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. Out-of-state instructional limitations apply to this degree program. For more information on this and how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-Nursing-BSN-June2020.pdf
- 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 http://www.nursing.ucf.edu.
- 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 and civic literacy 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 http://www.nursing.ucf.edu.
- All applicants are encouraged to attend an information session, prior to submitting the application.
- Criminal background checks including fingerprints are required for conditional admission 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.
- 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
Undergraduate Application Deadlines
- May 1
- November 1
- March 1
- July 1
- November 1
- March 1
- March 1
- September 1
- January 1
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