About the RN to bsn program

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The RN to BSN track, offered part-time via UF Online, is designed for registered nurses who have earned an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Nurses holding an active RN license and who are currently practicing are eligible to apply. This program takes their nursing degree to the next level and prepares graduates to:

  • Enter professional positions in a variety of care settings with clients of all ages from diverse populations
  • Advance to a graduate degree program in nursing

Curriculum and Coursework

This fully online curriculum will provide you with the analytical and information-management skills to go further in your endeavors. With an elite UF degree, you will have the credentials to become an even greater leader in your field — delivering high-quality care to those who need it most.

  • To complete the BSN, students must meet all State of Florida General Education course requirements. Students admitted to the RN to BSN program without an AA degree or who do not meet UF Transfer Admissions Requirements must complete General Education Courses in addition to College of Nursing RN to BSN program coursework. At the conclusion of all education requirements, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree by the University of Florida.

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Admissions Criteria

All applicants must meet the following admission criteria for the University of Florida RN to BSN track:

University of Florida Transfer Admission Requirements: UF Transfer Admissions Requirements. 

  • An associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited program*
  • A GPA of 2.8 or higher in all nursing (NUR) coursework from the ASN awarding program
  • Active, unencumbered Florida RN license or enhanced licensure through the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) by the file completion deadline for the spring term

*In order to be eligible for the RN to BSN program, applicants must have completed an AS degree from an NLNAC or ACEN accredited program.

Program Prerequisites

Proof of enrollment in and/or completion of the following required prerequisite courses, (all with an earned grade of C or higher):

  • 3 credits of Psychology, Social Psychology, or Sociology course  with prefix of PSY, SOP or SYG
  • 3 credits of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course with prefix of BSC, CHM or PHY
  • 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology One (including a lab component)
  • 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology Two (including a lab component)
  • 3 credits of Human Growth and Development OR Developmental Psychology
  • 4 credits of Microbiology (including a lab component)
  • 3 credits of Human Nutrition
  • 3 credits of Statistics

Important Notification: All admitted nursing students, regardless of campus status, are required to complete a background check, mandatory immunization verification (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Influenza, Tetanus, Tuberculosis) , finger printing and drug screening. Additionally, all students will be required to provide proof of current health insurance. Upon admission into the program, students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.

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Ready to apply

Students who meet the minimum criteria must complete the UF Online application prior to completing the College of Nursing application. Follow the steps below to successfully apply to the RN-BSN Program.

The UF Online application is now open for the RN to BSN Spring 2022 cycle. Preference is given to applicants who submit all application materials by August 30. After September 27, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

The application process for the RN to BSN track is as follows:

  • Step 1: Submit the UF Online Application by the Spring Application Deadline.
  • Step 2: Send official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any necessary test scores to the University of Florida. Please refer to the How to Apply webpage for more information.
  • Step 3: Submit digital documents on your application status page.
    • Complete the RN to BSN Supplemental form including:
      • Upload a CV or resume
      • Upload a Statement of Goals

Note: All documents required for Step 2 and 3 must be received by the University of Florida by the Spring File Completion Deadline.

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.