Admission Criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination minimum scores of 160 verbal and 148 quantitative sections. Analytic section is required.
  • Eligibility for RN licensure in Florida.*
  • International students or students whose native language is not English, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (computer-based=213, paper-based=550, or web-based=80) including the TOEFL iBT Speaking Component (minimum score = 26); or a 6 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or a 77 on Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB); or successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute Program is required.
  • International students or students whose native language is not English with unsatisfactory scores on the TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Speaking Component, IELTS, or MELAB; unsuccessful completion of the UF English Language Institute Program; or an unacceptable score on the verbal part of the GRE must achieve an acceptable score on an essay administered by the Academic Written English Program at UF.
  • Students must be either a U.S. Citizen, legal U.S. resident or hold a valid visa.

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