The Department of Nursing

Department News

Florida Student Nurses Association

Congratulations to senior nursing student David Bressler on recently be elected Regional 1 Director and Membership Committee Chair for the Florida Student Nurses Association.  

Pre-Licensure BSN Program is growing by 100%  

Starting in 2017, UWF will admit 50 pre-licensure BSN students in both summer and fall semesters. Click here for more information.

Spring 2016 Convocation Ceremony

The convocation or pinning ceremony will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2 P.M.
It will once again be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church, located at 800 E. Nine Mile Road.  
Doors will open at 1pm. Friends and family are invited for light refreshments after the ceremony.


The University of West Florida Department of Nursing Welcomes a New Chair

On August 8, 2015 UWF welcomed Dr. Randall Johnson as the new Chair of Nursing. Dr. Johnson received his BSN from Cedarville University, in Cedarville, OH and has been a licensed Registered Nurse since 1985. He holds an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, with his degree as a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist, and 2007 he completed his Doctorate in Philosophy in Nursing at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Johnson has held nursing positions in both clinical and manager roles. He entered academia in 1999 while teaching in an Associates of Science Degree program in Orlando, FL. In 2009 he accepted a teaching appointment in both undergraduate and graduate levels at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH., and in 2014 was appointed the Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Nursing programs.   

Randall Johnson, PhD, RN
Chair and Associate Professor 


The baccalaureate, and master's programs at The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.