Florida Gulf Coast University Marieb College’s School of Nursing has an acclaimed nursing programs on campus in Fort Myers or online. Students can choose a hybrid format per their needs and residential location. The nursing programs are ACEN, ACME, CCNE and COA accredited. At this public institution, students can become a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse.
The school ranks well in terms of tuition, NCLEX passing scores (over 99%), and job placement. It boasts of a strong alumni network. The resources are exceptional, and state of the art. Professional advisors match individual needs with available resources in the field of study with the goal of keeping students on track to graduate. Students are aided in navigating the remote environment. All students feel comfortable and prepared for online learning with the requisite skill and confidence. No matter the experience level with online coursework, each student can be a successful online learner. In addition, the school prides itself on equal access an equal opportunity.
Of note, FGCU is actively engaged with Southwest Florida through cultural activities, educational programs, and an array exciting athletics. It is also home to WGCU Public Media.
Undergraduate Programs – There are several options: a BSN, Master’s degree, and a Post Master’s NP Certificate. At this time, FGCU does not offer an RN to BSN program. RNs do enroll and are required to pass the same requirements as the BSN students.
Graduate Programs – Students can progress from a BSN to DNP, and an MSN to DNP. Graduates specialize in nurse anesthesia, nurse educator, and primary health care nurse practitioner majors while enjoying the rich campus life.