About the RN to bsn program

Fall 2024 Admissions

FALL 2024 APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

UF Online's RN to BSN program is your pathway to advancing your nursing career. Now accepting applications for 2024, our flexible, high-quality and affordable program is designed for licensed and registered nurses in Florida seeking an advanced nursing degree.

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Unlock Your Nursing Potential with UF Online’s RN to BSN Program

RN to BSN Track Overview:

  • Part-time, offered via UF Online
  • Designed for registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Eligible for actively practicing RNs

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Enter professional positions in various care settings with diverse populations
  • Advance to a graduate degree program in nursing

Curriculum and Coursework

This fully online curriculum equips you with analytical and information-management skills, positioning you as a leader in delivering high-quality care. Completion of State of Florida General Education course requirements is essential, and students without an associate’s degree will need to fulfill additional general education courses

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tuition and costs

UF Online is ranked as the #1 most affordable online college, ensuring you can earn a superior degree for less. Explore various financial aid options to make your education even more affordable.

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

FRESHMEN & LOWER DIVISION TRANSFER APPLICANTS

At this time, UF Online is only able to accept students who have an active, unencumbered Florida RN license or enhanced licensure through the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). For full details, read about our application process below.

UPPER DIVISION & SECOND BACHELOR’S TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor’s degree seeking applicants are required to have:

  • 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) (license must be earned by end of first semester in UF Online).
  • Proof of enrollment in and/or completion of the following required prerequisite courses, (all with an earned grade of C or higher):
    • A three credit Psychology, Social Psychology, or Sociology course
    • A three credit Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course (in addition to the other course requirements)
    • Anatomy & Physiology One: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Anatomy & Physiology Two: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Microbiology: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Statistics: 3 Credits
    • Human Growth and Development OR Developmental Psychology: 3 Credits
    • Human Nutrition: 3 Credits

*Note:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

**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.

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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ARE THERE ANY CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS NURSING DEGREE?

The RN to BSN curriculum requires students to satisfy a total of 90 clinical hours. In the first semester, NUR 3066C: Health Assessment, 45 hours will be obtained through virtual simulation. In the fourth semester, NUR 4636C: Population Health, 45 hours are obtained through independent clinical experience. Students must choose a zip code within proximity of their current location, travel throughout the semester to the zip code, and complete a clinical project from their informal observations of the community.

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

WHAT IS THE NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS?

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

  • Step 1: Submit the UF Online 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 Application 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 File Completion Deadline.

Important Notification: All admitted UF Online RN to BSN 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 fees associated with these requirements are $195. 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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