fall 2024 admissions


Preference is given to applicants who have submitted all application materials by March 1, 2024. After March 1, applications are accepted on a space-available basis until the final application deadline of June 1, 2024. International applicants should apply as soon as possible to permit adequate time for processing.


about the bsn to PhD program

The BSN to PhD program is a curriculum option for baccalaureate graduates to enter directly into PhD study.

An applicant whose prior academic experience and proposed research focus are congruent with the research focal areas of the College of Nursing will be given priority. This degree program is not for students seeking certification in advanced practice nursing.

admission criteria

Applicants are required to show evidence of the following:

*International students may request an exception to the admission requirement for licensure or eligibility for licensure.

*UF’s TOEFL school code is 5812.

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), fingerprinting, 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.

application process

The application process for the BSN to PhD program is a two-part application process. All applicants are required to complete the following:

  • Submit the University of Florida Graduate Program Application.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended must be sent to the University of Florida in addition to the Graduate Program Application.
    • Any necessary test scores must be sent to the University of Florida in addition to the Graduate Program Application.
    • Please refer to the University of Florida Office of Admissions website for more information.
  • Submit the NursingCAS application for the University of Florida BSN to PhD program.
    • A statement of goals, 3 letters of reference, a CV or resume must be submitted with the NursingCAS application.
      • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the PhD Program Director and/or faculty who have been identified as having a similar research interest and discuss possible dissertation topics and mentorship prior to submitting the admission application.
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are submitted with the NursingCAS application.
    • Please refer to the NursingCAS website for further instructions.
  • Complete an interview with College of Nursing graduate faculty. Once all application materials are received, the College of Nursing will coordinate a virtual or phone interview with you that will take approximately 30-60 minutes. This interview is intended to supplement your application materials and will include questions for you to elaborate on, including such questions as:
    • Can you describe a lived event or encounter that resulted in a new discovery or enrichment of your nursing practice?
    • What are some of your personal attributes that you think will be crucial to your success in the PhD program?
    • Please provide an example of how you’ve shown resilience during your academic education and training?