Keiser University Nursing Program Requirements

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Acceptance is granted into the major courses upon completion of the following:

  • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher or…
  • Either SAT 1150 (taken 5/2016 and later) or 1590 (taken earlier than 5/2016), ACT 23, or Wonderlic 25; (2 opportunities; 1 additional if appeal approved)
  • TEAS score of 67 (max. 2 opportunities, 1 additional if appeal granted)
  • Acceptable background check and drug screening;
  • Required health and immunizations screening;
  • Personal interview with the nursing program;
  • 3.0 average GPA for general education courses;
  • “B” grade or better in the following prerequisite courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Human Anatomy & Physiology II, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry Lab, and Microbiology I.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, students must complete 120 credit hours as described below.  The schedule for this beginning program of professional nursing study may vary by campus and be offered either during the Fall/Spring semesters only, or year round.  The length of this program is approximately 32 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).  Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and Nursing Core courses must be completed with a grade of “B’ or higher to proceed successfully through the program.

Lower Division Courses

General Education Courses (40.0 credit hours)
English Composition I3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry I3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry Lab1.0 credit hours
College Algebra3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology I4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology3.0 credit hours
English Composition II3.0 credit hours
Microbiology I4.0 credit hours
Humanities Elective3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology II4.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development3.0 credit hours
Statistics3.0 credit hours
General Elective3.0 credit hours

Upper Division Courses

Nursing Major Courses (80.0 credit hours)
Professional Nursing I1.0 credit hours
Professional Nursing II1.0 credit hours
Pathophysiology for BSN4.0 credit hours
Physical Assessment in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Clinical Decision Making in Evidence Based Practice2.0 credit hours
Care Management I8.0 credit hours
Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics4.0 credit hours
Nursing Quality and Safety in Healthcare2.0 credit hours
Care Management II9.0 credit hours
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention: A Community Perspective4.0 credit hours
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice3.0 credit hours
Care Management III8.0 credit hours
Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice3.0 credit hours
Information Technology for Nursing3.0 credit hours
Care Management IV7.0 credit hours
Mental Health Concepts in Nursing2.0 credit hours
Public Policy and Risk Management in Nursing3.0 credit hours
Care Management V8.0 credit hours
Nursing Leadership in Systems of Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Professional Nursing III2.0 credit hours

Keiser University Accelerated Nursing Program Reviews

  •  17 Reviews
  •  Daytona Beach (FL) (and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,008
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  • Reviewed: 7/6/2021
  • Degree: Nursing

“I graduated in Sept. ’20 with my ASN and returned for the Rn-Bsn. Dedication is required for the ASN program & I enjoyed a majority of my teachers thus far. Private school = $$ but I loved how fast the prereqs went & am enjoying my career as a confident RN ♡”Sally Jones

  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Nursing

“Not only did Keiser University help me with the hands on training that I needed to walk right from my graduation into the job I wanted, I knew that everyone from the Admissions team to the Professors actually cared about my success. I will forever be grateful to the faculty and staff that helped me achieve my goals.”Ashley Roman

  • Reviewed: 1/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing

“Disgusting school. Erica and the whole staff are very money hungry and don’t want students to actually succeed ! All they care about is trying to make an extra school avoid this school ! I wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy to this school. CON ARTISTS !”noneya

  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Nursing

“Awful experience. This place hires people with little to no teaching experience, and they do not teach at all. Nobody responds to emails, professors will grade your assignments weeks after they are turned in, and it seems like a giant Ponzi scheme. They refuse to acknowledge their teachers shortcomings, and they are not interested in actually producing nurses. They just want your money.”Ransom

  • Reviewed: 10/16/2020
  • Degree: Nursing

“Be very careful prospective nurses. Fort Myers Campus has a terrible nursing director and some awful professors who will fail you out in a heartbeat for things like not following the chain of command. They will try to intimidate you as soon as they get the $12,000 for the semester. They tell you so many lies to get you to go to Keiser. Here’s the most misleading piece of information. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate the first time. Of 20 students who started the program, only 4 are going to make it to graduation. If you fail out second semester you just lost 24,000 dollars. If you fail out 3rd semester you will lose 36,000. Why do so many students fail out of the Keiser BSN program? They pick apart every thing you do. The expectations are very unrealistic. I wish I could give you more information but please look into this school. It is not what it appears.”TheyDontCareAboutYou

  • Reviewed: 7/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing

“Extremely disappointed with the Pembroke Pines, FL campus BSN program. There are a couple professors so far in the two semesters I’ve been in attendance that seem to care; however you will be met with entitled attitude most of the way. This is coming from a A student in spite of the lack of actual education I have received. You will have professors who are glaringly incompetent in the area they are supposed to be teaching and who have obviously made no attempt to inform themselves prior to the scheduled lecture, yet as a student are expected to be prepared 150% of the time. You will need to check and recheck your tests as this same professor consistently has wrong answers on the tests and your grades will constantly need to be adjusted. You will have no grades in some classes despite turning in work each week. You will have no idea where you actually stand. This program costs about $13,000 EACH SEMESTER, you would expect to be receiving service that reflected the same. You will be ignored, belittled and met with disrespect while being nothing but respectful to the nursing staff. Administration has been approached about all of these issues and advised they would absolutely address, over a month later and nothing has been addressed. The way you are treated as as a paying customer is abhorrent. I am stuck here, credits from any nursing program do not transfer to another. Do better than I did, do better for yourself. You deserve to be treated with respect. You will not find that here.”Cassie

  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing

“I am currently in the BSN fast track program at the Fort Lauderdale campus. I have no complaints so far. My teachers are great and very passionate. I’m reading the negative reviews other people wrote and I can’t say I have the same negative things to say. Everyone is going to have their own experience. This school is still accredited and the lab professors are even very knowledgeable as nurse practitioners. I come from broward college’s nursing program and this is by far way more organized with more resources. Yes it is expensive but your paying for tutoring and help available that isn’t always offered at a public school.”Kelli

  • Reviewed: 8/10/2019
  • Degree: Nursing

“I went to the Fort Myers Keiser campus for the accelerated nursing program. This was the biggest mistake I could have ever made! Teachers were harsh, lacked empathy, care, and had no desire to help students do the best they can. It was more like an adult day care for them, clock in tell us a few things that didnt relate to any exam we ever took, lecture us on what color socks, shoes, and how other silly rules they have in place and clock out. We literally had to teach ourselves and read the entire book for majority of these classes. We couldnt find a single professor that cared to guide us to success or give us insight. They were all condescending and heartless. Not sure how any of them were or still are currently nurses with those attitudes and way of thinking. I would avoid this campus at all cost!! Theyre biased with their grading and favortize students. They just care about the money we pay them, its more of a business than faculty that cares about seeing their students succeed. Pathetic! This is coming from a student who is passing!”Kelli

  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Nursing

“FAST TRACK BSN PROGRAM IS THE WORSE! Do not go to the college for your nursing degree, they clearly fight to weed out as many students as they can when you start. Professors rarely make time to meet with students and constantly reprimanding students over the color of their socks and many other silly things over their education. They worry more about looking for things to call you out on then they do teaching you. half of our professors had no idea what they were teaching, our director walked around like a nazi putting many students down. They rarely say anything uplifting or kind, yet 90of the program focuses on having empathy and kindness. Clearly traits they lack! We hear at least once a day how many people dont succeed in these programs and how they are intense and they have no excuses, you can be at your own funeral and they still wont accept that as a valid excuse for any reason. Unethical and inhumane! I wish I could say I was exaggerating, but every cohort before and after me can attest to this! I even had to speak to the Dean about some personal issues we had and we just got “I have no time” rushed us into voicing our thoughts and told us “well I apologize nothing I can do” and walked out! When you can even get a kind word or any feedback from your Dean of all people there is clearly an issue!”RN Student

  • Reviewed: 12/21/2018
  • Degree: Nursing

“Please DO take into consideration others’ comments. I could not find a place to write a review, but I will at least post here. Coming into this program, I had close to a 4.0. I am a hard-working student and very dedicated to becoming a good nurse. Therefore, I put in 100+ hours a week to this program for the last four moths completing 6 classes and a 12.5 hour clinical each week. This program is very new at the Ft. Myers campus, so obviously we (all the students) expected a few bumps along the way. This program has some major issues, which directors and “higher ups” refuse to fix for incoming students to make the program successful. Instructors see that this is only a “money making” school and a few of them left during/right after the first semester. This school honestly could care less about making you a good nurse who can help save lives and knit picks on the craziest of things in papers and assignments. Can you do a 300 + point head to toe physical assessment? Yes! Do you have clinical instructors and nurses giving endless complements on patient care and attention to detail? Yes! But, you just cannot get the subjective APA formatting that varies by instructors discretion, so we are going to charge you another $3,200 to take the class over. I will be going elsewhere to continue my nursing education because this school is not professional. Our cohort started with 15 people. Several dropped because of one class. Over half of the others must repeat a class because of APA formatting. And society wonders why there is a nursing shortage, its because of programs like this. The teacher of our problem class does not understand the material she tests over, rationales for questions we ask are started with “probably” instead of explaining the material. She cannot explain it because she doesn’t understand it herself. I asked for help or more resources to study or learn the material all semester only to have eye rolls and judgmental attitudes because I ask questions about the material she doesnt understand the answers to. At the end of the semester she said that the number of students having to retake the course had no reflect on her teaching or grading abilities. THEY COULD CARE LESS!!! PLEASE, I am begging anyone who is considering this program, EVERYONE in my class/cohort has had problems here and I am sure you will not be an exception. Now, as I am trying to leave they are saying their computer system screwed up and I owe them extra money. PLEASE consider other options before letting this place take your money and give you nothing in return. Trust me, better schools do exist that teach you how to be a good nurse and not just take your money and feed you to the wolves.”

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