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Nursing Accelerated Option: Pre-Select Curriculum

Application Criteria – Accelerated Option (Full Time Only)

To apply to the Accelerated Nursing Option in the School of Nursing, the applicant must:

1.Successfully complete HSC 0003, Introduction to Health Care prior to the application deadline. Should you have prior medical training, are a foreign medical graduate or possess a current Florida license in a medical field and a current CPR card, you may be eligible for an exemption. To speak to a representative about this exemption only, contact the School of Health Sciences and Related Studies at 305-237-4134. For information related to the School of Nursing programs, please call 305-237-4101.

2. Successfully complete the following general education and natural sciences pre-requisite courses with a “C” or higher prior to the application deadlines:

   General Education Courses - 15 Credits
Courses Course Title  
ENC 1101* English Composition  
MAC 1105 College Algebra  
DEP 2000 Growth and Development  
PHI 2604* Critical Thinking and Ethics  
SPC 1017* Fundamentals of Speech  

  Natural Science Courses - 15 Credits
Courses Course Title  
BSC 2085** Human Anatomy & Physiology 1  
BSC 2085L** Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1  
BSC 2086** Human Anatomy & Physiology 2  
BSC 2086L** Human Anatomy & Physiology 2  
CHM 1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences  
CHM 1033L Chemistry For Health Sciences Lab  
MCB 2010 Microbiology  

* A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution in the United States will exempt the student from these general education courses.

** Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within 10 years of application deadline date. Any student with a passing grade for courses over 10 years old will need to see an Advisor at Medical Campus to complete an “Appeal to Repeat a Course with a “C” or Better.”

3. Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5

4. Graduates from an accredited institution outside the United States must participate in the TOEFL process – please see an academic advisor for more details.

5. Complete the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX RN) with a minimum score of 50 on each of the sub-exam areas (verbal, mathematics, and science) and attain an overall score of 106. Applicants may only repeat the examination once. There must be a six month time lapse between the first and second attempt.

Additional Requirements:

1. Applicants must provide proof through Official Transcripts of a baccalaureate degree or higher in the United States.

2. Graduates from an accredited institution outside the United States must provide official transcripts, translation and evaluation and must participate in the TOEFL process – please see an academic advisor for more details.

3. Applicants with more than three (3) grades of “D”, “F”, or “W” in the required natural science pre-requisite courses are not eligible for entry in any of the Nursing program options.

4. Additionally, applicants with more than two (2) enrollments (D, F, or W) for any of the required natural science pre-requisite courses are not eligible for entry into any of the Nursing program options.

Selection Criteria:

1. Scores on the NLN PAX RN Test (60%)

2. Natural Sciences GPA (40%)  

Reviewed 9/06/13.

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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