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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program has a community-based, population-focused curriculum corresponding to changes in healthcare delivery trends. The curriculum helps students understand community environments as well as nurturing and building relationships with community agencies.  Our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.), Florida Board of Nursing, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (CoA-NA.) The School of Nursing is committed to providing opportunities for students to pursue their professional degrees in nursing. The program is designed to encompass both liberal arts and professional studies.

The primary goal of the program is to prepare nurses to practice effectively in a variety of settings and administer nursing care, which promotes, maintains, and restores health to individuals, families and communities. Leadership and a commitment to the profession through research are included in the competencies of the programs. Graduates are prepared to function not only as professional practitioners, but also as educated citizens capable of effecting and dealing with change in society.

Interested candidates should review the essential functions (link will open as a .pdf file) that are necessary of all enrolled nursing students. 


Additionally, please know that the School of Nursing is NOT mandating that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  MyClinicalExchange (myCE) is the website/program that our community facilities utilize for clinical experiences.  When completing your materials in myCE for a clinical placement, you must either upload proof that you have been vaccinated or indicate that you have not been vaccinated. As a function of myCE, you may upload an exemption if you have one.  If you are unvaccinated with an exemption and a facility has not invited you to a clinical experience, the SON will try to find a facility that will allow you inside; however, there are no guarantees and this may ultimately delay your graduation.  Once you have provided your vaccination status/evidence, the third-party facilities will let the SON know whether or not they will allow you to enter and train within the building.  As you may know, more and more facilities are requiring their employees, as well as our clinical students, to be vaccinated.  These are private entities that are not subject to the same rules as state-supported institutions such as UNF.  Should you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Interim Director of the School of Nursing, Dr. Cindy Cummings via email.


Further, the University of North Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the University’s educational programs and activities, and the University is required by Title IX and its implementing federal regulations to not discriminate on that basis.  The requirement not to discriminate also extends to admissions and employment.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education, or both.  UNF’s Title IX Coordinator, Marlynn Jones, may be contacted at 1 UNF Drive, Building 1, Suite 1200, Jacksonville, FL 32224,, 904-620-2507.