This track is for those already holding a baccalaureate degree in another field of study who want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Accelerated Prelicensure track is concentrated and can be completed in 3½ consecutive semesters of full-time study. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX licensing exam for RNs. This track is not designed for those who will not possess a baccalaureate degree in another field before entering. The Accelerated Prelicensure BSN track admits for 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.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 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. Clinical courses will carry a 1:4 credit-to-contact hour ratio. The nursing curriculum is a full-time course of study and follows a specific sequence.
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