• Undergraduate Program
    Regular Prelicensure BSN

    This track is for first-time nursing students (college juniors and above) who want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX licensing exam for RNs. The curriculum provides a strong scientific base of study with a diversity of clinical experiences and unique opportunities to work with vulnerable and underserved populations. The curriculum is community-based in that it supports engagement with the community throughout the nursing major by nurturing and building relationships with community agencies consistently over time through an innovative home-basing of students in a designated community for the entire length of their nursing program.  The Regular Prelicensure BSN track admits for the summer (May start) and fall (August start) annually.  Each cohort has 36 seats based on clinical groups of nine (9).  Spring admission is not available for this track.


    Furthermore, the curriculum also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.


    Check out the Real Story as presented by the UNF Student Nurses' Association Breakthrough to Nursing Committee.


    Two types of courses make up the nursing curriculum: professional courses and clinical/laboratory courses. Clinical/laboratory courses are distinguished by the C or L that follows the course number. The nursing curriculum is a full-time course of study and follows a specific sequence.


    Program of Study

  • Major: Nursing
    Concentration: Prelicensure Nursing
    Degree: BS in Nursing
    Prerequisites (27 credits)
    Attention Regular & Accelerated Prelicensure BSN applicants ONLY: In progress enrollment does not constitute completion/meeting your prerequisite requirements. You must successfully complete all required coursework to remain a viable School of Nursing applicant. You must maintain a 2.90 or higher prerequisite GPA for consideration at the time of the application deadline in addition to the minimum cumulative GPA required (2.90 for Regular Prelicensure; 3.20 for Accelerated Prelicensure). At least 5 of the 8 nursing-specific prerequisite courses, including no less than 3 of the 4 required science courses (MCB, A&P I w/lab, A&P II w/lab, & Additional Science), must be completed by the application deadline. Proof of enrollment in all remaining courses must be supplied to the School of Nursing Admissions Office by the deadline.
    SELECT One social science course
    Any PSYXXXX, SOPXXXX, or SYGXXXX is acceptable.
    **PSY2012 is a required prerequisite to DEP3054 at UNF.
    DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psych (3 Credits)
    DEPX004, DEPX054, DEPX000, DEPX414, or any Human Growth and Development across the Life Span may be substituted for DEP3054.
    STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)
    STAX014, STAX023, STAX122, STAX022, or any Statistic course maybe be substituted for STA 2014.
    HUN2201 Basic Prin Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
    HUNX201, NURX192 or any Human Nutrition course may be substituted for HUN 2201.
    MCB2010C Microbiology (4 Credits)
    MCBX010C, MCBX010/X010L, MCBX013c, MCBX013/X013L, MCBX000/X000L, MCBX004/X004L, or any Microbiology with lab may be substituted for MCB 2010C.
    **If taking MCB course at UNF, BSC1010c and CHM2045/2045L are required prerequisites.
    BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
    BSCX085c, BSCX085/X085L, BSCX093c, BSCX093/X093L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Human Anatomy.
    BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)
    BSCX086c, BSCX086/X086L, BSCX094c, BSCX094/X094L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology.
    SELECT Additional science course
    Any CHMXXXX, BCHXXXX, BSCXXXX, PCBXXXX, or PHYXXXX with a minimum of 3 credit hours is acceptable.
    1st Semester (12 credits)
    Summer or Fall semester
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    NUR3028L Nursing Competencies (2 Credits)
    NUR3065L Health Assessment (3 Credits)
    NUR3118L Clinical Nursing Practice (2 Credits)
    NUR3619 Family/Community Assessment (3-4 Credits)
    NUR3825 Socialization Prof Nursing (2 Credits)
    2nd Semester (13 credits)
    Fall or Spring semester
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    NUR3166 Nursing Science I (1 Credit)
    NUR3128 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology (4 Credits)
    NUR3531C Psych Mental Hlth Nursing (4 Credits)
    NUR3219C Adult Hlth I Rehab Nsg Concept (4 Credits)
    3rd Semester (13 credits)
    Spring or Fall semester
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    NUR3167 Nursing Science II (2 Credits)
    NUR3255C Adult Hlth II Med Surg Nsg Con (9 Credits)
    NUR4826 Applied Nursing Ethics (2 Credits)
    4th Semester (13 credits)
    Fall or Spring semester
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    NUR4351C Pediatric Nsg Conc and Prac (3 Credits)
    NUR4491C Women's Hlth Nsg Conc and Prac (3 Credits)
    NUR4827 Leadership/Mgmt in Nursing (3 Credits)
    NUR4168 Nursing Science III (1 Credit)
    5th Semester (12 credits)
    Spring or Summer semester
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    NUR4636C Comm Partnerships/Nur Practice (5 Credits)
    NUR4945C Profession Nursing Integration (3-7 Credits)