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Undergraduate Program: Freshman Admit Nursing (Prelicensure) B.S.N.

The School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate nursing program with a freshman admission concentration in the Prelicensure track for students who want to prepare for a dynamic, exciting career in nursing. The curriculum provides a strong scientific base of study with a diverse array of clinical experiences and unique opportunities to work with vulnerable and under-served populations through a community-based approach. 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 the nursing program.  The curriculum also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.


The Freshman Admit Nursing (FAN) concentration of the Prelicensure BSN track is for first-time in college (FTIC) students and offers fall admission annually. The program is cohort-based, and each future cohort will admit 28-35 students.  Once admitted into the FAN track, progression is according to a specific course sequence, which cannot be accelerated.  Please note, students who begin the FAN track cannot leave it and then later apply for admission to the Regular Prelicensure B.S.N. track.


Please refer to the FAQs linked through the left-hand menu for an explanation of costs typically incurred for this degree track; these are applicable at the point when FAN students begin taking clinical courses. This information is provided under the Regular and Accelerated Prelicensure FAQs area as FAN students are technically a type of Regular Prelicensure student.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completion of program in four (4) years with a spring graduation
  • Starting the first fall semester, FAN students take one (1) nursing course every semester for the first three (3) semesters with the exception of the summer between freshman spring semester and sophomore fall semester. They will be fully enrolled in nursing courses from their sophomore year, summer semester forward.
  • All BSN prerequisites must be completed by the end of the sophomore year, spring semester while students may finish any remaining General Education/Gordon Rule courses during their third (3rd) or fourth (4th) year.
  • Admitted FAN students must attain at least a 3.00 cumulative undergraduate GPA and BSN prerequisite GPA at the end of the sophomore year, spring semester to remain in the FAN program.
  • Once the clinical courses have begun, all nursing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to progress.

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.

Nursing: Freshman Admit Nursing (FAN) (BS in Nursing)

Program Description for Nursing

Major: Nursing Concentration: Freshman Admit Nursing (FAN) 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 3.20 or higher prerequisite GPA for consideration at the time of the application deadline in addition to the minimum cumulative GPA required (3.00 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.

Non-UNF courses do not appear on degree evaluations until UNF receives and processes official transcripts with final grades in your file.

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.
Prerequisite: PSY2012

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.
Prerequisites: BSC1010c and CHM1025/1025L or CHM2045/2045L

BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)

BSCX085c, BSCX085/X085L, BSCX093c, BSCX093/X093L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Human Anatomy.
Prerequisite: BSC1010c

BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

BSCX086c, BSCX086/X086L, BSCX094c, BSCX094/X094L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology.
Prerequisite: BSC2085c

SELECT Additional science course

Any CHMXXXX, BCHXXXX, BSCXXXX, PCBXXXX, or PHYXXXX with a minimum of 3 credit hours is acceptable.

Freshman Year Fall Semester (16 credits)

Freshman year/Fall semester

NUR1010 Introduction to Nursing (3 Credits)

ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose (3 Credits)

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

MAC1105 (GM) College Algebra (3 Credits)

HUN2201 Basic Prin Human Nutrition (3 Credits)

Freshman Year Spring Semester (16 credits)

Freshman year/Spring semester

BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)

CHEMISTRY Intro to Chemistry with lab

CHM1025/1025L Intro to Chemistry with lab OR CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry I with lab

ENC1143 (GW) Evidence and Style (3 Credits)

PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)

GEN ED Diversity and Difference

Freshman Year Summer Semester (4 credits)

Freshman year/Summer semester

MCB2010C Microbiology (4 Credits)

Sophomore Year Fall Semester (16 credits)

Sophomore year/Fall semester

NUR3825 Concepts of Prof Nursing (3 Credits)

BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psych (3 Credits)

STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)

GENERAL ED 3rd English

Sophomore Year Spring Semester (12 credits)

Sophomore year/Spring semester
All BSN program prerequisites must be completed by the end of Sophomore year/Spring semester. BSN-FAN students must attain college cumulative GPA and BSN prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of Sophomore year/Spring semester in order to remain in the program.

NUR4826 Ethical-Legal Conc in Nsg Hlth (2 Credits)

SELECT a course from the following:

  • POS2041 Intro to American Government
  • AMH2020 US History Since 1877

GENERAL ED Humanities

Select one course from the following:

  • PHI2010 Intro to Philosophy
  • MUL2010 Intro to Music Literature

ELECTIVE Any course at 1000-4000 level

Need 4 credits

Sophomore Year Summer Semester (12 credits)

Sophomore year/Summer semester

NUR3619 Family/Community Assessment (3-4 Credits)

NUR3028L Fund Nursing Concepts Practice (4-5 Credits)

NUR3128 Pharm Concepts for Nurse Prac (2 Credits)

NUR3065L Health Assessment (3 Credits)

Junior Year Fall Semester (12 credits)

Junior year/Fall semester

NUR3531C Psych Mental Hlt Nsg Con Prac (3 Credits)

NUR3219C Chronic Rehab Nsg Conc Prac (4-5 Credits)

NUR3166 Introduction to Nursing Sci (2-3 Credits)

ELECTIVE Any course at 1000-4000 level

Need 2 credits

Junior Year Spring Semester (11 credits)

Junior year/Spring semester

NUR3255C Med Surg Nsg Conc Prac (5-6 Credits)

NUR4491C Women's Hlth Nsg Conc and Prac (3 Credits)

NUR4168 Research Translation (1 Credit)

ELECTIVE Any course at 1000-4000 level

Need 1-2 credits, depends on which Chemistry course you take in freshman year.

Junior Year Summer Semester

Junior year/Summer semester


Senior Year Fall Semester (11 credits)

Senior year/Fall semester

NUR4256C Complex Nursing Concept/Prac (5-6 Credits)

NUR4351C Pediatric Nsg Conc and Prac (3 Credits)

NUR4827 Ldrshp Mgmt Concepts Nursing (3 Credits)

Senior Year Spring Semester (10 credits)

Senior year/Spring semester

NUR4636C Comm Partnerships/Nur Practice (4-5 Credits)

NUR4945C Profession Nursing Integration (3-7 Credits)