American University of Beirut

Bachelor of Arts/Science-Bachelor of Science in Nursing(BA/BS-BSN)

​​​​​​The accelerated BA/BS-BSN program at the Hariri School of Nursing at AUB is designed for individuals who have a BS/BA in fields other than nursing. The streamlined curriculum permits students to earn a BSN in 24 months. The program is not offered online as distance learning. Students must attend all classes and clinical hours on AUB campus.

Admission Requirements: 

BS/BA degree in a field other than nursing​

Minimum GPA of 75 including prerequisite courses and general education requirements

​All pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to admission

Application Forms : Applicants should submit an online application:

Through AUB admissions office, available online at the following link:
Or at NursingCAS  

Official Transcript: official report of grades / transcript for the previous degree completed

Photocopy of applicant’s identity card or passport and one recent passport size color photo

English Language Proficiency requirement (ELPR)         

​TOFEL (paper and pencil)​573
​TOFEL (internet-based)​88
​ILETS5.5 (plus English placement test)​


EEE test:  you can check the test dates at the following link:

Pre-requisites courses

  • ​ENGL 204 Advanced Academic English; 3 cr.
A course designed to provide rigorous training in reading comprehension, synthesis, critiquing, and research skills. Although ENGL 204 builds on many of the skills learned in ENGL 203, it differs in that it encourages more advanced independent research as well as writing and discussion in relation to a variety of issues across the curriculum. Prerequisite: 570+ on the EEE or 657+ on the TOEFL (283+ on the CBT or 99+ on the IBT) or ENGL 203. Each semester.

  • PSYC 201 Introduction to psychological Sciences; 3 cr.
A course on the principles and findings of modern psychology with attention to their experimental foundations, utilizing reports of original research and other materials geared to prepare the student for majoring in psychology.

  • Statistics Course: NURS 203 Statistics for Nurses; 3cr.
This course is designed to introduce the BSN students to the concepts and applications of statistics in the nursing field. The course starts with a general overview of probability, types of data, and ways to summarize and present them. The course then introduces the concept of hypothesis testing and the methods to carry them. Applications on the computer using the SPSS software will be discussed in class.

  • PSYC 210 Life Span Developmental Psychology; 3 cr.
A course on psychological development from before birth to adulthood. 
*The Psych 210 could be taken during the first summer of the program. This course is not conditional for acceptance.

  • SOAN 201 Introduction to Sociology; 3 cr.
An introduction to the study of social phenomena. Basic concepts, principles, and methods common to the study of society are employed for the analysis of structure and change in society. This course includes the structure and origin of some basic human institutions such as family, kinship, religion, and language.

  • ​4 elective courses in humanities

For more information:​

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