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! Tours are offered on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. so please email to reserve your spot! Click here to take a virtual tour. 


Explore Nursing!

Please join us for an open house in the Nursing Department on Tuesday November 1st from 3:00-4:30. We will have the department open for tours, demonstrations in our SIMS lab, SNA and Sigma Theta Tau chapter representatives, student discussion panel, and faculty meet and greet. Our department advisors will also be on hand for any questions.

Come and explore the Nursing Department at UWF!


Nursing Scholarship Application is now available!

For all current UWF BSN and RN-BSN students, the student affairs committee will be posting the application for Spring and Summer nursing scholarships on Oct. 1st, 2016 with a deadline of Oct. 21st, 2016. Please check the Featured Links for the application.


Meet the Chair of The University of West Florida School of Nursing 

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.