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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.  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.

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 skills and technical standards that are necessary of all enrolled nursing students.

COVID Notice 

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 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, eoi@unf.edu, 904-620-2507.        

 

Accreditation Visit Notice

The University of North Florida's School of Nursing will be hosting a team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from Oct. 31, 2022 through Nov. 2, 2022.  This visit will review the Master of Science in Nursing and the Post-Graduate APRN (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) Certificate programs for initial accreditation.


Constituents or interested parties of these programs are invited to submit written third-party comments to CCNE by Oct. 10, 2022 (or 21 days prior to the initial day of the on-site visit).  To be accepted, comments must be signed and submitted in English, consistent with the CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.  CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.  During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards.


If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.  Or if you prefer, mail comments to:


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn:  Third-Party Comments

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC  20001


If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at (202) 887-6791 x268.