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Brooks College of Health

School of Nursing

Explore Our Accredited Nursing Programs: Embracing Healthcare Trends and Community Connections

The School of Nursing offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our programs have 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. 

The programs offered by the School of Nursing are accredited; those details may be located here.  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.

Why UNF School of Nursing

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Preparing Nurses for Effective Practice and Leadership

The primary goal of our programs 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 skills and technical standards that are necessary of all enrolled nursing students.

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UNF School or Nursing Mission

To educate nursing students at the beginning and advanced levels through excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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UNF School or Nursing Vision

To be a center for excellence in nursing education; recognized for innovation, scholarship, and service in the preparation of professional nurses who advocate for health and who collaboratively care for individuals, families, communities, and populations throughout the life cycle in a variety of settings.

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UNF School or Nursing Values

The School fosters a commitment to values, attitudes, and ethical dimensions, including integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, and social justice which are hallmarks of professional nursing. The School is committed to upholding and maintaining both professional nursing standards and a code of ethics for nursing.

Nursing Programs

  • Minimum Age Notification

    Please know that the School of Nursing (SON) does not have a minimum age for enrollment. As part of the nursing curriculum, you will need to complete required clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities. These clinical partners may have a minimum age requirement of 18 years or older for any student completing a clinical rotation. If you are under 18 years of age at the time of your rotation, the SON will try to find a facility that will allow you inside; however, there are no guarantees, and this may ultimately result in delays to your graduation or removal from the program. Should you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Director of the School of Nursing, Dr. Michelle Edmonds, via email.

  • Equal Opportunity & Inclusion
    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.  Please note that this office cannot answer questions about the program for prospective students.  Instead, please navigate to the "Contact" menu above to obtain the proper list of School of Nursing contacts.

Giving Back

Gifts to the School of Nursing provide critical funding for student scholarships and enhance existing programs far beyond what is possible using state allocations alone.

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