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Brooks College of Health
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Limited Access Programs

School of Nursing

Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

School of Nursing

R.N.- B.S.N. Bridge

Curriculum Plan

Admission Requirements
The seats for this track are limited each term by the size of the facility utilized for the cohort. Each cohort can typically accommodate 50 students; seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants. Cohorts will not begin with less than 25 enrolled students.

    Admission Requirements

  1. Active license to practice registered nursing in the applicant's state of residence;
  2. Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program;
  3. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.80*; 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 fulfill General Education & Gordon Rule per the UNF Catalog -OR- an Associate of Arts (A.A.), from a Florida public institution;
     
  • Satisfy Florida Civic Literacy requirement before the final master term in the RN-BSN program; and,
  • Completion of BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C".

This GPA requirement is in effect through the Fall 2021 application pool; applicants for Spring 2022 and beyond will only be required to have a 2.70 cumulative undergraduate GPA for consideration.

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 requirement (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 School of Nursing’s online FAQs for more information regarding the policies about enrolling in a maximum of six (6) missing credit hours such as General Education, Gordon Rule, Civic Literacy, foreign language, &/or program prerequisite courses alongside enrollment in the program.

Students may be approved to finish a maximum of 6 semester hours remaining Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, civic literacy, foreign language, or UNF General Education &/or Gordon Rule semester hours while enrolled in the RN-BSN program, either at UNF or another accredited institution, with the exception of those who are also missing foreign language. While foreign language and Civic Literacy are not required for admission to the RN-BSN program, both are required for university graduation.  If students are missing civic literacy and plan to complete the civic literacy requirement while enrolled in the RN-BSN program, the maximum deficiency of six (6) semester hours changes to a maximum of three (3) semester hours. If students are missing foreign language and plan to complete the foreign language requirement while enrolled in the RN-BSN program, all of the above course requirements other than civic literacy (UNF General Education & Gordon Rule and BSN prerequisite courses) must be completed prior to the admission--the maximum deficiency of six (6) semester hours will not apply. If students are missing both civic literacy and foreign language, all other course requirements (UNF General Education & Gordon Rule, and BSN prerequisite courses) must be completed prior to the admission - the maximum deficiency of six (6) semester hours will not apply. Candidates may consult the UNF Undergraduate Catalog online or review our FAQ document to see how this requirement may be satisfied. 

Prior to admission, the Academic Advisor for Online Programs will work with applicants on developing an approved plan for completion of their missing requirements. Missing requirements must be completed by the student’s second (2nd) semester in the program. Students missing more than 6 semester hours will discuss a plan with the Online Program Coordinator to complete their excess requirements prior to admission into the RN-BSN program.

Transient enrollment requests will be required for courses taken at another institution while enrolled at UNF. Confirmation of enrollment in, or plans for, the remaining courses needed to complete these requirements at another regionally accredited institution must be submitted to onlinenursing@unf.edu. Final transcripts for courses taken at all institutions outside of UNF must be submitted to the One-Stop Student Services. Additional details regarding this policy and practice may be obtained from onlinenursing@unf.edu.

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

Freshman Admit Nursing (FAN) B.S.N. 

 Curriculum Plan

Limited Access Admission  

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 24-30 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 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 ACT &/or ACT scores are used to qualify candidates for a potential admission interview.  Overall high school GPA, high school science GPA, and TEAS scores will be considered for final selection along with interview scores.  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.  If selected for an interview, applicants must be available during a designated window--typically a Saturday morning in mid-February.

Please note, students who begin the FAN track cannot then 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.

BSN-FAN curriculum

  • Completion of program in four (4) years with a spring graduation 
  • Starting the first fall semester at UNF, FAN students take (one) 1 upper-level nursing course every semester for the first three (3) semesters with the exception of the summer between freshman and sophomore years. They will be fully enrolled in nursing courses from their Sophomore year/Spring semester forward.  
  • All BSN prerequisites must be completed by the end of Sophomore year/Fall semester, while students may finish any remaining General Education courses during their 3rd or 4th year.  
  • Admitted FAN students must attain 3.0 or higher in college cumulative GPA and BSN prerequisite GPA at the end of Sophomore year/Fall semester to remain in the program.
  • Once the clinical courses have begun, all nursing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to progress. 

Admission Requirements

Interview invitations are based on performance in high school and SAT and/or ACT scores as noted in the above details.   

  1. Admission to UNF by December 1st of the year prior to entry as a pre-nursing major (required 3.80 weighted high school GPA) for the fall semester;      
  2. Combined ACT scores greater than 24 or combined SAT greater than 1100;
  3. High School Science GPA greater than 4.0 (weighted), and; 
  4. If selected for on-campus interview, student must take Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) version V or VI prior to the interview and by the deadline established by the School of Nursing. 

*Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program. 

**If earning more than 30 college credits while in high school, consider applying to Regular Prelicensure BSN track. Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program.  Those coming into UNF from high school with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) earned through dual enrollment should request consideration for the Regular Prelicensure BSN track instead.

Regular Prelicensure B.S.N.

Curriculum Plan

Limited Access Admission

The Florida Board of Nursing governs the number of first-time nursing students admitted to all nursing programs in the state of Florida. UNF abides by the following rules for limited access programs:

Students who have graduated from a Florida community college with an AA degree or those who have successfully completed 60+ semester hours of course work at a public university, state college, or community college in Florida will receive priority for admission over other applicants.

  • Selection criteria will not discriminate against Florida community college transfer students in favor of public university students who are applying for admission or who plan to continue enrollment after completion of 60 semester hours at the lower division level.
  • Where necessary to achieve established equal access enrollment goals, some students may be admitted to the program using different criteria.

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 36 Regular Prelicensure seats each summer (May) and each fall (August). 

     Admission Requirements*  

  1. Satisfy UNF General Education & Gordon Rule requirements prior to program matriculation with: Sixty (60) semester hours of courses that fulfill General Education & Gordon Rule Writing per the UNF catalog-OR- an Associate of Arts (A.A.) from a Florida public institution;
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.90**;
  3. Complete of all BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than “C” and a prerequisite GPA of at least 2.90*** (refer to FAQs for more details regarding GPA & prerequisite course policies)
  4. Complete the Test ofEssential Academic Skills (TEAS ®) version V or VI (scores are comparably scaled) within the last five (5) years with a minimum score of 300.00**** & the submission of the TEAS Individual Performance Profiles (IPPs) directly to the program by the deadline (refer to FAQs for more details).

*Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program.

**The cumulative GPA requirement for this track will increase on June 2, 2021 for the 2022 application pools from 2.90 to 3.00.

***The prerequisite GPA requirement for this track will increase on June 2, 2021 for the 2022 application pools from 2.90 to 3.20.

****The TEAS requirement for this track will increase on June 2, 2021 for the 2022 application pools from 300.00 to 315.00.


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Accelerated Prelicensure B.S.N.

Curriculum Plan

Limited Access Admission
The Florida Board of Nursing governs the number of first-time nursing students admitted to all nursing programs in the state of Florida. 

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 36 Accelerated Prelicensure (APL) seats each summer (May) and each fall (August). Candidates for the APL track are automatically considered for the Regular Prelicensure (RPL) track simultaneously. 

   Admission Requirements*

  1. Graduate from a regionally accredited institution with a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation in the program;
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.20;
  3. Complete of all nursing prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C" and a prerequisite GPA of at least 2.90** (refer to FAQs for more details regarding GPA and prerequisite course policies);
  4. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) version V or VI (scores are comparably scaled)  within the past five (5) years with a minimum score of 300.00*** and the submission of the TEAS Individual Performance Profiles (IPPs) directly to the program by the deadline (refer to FAQs for more details).

*Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program.

**The prerequisite GPA requirement for this track will increase on June 2, 2021 for the 2022 application pools from 2.90 to 3.20.

***The TEAS requirement for this track will increase on June 2, 2021 for the 2022 application pools from 300.00 to 315.00.

B.S.N. Prerequisite Requirements  (all tracks)

Course     Title  Credits
*PSY, SYG, SOP         Social Science                3
DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psychology       3
STA2014                         Statistics 3
HUN2201 Human Nutrition 3
MCB2010C Microbiology & lab 4
BSC2085C Anatomy & Physiology I & lab     4
BSC2086C Anatomy & Physiology II & lab 4
**BCH, BSC, CHM, PCB, or PHY      Additional Science 3-4
   Total 27

*PSY may be required as a prerequisite to DEP3054.

**Note that CHM1025/CHM1025L is required as one of the prerequisites to MCB2010C enrollment at UNF. While CHM1020, CHM1025, or CHM1032 will meet this category in general, applicants are cautioned to check that they have satisfied the specific requirements to allow them to enroll in MCB at their institution of choice.  

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Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health; Concentration in Exercise Science

Limited Access Criteria

Due to the exceptional number of applicants, the Exercise Science Program at UNF has been designated as a “limited access” Program and abides by the rules for “limited access” Programs established by the Florida Board of Governors as follows:

  1. Students who have graduated from a Florida Community college with an Associate in Arts degree or those who have successfully completed 60 or more semester hours of course work at public universities in Florida will receive priority for admission over other applicants. 
  2. Selection criteria will not discriminate against Florida community college transfer students in favor of public university students who are applying for admission or plan to continue enrollment after completion of 60 semester hours at the lower division level. 
  3. Where necessary to achieve established equal access enrollment goals, some students may be admitted to the Program using different criteria.

Successful completion of admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. Approximately 90 new students are admitted each year from a competitive applicant pool.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Exercise Science Program, each applicant must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Attainment of minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
  • Completion of and attainment of minimum of a “C” grade or higher on the following prerequisite courses no later than the summer term, prior to fall admission.
    • BSCX085/BSCX085L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
    • BSCX086/BSCX086L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab 
    • CHMX045/CHMX045L - General Chemistry and Lab (Please note: CHM1032c does not fulfill the Chemistry requirement)
    • MACX105 - College Algebra 
    • PSY2012 - Intro to Psychology
    • HUN2201 - Human Nutrition
    • SPC2608 - Fundamentals of Speech 
    • STA2014 - Elementary Statistics 
     
  • Completion of all general education and prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the Exercise Science courses. 
  • Six of the eight prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. The remaining prerequisite(s) must be completed no later than summer term, prior to fall admission. 
  • Demonstration of communication and interpersonal skills during an interview, if requested. 
  • Applicants who apply while still enrolled or plan to enroll in general education and/or prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a minimum grade of “C” or higher on the prerequisites above and with a minimum 2.75 GPA overall. 
  • Submission of all official transcripts, UNF application, and documentation by May 1st of the year of application

How to Apply

  1. Make application to UNF using one of the appropriate university forms linked below:
    • Online Version (recommended)
    • Change of Major completed with UNF Academic Advisor for currently enrolled UNF students 
     
  2. Pay $30 UNF application fee. This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with the 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). NOTE: This includes dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc. 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 the One-Stop Student Services). 
  4. Transcripts are all due to the One-Stop Student Services by the deadline. Late materials will not be accepted or considered. Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your myWings account or with the One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555.  
  5. Submit Grade Report if you are taking a course where final grades/transcripts will not be available by the May 1st/ August 6th grade report deadline.   

Decision Timeline

Applicants who apply while still enrolled or plan to enroll in general education and/or prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a minimum grade of “C” or higher on the prerequisites above and with a minimum 2.75 GPA overall.

Application Deadline: May 1st. Interested students who miss the deadline of May 1st can contact the Exercise Science Program at esadmissions@unf.edu.

Deadline for updated transcripts from non-UNF schools for spring grades is no later than 2nd Friday in May. Deadline for updated transcripts from non-UNF schools for summer grades is no later than 2nd Friday in August. If official transcripts are not available, applicants are required to complete a grade report as stated below:

This form is only necessary for Exercise Science applicants taking courses outside of UNF in the spring/summer term of the same year that admission is sought for the program. The applicant should fill in all information except for the grade and missing assignments; that information should be filled in by the course instructor. Forms should be supplied to the Brooks College of Health Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences Office by mail, in person, via email or fax. Do not mail this form to any other office on campus. The appropriate email to which to send a pdf copy of this completed form is esadmissions@unf.edu. The proper fax is (904) 620-2848; all faxes should include a cover sheet.

Admission decisions: All applicants will be contacted by the end of May by the Exercise Science Program with their admission decision.

Mandatory Orientation: Friday before fall semester starts.

Additional Requirements for the Clinical Internship

Upon acceptance the following requirements must be fulfilled prior to the Clinical Internship (Program will assist accepted students with the items listed below):

• CPR/AED certification
• Background check

The Exercise Science Program includes a clinical internship component, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the UNF State Authorization Status website for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check the Distance Learning State Authorization webpage for updates.


 

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