About the RN to bsn program

spring 2023 admissions


UF Online's RN to BSN program will open for fall applications for the first time in fall 2023. UF Online's RN to BSN program offers a flexible, high-quality, and affordable pathway for licensed and registered nurses in Florida to earn an advanced degree in the nursing field. Our fully-online program is designed for working RNs looking to become leaders in nursing.

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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 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 associate’s 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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tuition and costs

UF Online ranks as the #1 most affordable online college according to AffordableCollegesOnline.org, meaning you can earn a greater degree, for less. And if you’re seeking ways to make your education even more affordable, UF has a variety of financial aid options available.

Admissions Criteria

All applicants must meet the following admission criteria for the UF Online RN to BSN track:

  • 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
    • An active, unencumbered Florida RN license or enhanced licensure through the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) by January 5th.

*To be eligible for the RN to BSN program, applicants must have completed an ASN degree from an ACEN-accredited program.

**ACEN was formally known as the National League for Nursing (1952-1996) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (1996-2013).

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 1 (including a lab component)
  • 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology 2 (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

Transfer credit can be awarded for coursework completed at an accredited college or university, as listed below. Once admitted, UF will evaluate your transfer credits and you’ll have the opportunity to review this information with your academic advisor. Credit is awarded for college-level coursework completed at a U.S. institution of higher education accredited. Please refer to the University of Florida’s Transfer Credit approved list of intuitional accreditors and transfer credits.

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Ready to apply

Admissions to UF Online’s RN to BSN program is offered every spring and fall. The application process for the RN to BSN track is as follows:

Step 1: UF Online Application

  • Before starting the UF Online application, prospective students should review the UF Online How to Apply webpage.
    • This site answers frequently asked questions and provides helpful tips to applicants!
  • Submit Your UF Online Application
    • Once you complete all application sections, you’ll submit the non-refundable $30 application fee online.
  • Your application and fee must be submitted by the UF Online Spring Application Deadline of
    • May 1, 2023, for Fall 2023
    • September 4, 2023, for Spring 2024

Step 2: Send Official Transcripts

  • Send all admissions requirements according to your application type- Please refer to the How to Apply webpage for more information.

Step 3: RN to BSN Supplement Application

  • Review your email for a notification from UF Online giving you access to the supplement application.
  • 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.

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. The College of Nursing follows CDC guidelines and adheres to the safety regulations of our clinical partners. 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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