Skip to main content
College of Nursing
Nursing Practice

College of Nursing
UTWR, Room: 3rd floor

Dr. Mary Lou Sole, Dean 
Dr. Maureen Covelli, Chair, Department of Nursing Practice 
Dr. Kelly Allred, Director, Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN Programs 
Phone: 407-823-2744 

For individuals who are not Registered Nurses. The College of Nursing has a demanding curriculum. The classes are work-intensive and courses include clinical practice in a variety of settings. Due to this, it is strongly recommended that students be at least one-year post-high school prior to applying to the basic nursing program. Students with concerns or questions should contact the College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Services Office for an appointment with an academic advisor. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. The Nursing (B.S.N.) program will meet the educational eligibility criteria for the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for obtaining a license to practice as a registered nurse in Florida. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit

Nursing RN (B.S.N.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • Acceptance to the university does not constitute admission to the upper division nursing program
  • Separate application to the limited access program must be made directly to the College of Nursing by the posted deadline. For application deadlines, please visit
  • Admission to the University must also be completed by the program application deadline.
  • All general education, foreign language, and program prerequisite requirements must be completed prior to the start of the program. Students who transfer with an AA degree and will be pursuing a BS degree must meet the University foreign language admission requirements for graduation.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • A standardized test and predetermined cutoff score will be required for acceptance to the College of Nursing. Information regarding this test can be found at
  • All applicants are encouraged to attend an information session, prior to submitting the application.
  • Criminal background checks including fingerprints are required for all applicants to the undergraduate nursing program. The results are reviewed as part of the admission process and may be grounds for denying a student admission to the College of Nursing.
  • At least seven (7) of the eight (8) Common Program Prerequisites must be completed by the program application deadline with at least a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.
  • All 8 prerequisite courses must be completed before program begins.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog year, including any minors
  • Students should consult with a college advisor or Florida College System A.A. transfer advisor regarding completion of General Education requirements and the Common Program Prerequisites
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the nursing major are required for continuation and graduation from the Nursing Program
  • UCF Residency Requirement: 30 hours

Related Programs

Tuition and Fees

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$212.28 per credit hour

Learn more about program tuition and fees.

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$748.89 per credit hour

Learn more about program tuition and fees.

University of Central Florida Colleges