New Admissions Procedure for Foreign Physicians at FNU

A diverse group of doctors weaing blue scrubs looking at the cameraFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2016

Florida National University Announces

New Admissions Procedure for

Foreign Physicians


Florida National University provides an equal admissions process for international medical students

HIALEAH, FL – Florida National University (FNU) is proud to highlight the opportunities we now have available for foreign physicians now residing in the United States of America (USA). As of July 2016, foreign physicians who reside in the USA that would like to be engaged in the health service field can now choose to pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing with a concentration in General Family Nurse Practitioner at FNU.

“The foreign physician applicants may choose to enroll in any of our nursing programs. [FNU] does not have a special track just for foreign physicians; they have to complete the same core courses for the [nursing] program that they select.” Dr. Caridad M. Hernandez, Vice President of Academic Affairs said. Students will find the tracks offered very attractive when they transfer most of the previous general education courses from their translated and evaluated foreign credentials.

As with any transferring student, the transcript presented must be thoroughly reviewed in order to determine what level of education the applicant will be placed in and which program will be the best fit for him or her.

“So far, most of the foreign physicians that have recently applied want the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).” Dr. Hernandez said. Every case is individually analyzed, especially for those applicants that already hold a Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Even though foreign physicians have graduated and possibly even practiced medicine in their own country, there are certain criterions of education that must be met in the US. FNU works diligently in helping foreign physicians transition to become part of the Health Sciences field in the USA.

Contact Dr. Hernandez for more information about FNU’s new admissions process for foreign physicians.

Contact Information:
Caridad M. Hernandez, Ed. D.
Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Florida National University
4425 West Jose Regueiro Ave (20th)
Hialeah, Fl. 33012
305-821-3333 ext. 1050

About FNU:

The purpose of FNU is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. FNU strives to prepare students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies.

FNU strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive study sessions in order to foster a quality education according to the student’s personal goals and the advancement of modern technology.

Furthermore, FNU provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.