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Getting started at any school can feel daunting.  We've made understanding the process at NRI Institute of Health Sciences as simple as possible.


On this page you will find steps on how to get started, frequently asked questions, information regarding programs costs, and other useful information.


Contact us at anytime for additional questions you may have.

We look forward to becoming a part of your journey as a Healthcare Professional!

We're enrolling for
Fall Semester 2024!

Classes begin 
September 3, 2024. 


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  • What prerequisites are required to attend NRI Institute of Health Sciences?
    All prospective students must have a High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalency Translation and Evaluation from a foreign country) or higher, to enter any one of our programs.
  • What class times do you offer?
    We offer both day and evening class times Monday through Friday. Typically classes scheduled during the day can run any time between 8am-5:30pm. Evening classes typically will run any time between 5:30-10:30 pm *These hours do not include Clinical Hours, which can be any time both weekdays and week ends. Clinicals are off campus and will vary by site assignment/location.
  • Does NRI Institute of Health Sciences require entrance exams?
    The Associate in Science Nursing program requires an entrance exam. The exam is the Health Education System Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2). The exam is a timed proctored exam lasting 4hrs and is part of the application process for the program. The exam is waived for those who have an associates degree or are enrolling with advanced standing.
  • What is the NCLEX passing rate for NRI Institute of Health Sciences?
    The overall passing rate is 83%, which is higher than the average passing rate for colleges in the state of Florida.
  • How many graduates are able to find employment?
    Graduates in both the Associates in Science Nursing and Diagnostic Medical Sonography have a 100% hiring rate. We've just begun to offer the Medical Assisting Program and do not yet have data on employment rates for graduates.
  • Will I be able to use NRI Institute of Health Sciences credits towards a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing?
    Yes, many of our students have continued their education and completed a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN). However, each insitution ultimately decides which credits they will accept towards the degree and those they will not. We recommend that you contact the schools you are considering for a BSN to verify what credits they will accept.
  • Are you accredited?
    Yes, NRI Institute of Health Sciences is accredited by the Council of Occupational Education, Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education and is approved by the Board of Nursing. Additionally NRI Institute of Health Sciences is approved for Title IV Federal Financial Aid Funding.
  • How long will it take to complete each program?
    Associate in Science Nursing: 18-24 months.* Occupational Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: 18-24 mo* Medical Assistant: 12 months* *Each incoming student will complete their program in varying amounts of time based on their academic background, qualifications, and work/life circumstances.
  • Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
    The average student at NRI Institute of Health Sciences receives assistance for 82% of their tuition in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Prospective and current NRI Institutes of Health Sciences can apply for Title IV Federal Financial Aid Funding. Visit our Financial Aid Page to learn more!
  • Do you offer academic support?
    NRI Institute of Health Sciences offers academic assistance, career counselling, and placement services. Additionally on campus we have an academic library, designated study areas, and laboratory facilities that compare favorably with much larger schools.
  • What is the average class size?
    On average NRI Institute of Health Sciences class room sizes have 10-20 students for each professor.
  • What is your FAFSA code?
    NRI Institute of Health Science's FAFSA code is: 042108

Financial Aid

NRI Institute of Health Sciences believes that students and their families have the primary responsibility for
educational costs. However, we realize that many families are unable to immediately fund the entire cost of
NRI participates in many financial assistance programs, including Federal Title IV aid, to those who qualify.
Many NRI students supplement Title IV aid with other financial assistance programs such as employer
reimbursement, veteran benefits, agency sponsorship, and other educational financing sources. Some of the other.  financial aid resources are:


  • FAFSA (Federal Student Aid)

    • Pell Grants

    • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans

    • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

    • Direct PLUS loans for parents of qualified dependent students

  • Florida Bright Futures Grant

  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

  • Veteran Benefits (VA)

  • Independent Scholarships

*Payment arrangements will be made on an individual basis.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Before applying for Financial Aid you must be accepted to NRI Institute of Health Sciences.

In addition you must be eligible to apply. Below you will find the requirements:

  1. You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program and maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school.

   2. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.


   3. You must have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the 

       Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of


If you have already have been accepted to NRI Institute of Health Sciences and need help applying for Financial Aid, please contact our Financial Aid department.

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