Degree:Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Department:School of Nursing
Bldg. 37
(850) 473-7756
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.3801
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 124

The B.S.N. prepares students to become clinical generalists who are leaders, managers, and life-long learners who integrate research findings into their nursing practice. The nursing graduate of the UWF program will be capable of using the nursing process with clients of all ages, with diverse backgrounds in a variety of healthcare settings. The program refines clinical skills and stimulates student awareness of research applications, facilitates the practice of active inquiry, fosters the ability to think and respond critically, and promotes the desire for advanced study. This program provides a service to the health care community by increasing the number of nurses who practice professional nursing. The program also serves the population's health needs by providing quality nursing care.

This is a limited access program and acceptance to the University does not constitute admission to the upper division nursing program. A separate application must be made to the department.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s general admission requirements as described in the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog, students seeking the B.S.N. must meet the following additional requirements at the time of application: 

  • Minimum overall GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum score of 75% on TEAS entrance exam
  • On track to complete all General Education requirements including foreign language prior to enrollment in major coursework
  • Completion of all Nursing common prerequisites must be in progress at time of application and completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to nursing coursework.
  • Documentation of required Nursing Program immunizations 

There will be three admissions per year. Dates for admission are posted on the School of Nursing website

Upon admission the B.S.N. student will receive information concerning current UWF Nursing requirements for enrollment. These include, but may not be limited to: student health physical examination; hospital required immunizations; Level 2 criminal background check; VECHS fingerprinting; AHA BCLS certification; and drug screen.

Degree Requirements

Please note: Nursing common prerequisites must be in progress at the time of application and completed prior to starting nursing coursework.


A course grade of C (75%) in graded nursing courses, satisfactory grade in clinical courses, and an overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is required to progress in the program.  A student may have only two attempts in any core nursing course and must successfully pass on the second attempt to progress in the program.