International Students


Felbry College School of Nursing (FCSON) is authorized to enroll international students into its nursing program who meet our general admission requirements and comply with all the guidelines under the United States Federal Law.

All courses are taught in English. Applicants from non-English speaking countries may be required to demonstrate competency in English skills by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams (see “English Proficiency” below).

Eligible Programs

Eligible Programs


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares individuals for the role of a professional nurse. The program combines liberal arts education with nursing knowledge, theory, and research to establish the knowledge base and clinical expertise for the generalist in nursing practice.

The bachelor’s level nurse functions as a provider of care; a designer, manager, and coordinator of care; and a member of the profession.


Practical nurses are essential to the healthcare profession, serving as vital links between physicians, registered nurses, and patients. Practical nurses function as members of the patient care team in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. The practical nurse engages in a multitude of tasks including assisting the patient to learn appropriate self-care techniques; observing, recording, and reporting to appropriate supervisory personnel the patient’s physical and mental condition and any signs and symptoms that may indicate a change in condition; administering medications; performing wound care; and, preparing patients for operative procedures and other treatments.

The Practical Nursing program can be completed in as little as 12 months. All courses in this program are offered on campus. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a Diploma in Practical Nursing. In order to obtain the required license to work as a practical nurse in the State of Ohio, the graduate must take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam.

F1 student are eligible to enroll into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (AAS)
M1 students are eligible to enroll into the Practical Nursing Program (PN)

Program Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (AAS)

The graduate of the AAS program is expected to:

  •  Perform patient care within the prescribed legal and ethical guidelines and scope of practice.
  • Apply evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the basic biological, physical, social, behavioral, and technological sciences to support clinical decision- making in order to provide accurate and safe nursing care.
  • Utilize the nursing process in clinical decision making to promote the achievement of successful patient outcomes.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to ensure cohesive and coordinated care for optimal patient outcomes.
  • Provide accurate, safe and cost-effective nursing care when implementing the prescribed treatment plan in order to assist patients and their families in coping and adapting to changes in health status.
  • Demonstrate cultural, spiritual and mental health needs for diverse patient populations.
  • Demonstrate caring behaviors in interaction with patients, families and support persons.
  • Utilize effective communication in interactions with the client, significant support persons, and members of the healthcare team to support optimal patient health outcomes.
Practical Nursing Program (PN)

The graduate of the Practical Nursing program is expected to:

  • Function within the legal and ethical scope of practice for the licensed practical nurse in Ohio.
  • Apply knowledge from the basic biological, physical, social, behavioral, and technological sciences.
  • Apply principles of microbiology, nutrition, and pharmacology in the care of the assigned client throughout the lifespan.
  • Utilize the nursing process in meeting the various nursing care needs of diverse socio-cultural populations across the life span.
  • Provide safe, caring interventions to clients/families during states of health and health deviation to promote self-care.
  • Integrate critical thinking when incorporating knowledge from nursing and related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate strategies to promote, maintain, and restore health.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the values of nursing as a caring profession.
  • Utilize effective communication skills to interact with clients/families and other members of the healthcare team

Admissions Requirements

A student who meets the following criteria is eligible for admission at Felbry College School of Nursing:

  • 1
    Meet the entrance examination requirement for the use of English language
  • 2
    Provide an official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (School Certificate or Diploma).
  • 3
    Provide an official High School Transcript evaluated by SpanTran or WES.
  • 4
    Submission of an overall band score of at least 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
  • 5
    Submission of an earned Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL.
  • 6
    Provide a Notarized statement of financial support for tuition and fees and all living expenses or a certified government sponsor letter indicating that tuition will be paid in advance (Form 1-134 may be used).


Transcripts must be evaluated by SpanTran or WES and sent directly to Felbry College School of Nursing. SpanTran has created a custom application for Felbry that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application – Felbry College School of Nursing

Students are expected to complete all requirements for admission at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester. A student will not be permitted to register for courses until all requirements have been met.

Completion Requirements

Completion Requirements


The student must completely satisfy the following requirements for completion of either the Practical Nursing (PN) or the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) programs for graduation from the college, and to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination NCLEX-PN, or NCLEX-RN).

1. Students must satisfactorily pass all courses with a final grade of (78%) or better and earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher. For courses with a clinical or lab component, each component must be satisfactorily passed for the student to receive a passing grade for the course. Failure of any component results in failure of 2. the course, regardless of the grade average already earned for the remainder of the course.
In the final course of the program, a national NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN performance predictor exam is used as an exit exam. Students must complete the exam with a standardized passing score as recommended by the assessment company and stated in order to pass the exam
Because the exam is comprehensive, covering all courses taught in the program, students will be given a baseline exam ( MOCK) and two final attempts to pass the exam.
Failure to pass the exam will result in a failing grade and repeating the course at own expense. Students who fail the course a second time will be dismissed from the program.

3. Discharge all financial obligations and pay all outstanding fees.

4. File a graduation application.

5. Upon successful completion of the above requirements;

Submit a completed Graduate Audit Form.

The Program Administrator will submit a program completion certificate to the Ohio Board of Nursing that the student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN.

6. Graduates are responsible for filing their own applications to take the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN and for paying all associated fees.

7. Felbry College will reimburse the cost of the NCLEX-RN OR NCLEX-PN to any graduate who takes and successfully passes the exam within three (3) months of completing the program.

Note: Felbry College reserves the right to require additional testing to assess NCLEX readiness for graduates that do not submit a completed Graduate Audit Form within three (3) months of completing the last semester of the program.

Request for Information

Office of International Student Programs

Phone: (614) 781-1085
Fax: 614-929-3816

WhatsApp Number: (614) 736-7434

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