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Brooks College of Health

Regular Prelicensure BSN

This 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 is not meant for post-baccalaureate students seeking a second baccalaureate degree.  Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

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.  Furthermore, the curriculum also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The Regular Prelicensure (RPL) BSN track admits each semester (spring, summer, & fall) with up to 60 seats available in each of those cohorts.  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. 

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.

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

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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.
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  • 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.
  • TEAS Exam

    The TEAS is the required entrance exam for Regular and Accelerated Prelicensure B.S.N. applicants through Fall 2023. Effective May 2023, the TEAS will not be required for Spring 2024 candidates and beyond.

    Candidates are fully responsible for the details provided in the FAQs section of the SON web pages.  This exam is required of all applicants to the Regular &/or Accelerated Prelicensure tracks. The School of Nursing will accept TEAS versions V, VI, and VII (released on June 3, 2022) as the versions are all comparably scored.  Note that the entrance exam does not take the place of any other admission criteria in the selection process and that there are no substitutions or exemptions for this exam requirement.

    The exam is standardized, timed, multiple-choice, computer-based, and comprised of the following:

    Test Information
    Content Area Number of Test Items through June 2, 2022 Number of Test Items from June 3, 2022 Forward
    Reading 47 39
    Math 32 34
    Science 47 44
    English & Language Usage 24 33
    Total Questions 150 150


    Test items typically cover content from grades 10 - 12 in U.S. high schools. The TEAS composite score (based on the summation of the four section scores) is one ranking factor for admission.

    Each TEAS test section is worth a maximum of 100 points (100%) for a total TEAS score a maximum of 400 points. There is no minimum score required effective Feb. 27, 2023 for the Fall 2023 application pool and beyond.  Our School of Nursing does not consider the "Total Score" listed on the score report.

    Study Materials

    Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI)

    ATI offers two products to help applicants prepare for the TEAS: The test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Study Manual and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Online Practice Assessment. These products can be purchased exclusively at the ATI Online Store. For assistance with product ordering, you may contact ATI toll-free at (800) 667-7531.

    Testing Information

    Testing Periods

    There are no longer set testing periods for the TEAS from the School of Nursing at the University of North Florida; rather, candidates may test at any time up through the application deadline and may submit scores from the previous five (5) years for consideration. 

    Testing Location Options

    Candidates may test with ATI using the new remote proctoring service that was initiated in the Summer of 2020, with PSI, or at alternate locations. To use ATI's new remote proctoring service, please contact ATI directly for assistance.  To find a PSI testing location, please visit To find testing at another academic institution, please contact ATI directly at (800) 667-7531 for assistance. Each site will have its own proctoring fee, which is separate from ATI's exam fee of $55.  Many other institutions across Florida and the country now offer the TEAS, but note that some will only test their own students.  Locally, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) has recently resumed offering the TEAS through their testing office; local testers who wish to use FSCJ's site should contact FSCJ directly.  The UNF School of Nursing is not involved with testing schedules or registration processes.

    Submitting TEAS Scores to the School of Nursing

    Each applicant to the Regular &/or Accelerated Prelicensure BSN tracks is required to submit all TEAS Individual Performance Profiles (IPPs) for the previous five (5) years as part of the application process.  The proper submission method varies by applicant type; please refer to the FAQs for more details.  Only files formatted as the PDF downloadable report from the ATI portal will be accepted; screenshots of the scores from the ATI portal are not acceptable.  Scores must be correctly supplied by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline. The proper score report for each attempt is called the TEAS Individual Performance Profile, which is a vertically-oriented report that shows the four test section scores near the middle of the page.  The TEAS Transcript is not the correct report and will not be accepted.  Deadlines are posted on the Important Dates page. Late scores will not be considered.  

Contact the Program 

Dr. Beth A. Dibble

Assistant Director of Admissions: Nursing Programs