Applying to the College of Nursing
Process for University of Florida Students
UF students who wish to enter the BSN program should declare themselves as nursing majors as early as possible in their UF career prior to 60 credits while completing all required UF admissions and College of Nursing pre-professional criteria. UF nursing majors are encouraged to contact the pre-nursing advisor for advising after completing 15 credit hours at UF. All non-nursing majors wishing to change their major to nursing must call the pre-nursing advisor for an appointment to review eligibility.
Nursing majors admitted to the College must complete general education and pre-professional requirements as freshmen and sophomores. Tracking standards for continuation are established for nursing majors, and continuing students are monitored by the college. Universal tracking audits that identify progress toward the degree are posted on ISIS at the end of each fall and spring semester. Critical tracking criteria are outlined in the UF Catalog.Students begin professional nursing studies in the fall semester of the junior year.
Process for Transfer Students
The baccalaureate program is a high demand, limited access program. Because of limited enrollment and large volume of applicants, many qualified transfer applicants are unable to be admitted to the College of Nursing upper division courses. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to the generic baccalaureate nursing program, we advise prospective applicants to seek admission to several other baccalaureate nursing programs. The College of Nursing Admissions Office is unable to provide any predictions as to the decisions made by the committee, nor to speculate on the likelihood of the acceptance or denial of any applicant.
Students wishing to transfer to the College of Nursing at the junior level from any other educational institution must apply to the University of Florida indicating nursing as their major. Students attending four-year colleges in Florida or out-of-state institutions must complete 60 semester hours, taking courses similar to those outlined in the Admission Criteria. The UF Undergraduate Catalog Transfer Admissions Information »
Admission evaluation factors include academic record, cumulative grade point average, performance in pre-professional courses, extent to which the applicant exceeds minimum requirement, relevant achievement or experiences and career goals.
Transfer students must submit a UF Undergraduate Application and application fee to the UF Office of Admissions, along with transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The deadline for this application is March 1st. Application downloads and the UF Office of Admissions mailing address can be found at http://www.reg.ufl.edu/regadmi.htm
All Applicants to the College of Nursing
Beginning this year the College of Nursing will be using the NursingCAS centralized application service. All students applying for Fall 2015 must complete this application in order to be eligible for admissions consideration to the Fall 2015 Generic BSN program. The deadline to complete the NursingCAS application is Sunday April 5th, 2015.
What is NursingCAS?
NursingCAS is the nation’s only online application service for individuals applying to nursing programs offered at all levels. The service helps to streamline the application process while providing guidance, updates, and supports to applicants every step of the way. On NursingCAS you will be able view our program details, requirements, deadlines, tracks offered and other important information.
When can I start my application on NursingCAS?
Applicants may create an account on NursingCAS and start their application now, please ensure that you use the following link: https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux. Note that applicants are charged a fee to use NursingCAS. For undergraduate level degree programs, you will be charged $45 for the first degree selected and $30 for each additional degree selected.
When you create your NursingCAS account the first page you will be directed to the “Full Programs List” where you can search for and select your program(s) of interest. If you have already created your NursingCAS account you can navigate to “Full Programs List” by clicking on the “Manage My Programs” button on the application homepage. In the “Program Materials” section for any programs selected you can view the full details and requirements on the program homepage.
Currently enrolled University of Florida students will complete the Generic BSN (Current University of Florida Students Only) application.
Students wishing to transfer to the University of Florida College of Nursing from any other educational institutions will complete Generic BSN (Transfer Students Only) application.
Who should I contact with questions about NursingCAS once I start my application?
NursingCAS has a dedicated customer service team available to applicants. Contact customer service for any questions or concerns including inquires about application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, upload documents, or submit reference requests.
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