How to Apply for Online RN-BSN

Application information for the Online RN-BSN degree



Admission/Eligibility Requirements

A separate nursing departmental application and admission is required for the RN to BSN student.  Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the RNB program.

Preferred admission is given to students who have completed all other requirements for the University Baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling in the nursing upper division coursework.

  • Admission to the University of West Florida.
  • Completion of an Associate of Science degree in Nursing, or graduate of a diploma nursing program.
  • Documentation of current unencumbered United States Registered Nursing licensure, in all states where student will be residing during matriculation.      
  • Health Center Immunization forms or waivers submitted. 
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 in all college credit course work. Students with an overall GPA of 2.5-2.74 may be considered for provisional admission on a space available basis. Provisional admission requires the student to complete the first 12 hours of nursing coursework at a minimum 3.0 achievement in each course. Students with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 will not be considered for admission.
  • Minimum grade of "C" in all 8 Florida Common Course Prerequisites applicable to the BSN degree program.
  • Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree or completion of UWF General Studies requirements, including Gordon Rule. Please see the catalog for detailed information. May be "in progress".
  • Satisfactory completion of the foreign language requirement. May be "in progress".
  • Upon admission to the program student must submit an individual Professional Liability Insurance Declaration page.  Coverage by employer does NOT meet this requirement.
  • Upon admission to the program student must complete the UWF RN-BSN online orientation.

For assistance and advising e-mail or call 850-474-2718

The RN to BSN program cannot accommodate students outside the US at this time.


Nursing Application Deadlines

Enrollment is limited in this 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.

Course Start DateDepartmental Application Deadline*Departmental Decision Notification**Registration DeadlineTuition DeadlineDrop/Add Period
August 25, 2014 July 14, 2014 July 25, 2014 August 24, 2014 August 29, 2014 August 25 – 29, 2014
October 15, 2014 September 1, 2014 September 12, 2014 October 14, 2014 October 22, 2014 October 15 – 22, 2014
January 6, 2015 November 24, 2014 December 5, 2014 November 30, 2014  January 13, 2015  January 6-13, 2015
March 2, 2015 January 19, 2015 January 30, 2015  March 1, 2015 March 6, 2015  March 2-7, 2015
May 11, 2015 March 30, 2015 April 10, 2015 May 10, 2015 May 15, 2015 May 11-15, 2015
June  22, 2015 May 11, 2015 May 22, 2015 June 23, 2015 July 1, 2015 June 22-26, 2015

*Departmental Application deadline - for an application to be considered for the next admission cohort all of the following must already be in place by this date; this process, at a minimum, takes two weeks so advance planning is essential:

  • University admission
  • University online orientation
  • Health Center clearance
  • All transcripts received, evaluated, and recorded by University Admissions
  • Departmental application submitted

** After departmental decision notification there is a departmental online orientation to complete, enrollment in Certified Background for document uploading, creation of an Argonet account and email, registration for courses, and acquisition of textbooks prior to the beginning of courses.  


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