About this Program
The nursing education programs offered at UF address gaps in the health care system, as do the college’s innovations in technological resources and initiatives linking students to diverse and international populations. The College of Nursing has a history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, having offered Florida’s first nurse practitioner programs and first PhD in Nursing Science program.
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The baccalaureate prepared nurse is equipped to manage complex and changing healthcare environments. Coursework focuses on development of problem solving that will broaden and strengthen the registered nurse student’s preparation for professional nursing practice.
Students must be accepted into the RN to BSN program, which is competitive. The online application for admission must be submitted by the posted deadline.
Minimum Application Requirements
- Associate of Science degree in nursing from an ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited program.
- Active, unencumbered Florida RN license.
- An overall GPA of at least 2.8.
- A minimum grade of C in all required pre-professional courses.
- Resume/curriculum vita.
- Two professional reference from persons familiar with the applicant's recent work.
- A statement of intent, not to exceed two typed double-spaced pages, which discusses the applicant's expectations of the BSN program and the student's career goals.
Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.
Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.
- Complete NUR 3066C
- Complete NUR 3123
- Complete NUR 3169
- Complete NUR 4636C
- Complete NUR 4815
- Completion of 120 credits, including 60 junior/senior-level credits
- A minimum grade of C in each nursing course
- RN to BSN students will be awarded 30 upper-level credit hours based upon current RN licensure and by satisfying the professional portfolio
- Adherence to the standards of acceptable conduct as outlined in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, the Florida Nurse Practice Act, the University's Student Guide and the undergraduate catalog
|NUR 3066C||Clinical Reasoning: Health Assessment (Critical Tracking)||3|
|NUR 3805||Professional Nursing in the Evolving Healthcare System||3|
|NUR 3123||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (Critical Tracking)||4|
|NUR 3826||Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing||2|
|NUR 3169||Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice (Critical Tracking)||3|
|NUR 3197||Genetics and Genomics in Health Care||2|
|NUR 3816||Seminar in Professional Nursing||1|
|NUR 4108||Lead and Inspire 3: Policy and Change in Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 4636C||Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Population Health (Critical Tracking)||4|
|NUR 4815||Professional Nursing Transformation (Critical Tracking)||3|
|NUR 4827||Lead and Inspire 4: Leadership and Innovation in Nursing Practice||2|
RN to BSN Credit Totals
|Upper Division Total|
|Total from courses||30|
|Total from portfolio||30|
|Lower Division Total|
|Total for Degree||120|
The major in nursing prepares graduates as generalists to provide holistic care that addresses the healthcare needs of diverse individuals, families, communities and populations across the lifespan. Nursing practice is built on nursing knowledge, theory and research. Graduates will translate, integrate and apply knowledge that leads to improvements in patient outcomes.
Before Graduating Students Must
- Achieve a rating of satisfactory in all courses, graded according to College of Nursing rubric.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Students in the Major will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Integrate knowledge, skills and values derived from a solid base in liberal education to deliver quality care to individuals and groups across the lifespan and across healthcare environments.
- Provide leadership in the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare to diverse individuals and groups across the lifespan and across healthcare environments.
- Utilize current evidence to improve healthcare outcomes for clients.
- Utilize information management and healthcare technology to improve the quality of care.
- Analyze processes through which healthcare policies are developed and changed to influence professional nursing practice and healthcare systems.
- Utilize wellness promotion and illness prevention strategies with individuals and groups to improve population health outcomes across the lifespan.
- Integrate professional values in the delivery of safe, culturally-sensitive care to clients across the lifespan.
- Communicate and collaborate as members of interprofessional teams to deliver safe, high-quality healthcare.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3||SLO 4||SLO 5||SLO 6||SLO 7||SLO 8|
|NUR 4748L||R, A||I, A||R, A||R, A||A||R, A||A||R|
|NUR 4944L||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
- Faculty evaluation
- Educational Benchmarking Assessment, Inc. (EBI) exit survey score of 5.0 or above