Program at a Glance
Program at a Glance
- Online Bachelor's
Make a difference in the lives of patients.
Nationwide, there is a call to increase the number of RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to 80 percent by 2020.
Nurses with BSN degrees are:
- in high demand,
- better prepared to manage the increasing complexity of 21st century healthcare, and
- better positioned for advancement in clinical and leadership roles.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is very demanding with a strong emphasis on the sciences. The BSN program provides a strong foundation for advancement into leadership positions and graduate studies.
Get a head-start on a graduate degree while an undergraduate student, and complete your future MSN or DNP in less time. Students in the online RN to BSN program or online Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN program may substitute up to 9 credit hours – or 3 classes – of graduate course work at UCF that would later transfer toward an MSN or DNP degree. Graduate tuition rates will apply to these 3 graduate courses. See the Plan of Study for more details.
UCF Online offers an RN to BSN program for registered nurses, as well as a Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN program for students who are enrolled in an articulated A.S. in Nursing program at a Florida College System institution.
RN to BSN Program
The post-licensure RN to BSN degree completion program is designed for registered nurses. The College of Nursing will validate previous coursework and will award up to 29 credits for prior learning. Eligible applicants must complete all required prerequisites before the program begins with at least a 2.0 GPA or better in each course and have a 2.8 overall GPA.
Students can get a head start on a nursing graduate degree by substituting up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework while enrolled in UCF’s RN to BSN program.
The RN to BSN program is available online or can be completed face-to-face on select regional campuses. Some courses are also taught at the Health First Education Center in Melbourne. The program consists of 30 credit hours of coursework that can be completed in as quickly as three semesters or as slowly as 10 semesters, depending on the number of classes taken per term.
Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN Program
The Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN degree completion program is designed for students who have completed at least one semester in a statewide articulated A.S. in Nursing from a Florida College System institution. Eligible applicants must complete all required prerequisites before the program begins with at least a 2.0 GPA or better in each course and have a 3.0 overall GPA.
This program allows simultaneous enrollment in both associate and baccalaureate nursing programs. Students will earn the B.S.N. degree months earlier than with a traditional RN to BSN program.
The Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN can be completed completely online with no in-person class time or meetings required. Courses for this online track are typically taken in as few as six semesters. Each Plan of Study is individualized in consultation with an advisor.
Students can get a head start on a nursing graduate degree by substituting up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework while enrolled in UCF’s Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN program.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an innovative program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. We welcome you to begin your application today.
Are you an RN with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree?
There’s a graduate program available for you.
Licensed RNs who have completed an AS in Nursing or diploma nursing program and have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree may apply to a MSN or DNP program with prerequisite courses.
Note — UCF is currently accepting applications for this program from individuals who reside in Florida, as well as other member states of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) nurse-licensure compact. Visit the NCSBN website to view the full list of states included.
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