Accelerated BSN
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Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing
  • Accelerated BSN students must have a minimum overall and prerequisite GPA of 3.0

  • Pre-requisites for Clinical Coursework
Human Anatomy with Lab (HCS 212/213)
Systemic Physiology (HCS 215)
Microbiology (MIC 320)
Therapeutic Nutrition (NUR 306)
Human Growth & Development (NUR 317)
Introductory Statistics in Health Care (NUR/HCS 202)
Chemistry with Lab (CHM 103/105)
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110)

All pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to admission with a grade of C or better. Students are allowed to repeat only 1 prerequisite course.

NOTE: Applications are now being processed through NursingCAS. NursingCAS is the online, centralized application service for nursing schools. You can use NursingCAS to apply to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and other participating schools. NursingCAS processes your application and transcripts on behalf of the university.

Admission Materials

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended

All official transcripts must be mailed from the issuing institution’s registrar’s office directly to NursingCAS. NursingCAS cannot process transcripts that are stamped “Issued to Student”. In order to expedite the processing be sure to include the Transcript Request Form. Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service and should be mailed to NursingCAS at the following address:

P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: You must input all of your college level coursework into the NursingCAS application. Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand or accessible in order to complete this section. All college level course work (including in-progress course work) must be entered into the application in the “Coursework” section. There is a short, instructional video posted here on how to accurately complete this section and detailed instructions are posted here. This will be the most time-consuming aspect of the application process.

If you would rather have NursingCAS staff enter in your coursework data on your behalf then you have the option of paying an additional fee to use the Coursework Entry Service. Click here to learn more about the service. The data entered into this section is verified by NursingCAS and used to calculate GPAs.

An academic letter of recommendation is required. Request your reference letter be submitted via NursingCAS by completing the “References” section of the application.

An essay or personal statement of 250-650 words that addresses your reasons for applying to the ABSN program, the objectives you hope to achieve and your career goals. This should be submitted by copying and pasting or typing in your statement in the “Personal Statement” section of the application. When you save your statement title it “University of Miami ABSN”.

A current resume showing work experience, awards, professional organizations, and academic history can be uploaded to NursingCAS in the “Documents Upload” section.

International students must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree. Foreign trained physicians will also be considered. International transcripts will be reviewed by the Office of International Admissions for parity of degree. Applicants for whom English is not the native language must meet the University’s English requirements, for more information, please go to: Proficiency Requirements

Send TOEFL scores directly to the University of Miami. NursingCAS does not process test scores.

All required supporting materials must be uploaded in NursingCAS. Only complete files with verified transcripts will be reviewed by the UM SONHS. You may check the status of your application via the NursingCAS portal at Please note that information posted in NursingCAS may not appear in Canelink right away. If you have questions regarding your application or submitted documents, please call:

NursingCAS Customer Service: (617) 612–2880
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT

If admitted to the ABSN all students must complete a successful FBI background clearance, drug screen and have current immunizations. Students must have a background report without any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated. Accordingly, if your background report contains any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated, you will not be able to successfully clear your background check and you will be withdrawn from the program. In addition, students must pass a drug screening and have current immunizations and submit valid BLS certification from the American Heart Association

Go to Clinical Information for additional information on clinical clearance.

In the “Designations” section of NursingCAS you will select the University of Miami and the Accelerated BSN program.



You may check the status of your application via the NursingCAS portal at Please note that information posted in NursingCAS may not appear in CaneLink right away.

If you have questions regarding the NursingCAS application or submitted documents, please contact NursingCAS support via phone at (617) 612–2880 Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time and Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time and via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Or post questions to NursingCAS by following their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Detailed instructions and FAQs are available too. Instructional videos are posted on the NursingCAS YouTube channel.

Monitor the Status of Your Application:
The “My Messages” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to the “My Messages” inbox and your personal email address that you used to create your account.

Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see if your Transcript(s), Reference(s), or Payment(s) have been received after you submit them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (in other wwords programs you have applied to) by clicking on the Designations option under the Quick Status menu. The GPA Calculations option under the Quick Status menu will display any GPA calculations NursingCAS has generated for you based on the coursework data you entered. Your application has been “verified” once your GPA Calculations are complete. Learn more about “verification”.