Barry University

Miami, FL 33161

Barry University is a private, non-profit university in Miami, Florida. Miami is a large city with plenty of attractions for anyone. Along with close access to the beach, nightclubs, and entertainment, Barry University has a small student to faculty ratio of 11:1. The university was founded in 1940 and is now one of the largest Catholic universities in the area. The campus includes 54 buildings, with a satellite branch campus in Tallahassee and a law school in Orlando. They currently offer over 100 different degree programs at two colleges and six schools, including the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers several undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs. Students can get started with a career in nursing by enrolling in the BSN program. The traditional BSN program requires students to complete the pre-nursing program unless they have completed the prerequisite courses at another college or university. The university also offers an MSN program with a variety of specialty tracks, including Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Educator. Besides the traditional BSN and MSN programs, Barry University offers additional pathways, including an accelerated BSN program, an LPN to BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN

    The Barry University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare students in a range of specializations in the family nurse practitioner, executive leadership, acute care nurse practitioner and nursing educator tracks.

    The curriculum is designed to allow students to practice their chosen specialty in a different healthcare delivery and educational settings.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Complete graduate application
    • A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college and university
    • Official transcripts
    • Minimum of a 3.00 grade point average for undergraduate coursework
    • Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate nursing course and a completion of a statistics course
    • Two professional letters of recommendations
    • Achieve satisfactory score on English Assessment Test (The Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test as required)

    Applicants seeking to be considered for admission in the fall semester need to submit a completed application by the 15th of August. Applicants must show demonstrable computer skills and access to a computer with high-speed internet connection.

    Clinical agencies require students enrolled in practical courses to submit to a criminal  background check and drug screening for clinical placement.

  3. DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 161
Nursing Education Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 4
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 54
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 104
Critical Care Nursing Master's degree 31
Nursing Education Master's degree 6
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 17
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 22

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Barry University

University of Miami
12.03 miles away
Nova Southeastern University
14.14 miles away
City College-Miami
15.41 miles away
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
21.29 miles away
City College-Fort Lauderdale
21.37 miles away
Palm Beach Atlantic University
57.73 miles away
Ave Maria University
83.41 miles away
Southeastern University
182.56 miles away
Florida Southern College
183.5 miles away
Everest University-Brandon
196.51 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/14/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/14/1997 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/17/1993 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/17/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 510
SAT: Math420 to 500
ACT Composite18 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$17,981
30k to 48k$17,255
48k to 75k$23,647
75k to 110k$24,957
Over 110k$31,616
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered [...]

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a [...]

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited [...]

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161

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