Bachelor of Science (BSN)

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.

Why Gator Nursing?

Ashley Hartley

“Clincal faculty really want to see us succeed and invest their time and efforts into making sure what they are doing is benefiting us.”

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UF College of Nursing Benefits

  • UF BSN graduates average high scores on NCLEX licensing exam
  • More than 70 percent of undergraduates go onto graduate study within 3 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 which 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)

Care. Lead. Inspire

Marianna Colon

First-generation BSN student Marianna Colon shares her journey to being an empathetic and compassionate nurse through volunteering and the Grenada study abroad program.

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UF BSN Degree Tracks

Traditional BSN

For students enrolled at UF or transfer students who have completed all lower division and pre-professional requirements.

BSN Degree

Accelerated BSN

For students who already have a 4-year degree in another field and have completed all pre-professional requirements

PhD Program

RN to BSN

This track, offered via UF Online, is designed for registered nurses who have earned an Associates Degree in Nursing.

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Questions? Contact Us

The baccalaureate program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.


The baccalaureate program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.