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Admission Criteria

Criteria for admission to the Accelerated Baccalaureate program include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field other than nursing.
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, calculated on the most recent 60 credits taken toward the bachelor’s degree or cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on masters or doctoral degree.
  • The University of Florida requires proficiency in spoken and written English. This helps ensure that students who speak English as a second language are able to participate fully in university life, both in and out of class. Applicants from countries, including Puerto Rico, where English is not the official language must submit language testing scores compliant with the following university expectations:
Please Note: As of September 21st, 2015 the GRE will no longer be required for admissions consideration to the Accelerated BSN program.


The six prerequisite courses need to have been completed within the past seven years with at least a C grade or better. These courses may have been completed at the University or Community College level. All courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to the Summer term you are applying for. These courses should meet the following guidelines:

  • Anatomy & Physiology One: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Anatomy & Physiology Two: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Microbiology: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Statistics: 3 Credits
  • Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology: 3 Credits
  • Human Nutrition: 3 Credits
  • Epidemiology Recommended, not Required

Any specific questions regarding course equivalency for use towards any of the prerequisites will require a detailed courses syllabus for use in determining content.