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About FNU

As a preeminent institution of higher education, Florida National University seeks to prepare graduates for career success through a combination of exceptional faculty and skill-building curriculum.

Located in metropolitan Miami, our warm and attentive staff and welcoming environment attract a diverse group of students from South Florida, across the country and around the world. We believe our students are our most valuable asset, and it is our goal to help them reach their professional goals.

Enriching Our Community

Mission Statement

Florida National University seeks to enrich our community, the country and the world by providing education to a diverse population. Through the employment and development of proficient teachers and scholars, we strive to prepare every student for employment in their chosen career, advancing their studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for success.

We strive to provide the educational facilities and resources to support intensive study with the latest technology and small class sizes that will foster a quality university education according to each student’s personal goals.

Deeply Rooted in South Florida

FNU History

Florida National University first opened its doors on January 4, 1988 under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, María C. Regueiro and Omar Sánchez. Florida International Institute, as it was then known, offered business, computer, dental, electronics (now discontinued), medical, paralegal, and travel programs.

The institution soon became Florida International College and finally, in September 1989, Florida National College. The Flagler Campus opened in Miami on March 3, 1989, and a third location, the Bird Road Campus, opened in Miami on March 5, 1990.

Florida National College officially changed its name to Florida National University on March 24, 2012, after receiving approval by its accrediting agency to offer programs at a more advanced degree level. Presently, FNU consists of three physical campuses and our online learning division that offer six master’s degree programs, seven graduate certificate programs, 13 bachelor’s degree programs, 23 associate degree programs, 10 diploma programs and nine certificate programs.

Accreditation, Licenses, and Approvals

Florida National University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida National University.

Florida National University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, (850) 245-3200.

In accordance with appropriate regulations, Florida National University is approved for veterans training by the State of Florida, Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Petersburg, Florida 33731, (727) 319-7402.

Florida National University is authorized by Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Florida National University is listed in the Classification of Colleges and Universities of the Carnegie Foundation.

Florida National University’s Nursing Division has four licenses: one for the Hialeah Campus (for the BSN program), two for the South Campus (one for the BSN program and one for the ADN program), and one for the Training Center for the ADN. All licenses are issued by The Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN C02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

The Associate in Science, Nursing program at Florida National University, at the Training Center, located in Hialeah, Florida is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate in science nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:  ACEN Nursing Accredited Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Florida National University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Florida National University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy Program at Florida National University, Hialeah Campus, FL 33012 has received Initial Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( 1248 Harwood road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835. This accreditation recognizes the program’s compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Florida National University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (305) 821-3333 ext. 1051 or email

Florida National University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.