits
PHI2604 Critical Thinking and Ethics 3 Credits
DEP2000 College Algebra (or higher level MAC or MGF college level Math course. Course must be considered College level by MDC 3 Credits
CHM1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 Credits
CHM1033L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab 1 Credit
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 Credits
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 Credit
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 Credits
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1 Credit
MCB2010 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Microbiology

BSC2085/L and BSC2086/L must be completed within the past 10 years from the date of entry to the program.

CGS 1060C- Introduction to Microcomputer Usage

Important Notification

Students must provide all required documentation (Level 2 Criminal Background Screening, AHCA background clearance, Urine Drug Screen, Vaccine, Titers, CPR certification) and be “Complio” compliant according to the School of Nursing guidelines and entered into the online tracking system used by Medical Campus.