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Admission Criteria

Admission is dependent upon completion of 60 semester hours, which includes both UF admission requirements as well as College of Nursing pre-professional courses. UF general education required courses are detailed in the UF catalog.

Enrollment is limited due to availability of clinical learning facilities and the availability of qualified faculty to maintain appropriate faculty-to-student ratios in all clinical practice settings. Due to this limited enrollment and a large volume of applications, UF students must meet tracking requirements by the end of the spring semester, sophomore year, to be considered for admission.
Please Note: Students who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a subject unrelated to nursing are only eligible for the Accelerated BSN program, not the Generic BSN.

Pre-professional requirements specific to the nursing major include:

  • 3 credits of social and behavioral science with prefix of PSY, SOP or SYG
  • 3 credits of physical or biological sciences with prefix of BSC, CHM or PHY
  • 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: 3 Credits
  • Human Nutrition: 3 Credits
  • Epidemiology Recommended, not Required

Minimally, the following criteria must be met:

  • Completion of two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 semester hours at the post-secondary level, or documentation of an equivalent level of proficiency.
  • An overall GPA of at least 2.8.
  • A GPA of at least 2.8 in all required pre-professional courses.
  • A grade of C or better in all required pre-professional courses.
  • Satisfactory completion of communication and computation requirements

Dual Enrollment Students

Students who have an AA degree from a dual enrollment program, including the majority of prerequisite courses for the Generic BSN program, will be permitted, if admitted to UF as Freshman, to apply for admission to the upper division nursing major during the Spring Semester of their Freshman year. Students meeting these requirements must work with the College of Nursing Undergraduate Advisor to develop an academic plan of at least 12 credit hours in each of the Fall and Spring Semesters of their Freshman year. This plan should include completion of all required nursing prerequisite courses. If the student achieves a 3.3 overall and 3.3 pre-professional GPA, including both the AA courses and courses taken during the Freshman year, he/she will be considered a native (UF), on-track pre-nursing student for purposes of nursing upper division admission consideration.