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  • Keiser University

    Keiser University, a private, non-profit institution founded in 1977, offers accredited ASN, BSN, MSN, DNP, and DNAP degrees.

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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited ACEN Accredited COA Accredited
    • Location Miami, Florida
    • Programs ASN/ADN, BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, DNAP, CRNA, NP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    Undergraduate


    Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN-RN)

    Curriculum is based on applied principles of biological, physical, psychological, and social sciences.

    Campus locations:  Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.  Upon graduation the student will be able to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam then apply for licensure to practice as a registered nurse.

    BSN (Accelerated)

    This program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota

    The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered to students who have previously received a Bachelor’s degree in another field and now want to pursue nursing.  Students can complete the program of study in four semesters (after general education credits and prerequisites are evaluated and/or completed).

    BSN (FastTrack)

    This program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota

    The Fast Track Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an intense program for those who want to commit to completing the program in four semesters (after general education credits and prerequisites are evaluated and/or completed).

    RN to BSN

    This program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Online Division - eCampus, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

    The RN to BSN program builds upon the critical thinking, leadership, management, research, and physical assessment skills already possessed by the nurse who has an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and is licensed as a Registered Nurse. The curriculum also focuses on cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery through online, classroom and clinical components.

    All of the focus in the RN-BSN program incorporates competencies as outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice.

    Prerequisites for RN-BSN Program (not all inclusive)

    Graduation from either an associate degree nursing program or a diploma nursing program.

    Nursing Diploma, International, Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing, and applicants who attended a non-accredited academic institution must satisfy selected prerequisites (or equivalent with a 'C' or higher) before beginning upper division major courses.

    BSN (Traditional)

    This program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Flagship Residential Campus, Fort Lauderdale

    The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered for students beginning their first professional nursing program. This program is eight semesters in length.

    Prerequisites for Major Courses (not all inclusive)

    1. High school GPA of 3.2 or higher AND
    2. Either SAT 1150 (taken 5/2016 and later) or 1590 (taken earlier than 5/2016), ACT 23, or Wonderlic 25
    3. Acceptable background check and drug screening
    4. Required health and immunizations screening
    5. Personal interview with the nursing program
    6. 3.0 average GPA for general education courses
    7. 'B' grade or better in the selected prerequisite courses

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The Keiser University Master of Science in Nursing degree is for advanced practice nurses focusing and grounded in the holistic caring for self, others, and the profession.

    Program Overview

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing reflect the profession’s continuing call for imagination, transformative thinking, and evolutionary change in graduate education. The program at Keiser University follows this format.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. BSN from accredited college or university
    2. Active unrestricted professional RN license

    Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

    The MSN program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Graduate School, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

    Graduates are required to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Examination in order to be licensed and to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. MSN from regionally or nationally accredited university
    2. Minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher
    3. Active unrestricted RN and/or advanced practice nursing license
    4. An admission decision is based on: combination of academic performance, previous clinical experience, letters of recommendation, clear criminal background check, clear drug screen, and interview with MSN FNP faculty

    Nurse Anesthesia, MSNA

    NOTE: The MSNA program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice entry-level degree in May 2019.

    Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August 2020.

    This program is available on the Naples campus.

    The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) program is designed for RNs who have earned a bachelor's degree and is a 72-credit hour, 28-month program. Graduates of this program who become CRNAs are eligible to continue their education in the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice completion degree program.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    This program is available on the following Florida campuses:  Fort Myers, Graduate School, Lakeland, Sarasota, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

    The DNP curriculum focuses on incorporating nursing science with knowledge from ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of evidence-based nursing practice.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. MSN from regionally or nationally accredited university
    2. Minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher
    3. Active unrestricted RN and/or advanced practice nursing license
    4. Admission decisions are based on: combination of Master’s-level academic performance, GRE score, letters of recommendation, personal declaration statement, interview with DNP faculty

    Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)

    The program is available in the following Florida campuses: Graduate School, Naples

    This online program builds upon prior knowledge obtained in the master’s program in Nurse Anesthesia and focuses on clinical practice areas such as expanding knowledge in clinical practice and clinical leadership. 

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program from Keiser University, or other COA accredited Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia programs, may apply to advance their education in this Post-Master's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. This program is 36-credit hours, requiring an additional two years of coursework beyond the master's curriculum, and is approximately 24 months.

    Accreditation

    Keiser University's Associate Degree Nursing program, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Port St. Lucie Associate Degree Nursing Program holds candidacy status, effective May 2016-May 2018. Clearwater nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation, effective November 2016-2018.

    The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    The Master of Science in Nursing Degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    The Nurse Anesthesia programs (master's and doctoral levels) are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    NCLEX Pass Rates Associate Degree 2018

    • Lakeland - 93.62%
    • Tallahassee - 96.30%
    • Tampa - 75.56%
    • Orlando - 92.59%
    • Jacksonville - 88.24%
    • Port St. Lucie - 89.83%
    • Miami - 92.86%
    • Ft. Lauderdale - 88.24%
    • Melbourne - 91.18%
    • West Palm Beach - 79.17%
    • Sarasota - 86.49%
    • Clearwater - 100%
    • Newport Richey - 73.68%

    NCLEX Pass Rates BSN (2018)

    • Sarasota - 92.50%
    • Ft. Lauderdale - 83.33%

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019-2020)

    • #56 (tie) in Regional Universities South
    • #38 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #200 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
    • #132 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

    User Feedback


    RN_Olivia

       1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

    BSN program in West Palm Beach campus is terrible. Lack of faculties, lack of supplies, unorganized program, and professor-first system. They advertise the student-first system, but it is never true! They NEVER listen to students! NEVER trust the students. Professors always gossip about students and yell at students. They should LISTEN and adjust the students' advice.

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