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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements by Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The program will require specific admission requirements above and beyond the ones currently required by the University.

Admission requirements for the DNP include:

  • Master's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE
  • Active national certification in one of the following APRN roles: NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP (copy of actual certificate is required)
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.30
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure is required)
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae; and
  • Two (2) letters of reference, preferably one professional and one academic, which address clinical skills and academic ability.
  • A completed Enrollment Selection Form

RN-BSN

  • Active license to practice registered nursing in the applicant's state of residence
  • Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program (Not sure about the nursing accreditation? Check here)
  • Satisfy UNF General Education & Gordon Rule requirements by one of the following*:
    • Sixty (60) semester hours of coursework with the satisfaction of UNF General Education & Gordon Rule per the UNF catalog

      -OR-

    • Present an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public institution
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.80; and
  • Completion of all BSN nursing prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C" .
  • A completed Enrollment Selection Form

*Students may finish an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree at another FL state school to satisfy UNF General Education & Gordon Rule requirements while enrolled in the RN-BSN curriculum. However, the AA degree must be completed by the end of the fourth (4th) part-of-term enrollment period. Students wanting to take the remaining General Ed/Gordon Rule courses at UNF must complete the requirements prior to enrolling in the RN-BSN curriculum. Transient enrollment requests will be required for courses taken at another institution while enrolled at UNF. Confirmation of enrollment in, or plans for, the remaining courses needed to complete these requirements at another regionally accredited institution must be submitted to onlinebsn@unf.edu. the confirmation letter should include 1) courses remaining to complete the degree; 2) expected completion date; 3) advisor's signature. further, the confirmation letter must be on the institution's official letterhead; please use this Microsoft word template.

Students with an AS from any regionally accredited institution and nationally accredited nursing program are also encouraged to apply. AS transcripts (excluding NUR courses) will be evaluated for transfer credit and adjusted GPA.

Note that while foreign language is not required for admission to the online RN-BSN cohorts, it must be satisfied by the end of the fourth (4th) module in order to graduate. Candidates may consult the UNF Undergraduate Catalog online or review our FAQ document to see how this requirement may be satisfied.

Questions regarding missing courses/prerequisites? Contact OnlineBSN@unf.edu.

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