For individuals who are not Registered Nurses but who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher education (meeting university transfer eligibility requirements). The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. The Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree 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
- Acceptance to the university does not constitute admission to the upper division nursing program
- Separate application to the limited access accelerated second degree Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) option must be made directly to the College of Nursing prior to the posted deadline of the year of admission is sought. For application deadlines, please visit http://www.nursing.ucf.edu/.
- Admission to the university must also be completed by the program application deadline.
- Students who have never attended the University of Central Florida as degree seeking undergraduate students must apply to the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a second degree-seeking student.
- Students who have attended the University of Central Florida as degree seeking undergraduate students should apply through the Registrar's Office. These students complete the "Readmission Application" form.
- Students must receive a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher education (meeting university transfer eligibility requirements) prior to the start of the program.
- All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 higher 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 an advisor in the College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Services Office for clarification of questions regarding prerequisite requirements.
- 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 (if applicable)
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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