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The School of Nursing (SON) proudly offers a variety of degree tracks to meet the needs of the regional healthcare community. All prospective applicants for the SON are expected to fully review all of the information related to the degree track sought as provided through our comprehensive webpages.  For specific admission requirements and steps, please click on the track name below to expand the information. Be sure to access all embedded links. Additionally, important dates may be accessed here or through the "About" option on the ribbon menu near the top of this page while answers to FAQs may be found here or through the menu on the left of this page.  Again, all applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions area prior to submitting an application to the university for a Nursing program.

Questions regarding admission to the Nurse Anesthesiology track may be directed to NAP Admissions while questions regarding admission to all other nursing tracks* may be directed to Nursing Admissions Please note that there is not a separate nursing program application for any of our degree tracks except for the Nurse Anesthesiology track.  The Nurse Anesthesiology track now requires application via NursingCAS; please see below for more details.

Candidates seeking online, distance learning options who do not reside in Florida are encouraged to first review the State Authorization page for distance learning before making application.

Candidates who use a clearinghouse for transcript delivery should be advised that transcripts should never be directed to the program or to Nursing Admissions. Rather, undergraduate applicants should verify the correct email for this with the One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 and graduate applicants with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. Misdirected transcripts cannot be processed or forwarded by the School of Nursing.

*Those who have started undergraduate nursing courses in another BSN program and wish to transfer should review the FAQs linked above on this page prior to making any application to UNF for the Nursing program.  Those who have started graduate nursing courses in another MSN or DNP program and wish to transfer should contact Nursing Admissions prior to application.

  • Regular Prelicensure BSN

    Admission Access

    The seats for this track are limited by student-to-faculty ratio guidelines for clinical education settings. Minimum standards for safety are set by the Florida Legislature, and additional determinations for safe practice are made by the program with direction and recommendation from the hospitals, the community of interest, and our partners. We currently offer up to 60 Regular Prelicensure seats each semester (spring, summer, & fall) at the main campus in Jacksonville.

    Further, the Regular Prelicensure track is designed for students who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree and want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).  Entry to this track begins at no earlier than 60 semester hours completed, and beginning with Spring 2023 applications, this track is not open to post-baccalaureate students seeking a second baccalaureate degree.  

    Effective for Fall 2023, admission will be offered to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis rather than through queued decisions or competitive ranking of candidates; once the allotted seats for the semester are full, the School of Nursing will maintain a waiting list of qualified alternates.  To be considered a qualified applicant, candidates must meet the listed cumulative undergraduate GPA and B.S.N. prerequisite GPA at the time of application as well as have a minimum of five (5) of the eight (8)--including no less than three (3) of the four (4) sciences--B.S.N. prerequisite courses completed at that time.  Any remaining B.S.N. prerequisite courses as well as all General Education and Gordon Rule requirements must be met in full with a minimum grade of C prior to matriculating in the program.  These requirements are further explained on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Satisfy UNF General Education & Gordon Rule requirements prior to program matriculation with:
      1. Sixty (60) semester hours of courses that fulfill General Education & Florida Gordon Rule per the UNF catalog -OR- 
      2. An Associate of Arts (A.A.) from a Florida public institution;
    2. Hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 at the time of application and through the application deadline; and, 
    3. Complete of all BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C" and a prerequisite GPA of at least 3.20.*

    *Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.  The minimum BSN PRQ course count completion requirement is detailed in the FAQs.  Further, the program reserves the right to resume the interview process in the future should it deem that phase as necessary.

    How to Apply

    1. Make application to UNF using one of the appropriate university forms linked below:
      1. Online Version
      2. Change of Major completed with a Brooks College of Health academic advisor for current UNF students
       
    2. Pay $30 UNF application fee (new & returning applicants). This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 regarding acceptable payment methods and policies regarding who must pay the fee.
    3. Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled at during your academic career (even if you withdrew and received no credit).
      1. NOTE: this includes individual records for dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, AICE, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc.
      2. For all courses taken outside of the United States, please submit official copies of course-by-course foreign college evaluations from approved agencies such as Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services (the acceptability of evaluations from other organizations may be checked with One-Stop Student Services). 
      3. Transcripts are all due to One-Stop Student Services by the deadline. Late materials will not be accepted or considered.

        PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING.

        Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your application portal or with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 or with the One-Stop Contact Form.

        University of North Florida, Attn: One-Stop Student Services, 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224

    Items Required if Admitted

    If admitted to the Regular Prelicensure BSN track, there will be several things required before starting classes or clinicals, which will be fully addressed once RSVPs are complete:

    1. Proof of current CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, and 2-person;
    2. TB skin test or chest x-ray (negative for active disease) within the previous 12 months;
    3. Immunization (with titer proof) against Hepatitis B;
    4. Positive Varicella (chicken pox) titer (vaccine, then titer if necessary);
    5. Tetanus/Diphtheria: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) booster within the previous two (2) years OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the preceding five (5) years;
    6. Seasonal influenza vaccination; 
    7. Health report indicating that there is no health condition present that would prohibit providing patient care;
    8. Background check (fingerprinting required as part of this); and,
    9. 12 panel drug screen

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program. 

    Note that these materials are not required to apply; rather, they are required if admitted to the program. After receiving one's RSVP for his/her seat in the program, the School of Nursing will send out welcome details via email.

  • Accelerated Prelicensure BSN

    Admission Access

    The seats for this track are limited by student-to-faculty ratio guidelines for clinical education settings. Minimum standards for safety are set by the Florida Legislature, and additional determinations for safe practice are made by the program with direction and recommendation from the hospitals, the community of interest, and our partners. We currently offer up to 50 Accelerated Prelicensure (APL) seats each semester (spring, summer, & fall) at the main campus in Jacksonville.

    Effective for Fall 2023, admission will be offered to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis rather than through queued decisions or competitive ranking of candidates; once the allotted seats for the semester are full, the School of Nursing will maintain a waiting list of qualified alternates.  To be considered a qualified applicant, candidates must meet the listed cumulative undergraduate GPA and B.S.N. prerequisite GPA at the time of application as well as have a minimum of five (5) of the eight (8)--including no less than three (3) of the four (4) sciences--B.S.N. prerequisite courses completed at that time.  Any remaining B.S.N. prerequisite courses as well as all final baccalaureate degree coursework/requirements must be met in full with a minimum grade of C prior to matriculating in the program.  The program understands that final degree proof posts to transcript records in different timeframes and will vary by institution.  These requirements are further explained on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Graduate from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor with a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation in the program;
    2. Hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 at the time of application and through the application deadline; and,
    3. Complete of all nursing prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C" and a prerequisite GPA of at least 3.20.*

    *Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.  The minimum BSN PRQ course count completion requirement is detailed in the FAQs.  The program reserves the right to resume the interview process in the future should it deem that phase as necessary.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply to UNF.
    2. Pay $30 UNF application fee (new & returning applicants). This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 regarding acceptable payment methods and policies regarding who must pay the fee.
    3. Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled at during your academic career (even if you withdrew and received no credit).
      1. NOTE: this includes individual records for dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, AICE, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc.
      2. For all courses taken outside of the United States, please submit official copies of course-by-course foreign college evaluations from approved agencies such as Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services (the acceptability of evaluations from other organizations may be checked with One-Stop Student Services).  
      3. Transcripts are all due to One-Stop Student Services by the deadline. Late materials will not be accepted or considered. 

        PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING.

        Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your myWings account or with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 or with the One-Stop Contact Form.

         University of North Florida, Attn: One-Stop Student Services, 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224

    Items Required if Admitted

    If admitted to the Accelerated Prelicensure BSN track there will be several things required by the School of Nursing ahead of starting classes or clinicals, which will be covered fully in the welcome packet once RSVPs are complete:

    1. Proof of current CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, and 2-person;
    2. TB skin test or chest x-ray (negative for active disease) within the previous 12 months;
    3. Immunization (with titer proof) against Hepatitis B;
    4. Positive Varicella (chicken pox) titer (vaccine, then titer if necessary);
    5. Tetanus/Diphtheria: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) booster within the previous two (2) years OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the preceding five (5) years;
    6. Seasonal influenza vaccination; 
    7. Health report indicating that there is no health condition present that would prohibit providing patient care;
    8. Background check (fingerprinting required as part of this); and,
    9. 12 panel drug screen

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

    Note that these materials are not required to apply; rather, they are required if admitted to the program. After receiving one's RSVP for his/her seat in the program, the School of Nursing will send out welcome packets via email.

  • Freshman Admit Nursing Program

    Admission Access

    Each year, a large number of students apply for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, and there are often many more qualified applicants than the number of seats available in the program.  The seats for this track are limited by student-to-faculty ratio guidelines for clinical education settings. Minimum standards for safety are set by the Florida Legislature, and additional determinations for safe practice are made by the program with direction and recommendation from the hospitals, the community of interest, and our partners. We currently offer approximately 50 FAN seats each fall (August).  

    Because grades are a predictor of success in the program as well as on the national licensing exam, they play an important role in the admissions process.  One's weighted high school cumulative GPA is used as part of the admission process as a pre-nursing student at UNF.  The pre-nursing designation now requires a minimum 3.80 weighted high school cumulative GPA to be admitted.  For FAN consideration above and beyond standard pre-nursing admission, one's high school science GPA as well as SAT &/or ACT scores are used to qualify candidates for a potential admission interview.  Additionally, applicants may be asked to submit documentation beyond the minimum requirements in order to assist in the selection process.  Letters of recommendation and resumes are neither requested nor encouraged.

    Please note, students who enroll in the FAN track and exit without completing it cannot apply for admission into the Regular Prelicensure (RPL) BSN track at a later date.  If an applicant is earning more than 30 college credits while enrolled in high school, consider applying for the RPL BSN track.  Those coming into UNF from high school with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) earned through dual enrollment at a Florida public institution should request consideration for the RPL BSN track instead, too.

    Admission Requirements

     Freshman admission requirements for the university are located at this web page Freshman admission requirements. Consideration for the FAN track currently requires:

    1. Admission to UNF as pre-nursing major (requires minimum 3.80 weighted high school GPA) for the fall semester;
    2. Combined ACT minimum score of 24 or combined SAT minimum score of 1180; and,
    3. Minimum 4.00 weighted high school science GPA*.

    *Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.  Admission offers for this program will now be handled at the university level; the university will release the first batch of Fall 2024 decisions on or around Nov. 15, 2023, and then they will offer rolling admission notices after that date.  Question may be directed to admissions@unf.edu

    Items Required if Admitted

    If admitted to the FAN BSN track, there will be several things required prior to beginning the first clinical course in the program, which will be fully addressed ahead of that enrollment for sophomore year:

    1. Proof of current CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, and 2-person;
    2. TB skin test or chest x-ray (negative for active disease) within the previous 12 months;
    3. Immunization (with titer proof) against Hepatitis B;
    4. Positive Varicella (chicken pox) titer (vaccine, then titer if necessary);
    5. Tetanus/Diphtheria: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) booster within the previous two (2) years OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the preceding five (5) years;
    6. Seasonal influenza vaccination; 
    7. Health report indicating that there is no health condition present that would prohibit providing patient care;
    8. Background check (fingerprinting required as part of this); and,
    9. 12 panel drug screen.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • RN-BSN Bridge

    Admission Access

    The seats for this track are offered to begin in the first half term of each semester with a choice of full- or part-time enrollment. 

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    Admission Requirements

    1. Active license to practice registered nursing in the applicant's state of residence;
    2. Nursing degree (A.S., A.A.S., or diploma in Nursing) from a nationally accredited nursing program (Not sure about the nursing accreditation? Check with the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing);
    3. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70 (refer to FAQs for a calculation explanation) at the time of the application deadline; and,
    4. Completion of the following requirements with a maximum deficiency of six (6) semester hours:
      • Satisfy UNF General Education & Gordon Rule requirements by one of the following: Sixty (60) semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution that fulfills General Education & Florida Gordon Rule per the UNF Catalog -OR- an Associate of Arts (A.A.) from a Florida public institution; and,
      • Completion of all BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C".
       

    Please note: While foreign language and Civic Literacy are not required for admission to the RN-BSN program, both are required for university graduation. If you are missing foreign language and plan to complete the language requirement while enrolled in the RN-BSN program, the above course requirements (UNF General Education & Gordon Rule, and BSN prerequisite courses) must be completed prior to admission--the maximum deficiency of six (6) semester hours will not apply. Please refer to the FAQs for more information regarding the School of Nursing's policies about enrolling in a maximum of six (6) missing credit hours such as General Education, Florida Gordon Rule, Civic Literacy, foreign language, &/or program prerequisite courses alongside enrollment in the program.

    Students with an A.S.N. or nursing diploma from any nationally accredited nursing program are also encouraged to apply. All transcripts (excluding NUR courses) will be evaluated for transfer credit and adjusted GPA.

    How to Apply:

    1. Apply to UNF. For the online version of the RN-BSN Bridge, please select "Nursing: RN-BSN Bridge, BSN (online, accelerated terms)" from the list of programs.
    2. Pay $30 UNF application fee (new & returning applicants). This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 regarding acceptable payment methods and policies regarding who must pay the fee.
    3. Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled at during your academic career (even if you withdrew and received no credit).
      1. NOTE: this includes individual records for dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, AICE, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc.
      2. For all courses taken outside of the United States, please submit official copies of course-by-course foreign college evaluations from approved agencies such as Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services (the acceptability of evaluations from other organizations may be checked with One-Stop Student Services).
    4. Upload a copy of your current RN licensure or NCLEX-RN appointment proof (refer to FAQs for details regarding acceptable documents) in the application portal.
    5. Transcripts, application fees, and your licensure (or testing appointment) proof are all due to the One-Stop Student Services by the document deadline. Late materials will not be accepted or considered.

    PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIALS TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING. Please use the below address for any submissions by mail. For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555. Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your application portal account.

    University of North Florida

    Attn: One-Stop Student Services

    1 UNF Drive

    Jacksonville, FL 32224

    For assistance with applying, please contact UNF Online at (904) 620-3577 or unfonline@unf.edu

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (Generic)

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track, and admission is offered on a rolling basis.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Note that this particular DNP track does not require entrance exam scores. Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration. Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless specifically requested to do so.

    Those who have questions regarding or need assistance with applying to this DNP track may contact UNF Online at (904) 620-3577 or unfonline@unf.edu

    Admission Requirements

    The program will require specific admission requirements above and beyond the ones currently required by the University. Admission requirements for the generic Post-MSN DNP track include:

    1. Masters degree in Nursing* from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC);
    2. Active national certification** in one of the following roles: CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP (copy of actual certificate showing expiration date is required) for the practice track of this degree program (certification is not required from MSNs seeking the administrative track of this degree program);
    3. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.30;
    4. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse** in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure is required); and,
    5. Current resume or curriculum vitae** of all nursing roles/experiences.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu.  

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

    *International graduate education in Nursing may be considered; however, transcripts must be submitted as official course-by-course foreign college evaluations from an approved U.S. agency such as World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates.  For a full list of approved evaluation agencies, please contact the Graduate School directly.

    **Additional supplemental items must be provided in English.

  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track; however, admission is not rolling.  Rather, decisions will be issued after the deadline closes.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Note that this particular DNP track does not require entrance exam scores. Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration. Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless specifically requested to do so please.

    Admission Requirements

    The program will require specific admission requirements above and beyond the ones currently required by the University. Admission requirements for the Post-MSN PMHNP DNP track include:

    • Masters degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC);
    • Active national certification as a nurse practitioner (copy of actual certification showing expiration date is required).  We will also accept applications from those nationally certified as a CNM, CNS, or CRNA with a B or better in graduate-level coursework for pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and assessment (the assessment course must include across the lifespan);
    • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.50;
    • Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure showing expiration date is required);
    • 2,000 hours in clinical practice as a licensed nurse practitioner (1 year full-time experience) at the time of application;
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae of all nursing roles/experiences;
    • Written essay in APA format not to exceed 500 words and submitted through a separate proctored platform to ensure security and veracity once the application is completed and received; essay to address each of the following areas:
      • Describe your future career plans and how UNF's PMHNP program will help you achieve those career goals;
      • Describe the changes you will make in your personal and professional lives to ensure success in the program given its rigor as a graduate track;
      • Identify one significant contemporary mental health-related issue or problem in U.S. healthcare and explore how members of the nursing profession can help address that issue or solve that problem;and,
    •  Admission interview.

    Applicants who do not meet all of the above admission requirements will not be invited to participate in the proctored essay or interview portion of the selection process.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency. 

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track, and admission is offered on a rolling basis.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless requested to do so please.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the BSN-DNP FNP track must meet general University requirements for admission to graduate studies. In order to be considered for the Family Nurse Practitioner track, the interested applicant must meet these additional requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major (generally the last 60 hours) 
    • One (1) years' experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting (resume no longer than 2 pages in length to only include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position's responsibilities, indication if the position was FT or PT, & an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position)
    • Clear and active licensure as a Registered Nurse in FL; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN upon admission to the program (copy of actual RN license required)
    • An interview may be requested of the applicant at the discretion of the program.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu

    Items Required if Admitted

    If admitted to a graduate track, there will be several things required by the first day of orientation:

    1. CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, & 2-person (must remain current for duration of program enrollment);
    2. Tuberculosis screening: 2-step PPD or one blood assay (BAMT) OR chest x-ray if known TST reactor within the previous 12 months;
    3. Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): Positive IgG titer results (quantitative measures);
    4. Hepatitis B: HBV 3-dose vaccine series AND positive IgG titer (quantitative measures) - OR - HBV 3-dose vaccine with negative titer & repeat 3-dose HBV series with repeat titer;
    5. Varicella (chicken pox): Positive titer (quantitative measures);
    6. Tetanus/Diphtheria: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) booster within previous 2 years OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the preceding 10 years;
    7. Seasonal influenza vaccination; 
    8. Background check (fingerprinting required as part of this); and,
    9. 12-panel drug screen.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • BSN-DNP Anesthesiology Nursing

    How to Apply

    Application Process

    Applicants who meet the admission requirements should complete the steps below to successfully apply:

    Submit a UNF Graduate Admissions Application

    • UNF Graduate Application ($30 application fee)
    • Both a UNF graduate application and NursingCAS must be completed for consideration. All materials must be received by 11:59 PM on Feb. 1, 2024. 
    • NOTE: Other than your GRE scores, do not upload supplemental documentation unless instructed to do so. Required documentation will be uploaded into NursingCAS.
    • Direct UNF admissions questions to the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu
    • Direct program questions to napadmissions@unf.edu

    Submit a NursingCAS Application

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    • NursingCAS Application
      • Students must have their UNF ID number (Example: N12345678) before starting the NursingCAS application. 
      • Create a NursingCAS account and submit the application with fee.
      • Submit all official transcripts to NursingCAS.
        • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
        • High school transcripts are not required.
      • Submit all required supplementary materials in the NursingCAS application. Do not send transcripts or additional documents to UNF Admissions unless specifically requested.
    • For technical questions regarding your NursingCAS account, please contact NursingCAS directly at (617) 612-2880 or nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org

    Required Documentation: All documentation (e.g., transcripts, resume, certifications, etc.) must be submitted to NursingCAS by 11:59 PM Feb. 1, 2024, in order for applications to be considered.  

    Interview Requirement: In addition to fulfilling the application requirements, an in-person interview will be required.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the BSN-DNP Anesthesiology Nursing track must meet general University requirements for admission to graduate studies. In order to be considered for this track, the interested applicant must meet these additional requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (or other appropriate discipline from a regionally accredited institution)
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major (generally the last 60 hours)
    • GRE test scores within the last five (5) years
      • 153 verbal, 150 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion
    • A minimum of two (2) years' experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care setting
      • Resume or CV 1-2 pages in length that includes professional work experience with a brief explanation of each position's responsibilities). No cover page is necessary.
    • Personal statement of 500 words or less describing one's purpose in seeking admission to the CRNA program and preparations made for such academic studies
    • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN or possess a RN license that is from a compact state upon admission to the program (copy of actual RN license)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation and Likert scale ratings are required from individuals qualified to render an opinion regarding your qualification to undertake the study of anesthesia and nursing at the graduate level
    • Admission interview*

    *Applicants who have met the minimum admission requirements may be invited for an interview. Applicants will not be admitted without an interview.

    Casper – Comprehensive Admissions Assessment

    All applicants applying to Anesthesiology Nursing track are required to complete Casper for applications in Spring 2024.

    Casper is a standardized, multi-part online assessment that measures different competencies and attributes that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. Casper will complement the other tools that we use for applicant review and evaluation. In implementing Casper, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

    You will register for Casper for CSP-10101 Professional Health Sciences.

    Access TakeCasper.com to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements, and the Casper assessment.

    Items Required if Admitted

    If admitted to a graduate track, there will be several things required by the first day of orientation:

    1. Current ACLS, BLS, and PALS certification
    2. Tuberculosis screening: 2-step PPD or one blood assay (BAMT) OR chest x-ray if known TST reactor within the previous 12 months;
    3. Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): Positive IgG titer results (quantitative measures);
    4. Hepatitis B: HBV 3-dose vaccine series AND positive IgG titer (quantitative measures) - OR - HBV 3-dose vaccine with negative titer and repeat 3-dose HBV series with repeat titer;
    5. Varicella (chicken pox): Positive titer (quantitative measures);
    6. Tetanus/Diphtheria: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) booster within previous two (2) years OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the preceding 10 years;
    7. Seasonal influenza vaccination;
    8. Background check(fingerprinting required as part of this); and,
    9. 12-panel drug screen.

    Additional Technical Standards Associated with Admission & Retention

    A graduate of the program must be able to fulfill the job description and duties of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. A candidate for the program must have abilities and skills in five categories including: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral/social. Reasonable accommodation for persons with documented disabilities will be considered on an individual basis, but a candidate must be able to perform in an independent manner. More information about the skills and abilities that applicants and students must demonstrate can be found at the Nurse Anesthesia program policies page.

  • Nursing Education MSN

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track, and admission is offered on a rolling basis.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration. Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless requested to do so please.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the BSN-MSN Nursing Education track must meet general University requirements for admission to graduate studies. In order to be considered for the Nursing Education track, the interested applicant must meet these additional requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major (generally the last 60 hours) 
    • One (1) years' experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting (resume no longer than 2 pages in length to only include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position's responsibilities, indication if the position was FT or PT, & an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position)
    • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure is required)
    • An interview may be requested of the applicant  at the discretion of the program.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • Nursing Leadership & Administration MSN

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track, and admission is offered on a rolling basis.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless requested to do so please.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the BSN-MSN Nursing Leadership & Administration track must meet general University requirements for admission to graduate studies. In order to be considered for the Leadership track, the interested applicant must meet these additional requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major (generally the last 60 hours) 
    • One (1) years' experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting (resume no longer than 2 pages in length to only include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position's responsibilities, indication if the position was FT or PT, & an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position)
    • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure is required)
    • An interview may be requested of the applicant  at the discretion of the program.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.

  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    How to Apply

    There is no separate application to this graduate nursing track; however, admission is not rolling.  Rather, decisions will be issued after the deadline closes.  Apply using the steps that follow:

    1. Submit the UNF Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Pay $30 university application fee.
    3. Submit all supplemental items (detailed below) directly to the Graduate School via the application portal or by mail.
    4. Submit official transcripts* for all college credits from each awarding institution to the Graduate School at the following address:

                      University of North Florida
                      Attn: Graduate School
                      1 UNF Drive
                      Jacksonville, FL 32224

     

    Receipt of materials may be verified in the application portal or directly with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360. All materials must be received by the application deadline for consideration. Do not submit materials to the School of Nursing unless requested to do so please.

    Admission Requirements

    The track will require specific admission requirements above and beyond the ones currently required by the University. Admission requirements for the Post-MSN PMHNP Certificate track include:

    • Masters degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC);
    • Active national certification as a nurse practitioner (copy of actual certification showing expiration date is required).  We will also accept applications from those nationally certified as a CNM, CNS, or CRNA with a B or better in graduate-level coursework for pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and assessment (the assessment course must include across the lifespan);
    • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.50;
    • Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure showing expiration date is required);
    • 2,000 hours in clinical practice as a licensed nurse practitioner (1 year full-time experience) at the time of application;
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae of all nursing roles/experiences;
    • Written essay (by invitation) in APA format not to exceed 500 words and submitted through a separate proctored platform to ensure security and veracity once the application is completed and received; essay to address each of the following areas:
      • Describe your future career plans and how UNF's PMHNP program will help you achieve those career goals;
      • Describe the changes you will make in your personal and professional lives to ensure success in the program given its rigor as a graduate track;
      • Identify one significant contemporary mental health-related issue or problem in U.S. healthcare and explore how members of the nursing profession can help address that issue or solve that problem; and,
    •  Admission interview (by invitation).

    Applicants who do not meet all of the above admission requirements will not be invited to participate in the proctored essay or interview portion of the selection process.

    For assistance with self-uploads of materials, please contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 or graduateschool@unf.edu

    Note: Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.

    Additionally, there are specific technology requirements for the program.