Course Deficiency Letter From a U.S. Board Of Nursing


There are international nursing graduates seeking Registered Nursing  licensure in the U.S. which have received letters from their State Nursing Board specifying deficiencies in certain areas of their previous nursing education. Hence if you have received a deficiency letter from any of Board of Registered Nursing in the U.S. you may consider applying for admissions as a Non-Degree Seeking student in courses of instruction of our Nursing A.S. program. This academic degree program, approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE), and institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), complies with the minimum nursing requirements of Boards of Registered Nursing across the U.S.  Yet before enrolling it is always prudent you to consult the opinion of your state Board of Registered Nursing at the time of the application. 


After the school’s admissions approval a Non-Degree Seeking student:

  1. Must sign an Enrollment Contract establishing the enrollment conditions.
  2. Must attend regular nursing classes on Campus following all the course(s) scheduled hours of instruction.
  3. Will be graded like a regular nursing student and must fulfill all out of class work, activities, and class projects.
  4. Must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (C+) in all nursing courses of instruction contracted.
  5. Will have fewer nursing courses of instruction options than a regular school student.
  6. Will be limited to a maximum enrollment of up to twenty (20) credits.
  7. After fulfilling the enrollment contract conditions will receive only an academic transcript, clearly detailing the status of non-degree student, with credits hours attempted and earned.

Non-Degree Students Admissions

Admission to classes is not automatically guaranteed, therefore, individuals planning on enrolling in Nursing A.S. courses of instruction as Non-Degree seeking students must contact the school Admissions Department for completing a Preliminary School Application and submitting a copy of the deficiency letter received from the particular State Board of Nursing. All the school regular admissions policies and procedures will apply. Hence each Non-Degree Seeking application will be reviewed and evaluated, by school officers trained in admissions matters, on the applicant own merits and in comparison to the other regular applicants at a given semester start.


Non-Degree Classes Outcomes Not Under the Purview of Florida CIE or ACCSC Statement

Although Advance Science International College is a licensed school by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education, and is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the intentions of the classes offered to Non-Degree Seeking students will not produce a degree credential or graduation in any of the school programs offered to the public. Therefore, the Non-Degree nursing courses of instruction outcomes are not under the purview of the aforementioned Commissions, and are not within the scope of the school’s accreditation.


Non-Degree Classes not Within Scope of Gainful Employment Statement

The intentions of the nursing courses of instruction taken by Non-Degree Seeking students are not to provide work; do not lead to gainful employment or jobs of any kind; and do not prepare the participant for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Consequently, degree classes offered to Non-Degree Seeking students are not within the scope of the Gainful Employment rule.