First-generation BSN student Marianna Colon shares her journey to being an empathetic and compassionate nurse through volunteering and the Grenada study abroad program.
Why a UF BSN Degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognizes the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice.
UF BSN Degree Tracks
For students enrolled at UF or transfer students who have completed all lower division and pre-professional requirements.
For students who already have a 4-year degree in another field and have completed all pre-professional requirements
This track, offered via UF Online, is designed for registered nurses who have earned an Associates Degree in Nursing.
UF College of nursing benefits
- UF BSN graduates average high scores on the NCLEX licensing exam
- More than 70% of undergraduates go onto graduate study within three years
- UF is the state’s flagship university
- Opportunities to explore nursing research and science with esteemed faculty researchers
- Nursing simulation and technology allow for students’ enhancement of skills learned in the clinical setting
- Active nursing student organizations that embrace community service and encourage participation in professional nursing organizations
- Opportunities for leadership and mentorship: Gator Nurse Ambassador program and Gator Nurse mentorship program
- Access to a world-class teaching hospital and health system
- Opportunity to be part of an innovative model of clinical education: Academic Partnership Unit
- Honors program (for Traditional BSN students)
Questions? Contact Us
The Doctor of Nursing Practice and baccalaureate programs at the University of Florida College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.