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Nursing BS

Admission and Advising Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree students interested in pursuing a nursing degree must be accepted for admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program before a student may enroll in nursing courses. All admission requirements must be completed as listed below before admission will be granted. Students are strongly encouraged to work with an advisor through

Admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program will be based on various academic/personal requirements. Admission to the Nursing program also requires the Kaplan Pre-Admissions Test at student’s expense. Please see the School of Nursing website, to obtain additional information about admission criteria, the application process, application deadlines and course sequencing.

Admission is competitive and due to the large number of students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program, not all applicants can be admitted.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program for those not licensed as a registered professional nurse (RN) include:

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

All courses in this table must be completed with a grade of C or better (not a C-).

  • These courses must be completed before application.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA or better is required on these courses for Nursing Program admission.
    • MATH 254
    • CHEM 101 with lab or CHEM 111 with lab
    • BIOL 227, BIOL 228
    • HLTH 207
  • These courses need to be completed before an application.
    • ENGL 101, ENGL 102
    • PSYC 101
    • UF 100*
    • HLTH 207
    • SOC 101 or 102 or 230 (FS)
  • These courses must be completed before or during the semester of application into the Nursing Program.
    • UF 200*
    • BIOL 205
    • HLTH 300

*Students transferring from another institution and those who already have at least an academic associate of science or an associate of arts degree, and are general education core certified, do not need to take these courses prior to admission. For more details see:

Nursing BS
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
FN CHEM 101, 101L Introduction to Chemistry & Lab or
FN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology3
FS SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or
FS SOC 102 Social Problems or
FS SOC 230 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
FS SOCWRK 101 Introduction to Social Welfare
BIOL 205 Introductory Microbiology4
BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
HLTH 207 Nutrition3
HLTH 300 Pathophysiology4
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
NURS 105 Interprofessional Patient Care Skills Lab2
NURS 226 Essentials of Communication in Professional Nursing3
NURS 228, 229 Health Assessment and Lab3
NURS 230 Dosage Calculations for Nurses1
NURS 232, 233 Foundations of Nursing Care and Lab4
NURS 330 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurses3
NURS 332, 333 Nursing in Health and Illness I and Lab6
NURS 334, 335 Behavioral Health Nursing and Lab4
NURS 342, 343 Nursing in Health and Illness II and Lab6
NURS 344, 345 Child and Family Nursing and Lab6
NURS 392 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 414 Critical Thinking Synthesis1
NURS 416, 417 Community & Public Health Nursing & Lab6
NURS 420 Policy, Power, and Voice3
NURS 422 Care Coordination and Resource Management3
NURS 424 Nursing Leadership & Management3
NURS 427 Clinical Preceptorship5
NURS 428 Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging2
NURS 430 Selected Topics in Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations1
Electives to total 120 credits0-1
Nursing students must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in all nursing (NURS) courses.