A.B.S.N. Admission Requirements


The ABSN curriculum consists of:  One Year Track:  41 blanket credits for previous degree; 25 credits for prerequisite courses; 62 nursing credits. Two Year Track:  41 blanket credits for previous degree; 19 credits for prerequisite course; 68 nursing credits.

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Completion of the following academic prerequisites on a college level with a minimum Grade of B:
  • *Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits, with lab)
  • *General Chemistry (4 credits, with lab) – Note: Introductory Chemistry is not accepted
  • *Microbiology (4 credits, with lab)
  • Statistics (3 credits) - course must include inferential and descriptive statistics
  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
    (Required pre-requisite for 1 year program; taken as co-requisite for 2 year program only)
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics (3 credits)
    (Required pre-requisite for 1 year program; taken as co-requisite for 2 year program only)
  • Must pass Kaplan Admission Test (KAT)
    (Students with a GPA of 3.7 and above are exempt from taking the KAT)

*Must have been taken within the last 10 years

Information about the KAT:

Applicants may not sit for the Kaplan Admission Test until all transcripts (and proof of registration, if currently enrolled in a course) have been received and reviewed by the Admissions Department. When it is determined that the required coursework is evident and the undergraduate cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or greater, an invitation will be sent to the applicant for the Kaplan Admission Test. The three-hour test is administered on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus and there is no fee. To better prepare for the test, applicants may want to purchase the following review book: Nursing School Entrance Exams, Seventh Edition, by Kaplan. Applicants should focus their studies on the Reading, Math, Writing and Physiology content. It is recommended that an applicant does not sit for the test until the Anatomy and Physiology I & II prerequisites have been completed or are near completion. Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.7 and above are exempt from taking the KAT.

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