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Accelerated Prelicensure BSN

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 (B.S.N.). The Accelerated Prelicensure track is concentrated and can be completed in four (4) consecutive semesters of full-time study, or about 15 months. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. This track is designed for those who will possess a baccalaureate degree in another field before entering. The Accelerated Prelicensure BSN track admits each semester (spring, summer, & fall) with up to 50 seats in each cohort.  Effective for Spring 2025, the School of Nursing will admit the first 50% of available seats for each admission period based on a priority B.S.N. prerequisite coursework GPA of at least 3.60; those applicants who meet the minimum requirements, but not the priority prerequisite GPA requirement will be waitlisted and notified of the program's decision after the deadline.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

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.

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.

Please refer to the FAQ section below for an explanation of costs typically incurred for this degree track.

Program of Study

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Financial Aid

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  • Course Descriptions
    For course descriptions and course searches please view the UNF Course Catalog.
  • Academic Learning Compact
    Visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness website to view the Nursing Academic Learning Compact.
  • Accreditation

    The baccalaureate degree, master's degree, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of North Florida are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

    The UNF Nurse Anesthesiology Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, which may be reached at 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068 or at (847) 692-7050.

    The University of North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Florida.

    Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

  • Important Dates
    We encourage all students to view the Important Dates website.

Contact the Program 

Dr. Beth A. Dibble

Assistant Director of Admissions: Nursing Programs