The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognizes the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice.
Nurses with BSN degrees are well-prepared to meet the demands placed on today’s nurse. BSN nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion, and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
The UF College of Nursing offers the flagship nursing program in the state of Florida and gives nursing students access to a unique variety of educational and clinical experiences as well as a wealth of expert nursing faculty and technological resources. UF nursing students have excellent opportunities to explore nursing research and science, be professionally involved with student and professional governance, and have access to clinical experiences with patients across the life and cultural span.
The baccalaureate program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the
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