Students will be admitted to the Nursing Program in the fall semester.  Students seeking admission must submit an application by the published deadline.


  1. Be unconditionally admitted to Bethune-Cookman University.
  2. Submitted a completed application to the Nursing Program by the deadline date.
  3. Declared pre-nursing as a designation.
  4. Completed at least 12 credit hours at Bethune-Cookman University.
  5. Completed all required pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or above.
  6. Have an overall grade point average of 2.8 or above.
  7. Achieve a score of 64% or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).  Achieving the prescribed TEAS Score does not guarantee your acceptance into BCU School of Nursing Program.
  8. Provide current contact information.

Transfer students requesting admission into the nursing program:

  1. Transfer credit WILL NOT be awarded for nursing courses.                                                                       
  2. A student may challenge the Nutrition Course.  In order to do so, the student must have achieved a grade of “C” or better at the previous institution and MUST achieve a score of 900 or better on the HESI Nutrition Exam. Students will be responsible for the cost of the exam.
  3. Students who have been placed on probation or dismissed for academic or professional reasons from another institution are not eligible for admission to the nursing program until after two years from the last enrollment in the former nursing program; and my not challenge the Nutrition course.
  4. Students must complete at least 12 credit hours at BCU before applying for acceptance into the nursing program.

Criteria for Selection:

If the number of eligible students applying to the nursing program exceeds the number of available positions in the program, students with the highest overall TEAS Scores will be selected. If GPA's and TEAS Exam scores are identical, then the person completing more hours at BCU will be selected. No waiting list will be maintained.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact  Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing at (386)481.2100 or by email at