School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Want to become a nurse? Now is the time! Whether you are interested in a B.S. in Nursing (Prelicensure) degree or our RN to BSN Online program, the UWF School of Nursing can help you complete your dream of becoming a nurse!

School News

Public Notice of Upcoming CCNE Accreditation Review

The University of West Florida, School of Nursing will be hosting an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) October 12-14, 2016. The visit is part of the process for seeking continued professional nursing accreditation through CCNE of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. This evaluation is formulated around the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013).

University of West Florida School of Nursing Tours

Beginning August 26th, 2016 the School of Nursing will begin to offer weekly tours to all Non-UWF students. There will be a tour followed by a Q&A session with the program advisor from the BSN program! Please email to reserve your spot!

You're Invited...

The Florida Center for Nursing, Florida Action Coalition and Florida Blue Foundation will have a Regional Breakfast Reception at the University of West Florida on September 14, 2016. All Floridians deserve access to high quality, patient-centered care. That’s why Florida is part of the Campaign for Action, which is working to help nurses guide health care system improvements. The Florida Action Coalition, a collaboration of diverse stakeholders, is leading changes in nursing and health care delivery that will enable more Floridians to access high quality care at a reasonable cost.

To reach this goal, nurses and other health care professionals have teamed up with executives from health foundations, businesses, universities, and government to advance three areas of focus in Florida nursing: Education, Leadership, and Practice.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from experts like Mary Lou Brunell, Executive Director for the Florida Center for Nursing, along with the Vice President of the Florida Blue Association, the Associate Director of Research Programs and Service for the Florida Center for Nursing and other top officials from the Florida Action Coalition.

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The University of West Florida School 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.