MECP Program

The Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program is 3 years, with the 1st year to complete pre-requisites followed by 2 years of upper division nursing program.

All applicants seeking one of the reserved MECP seats in the UWF Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program must apply and be admitted to the UWF Pre-Licensure BSN program no later than July 24, 2020.  Admission requirements are described in the FAQ link below. 

The UWF Pre-Licensure BSN program is a limited access program, which means that you will be admitted to the lower division portion (freshman/sophomore) portion of the program initially.  This will allow for you to work with your Academic Advisor and Admissions to complete admission and academic (general education, Gordon Rule, prerequisite) requirements. Acceptance into this level of the program is required in order to have your mail-in package requesting one of the seats reserved for MECP selectees considered.

Those who are admitted and whose UWF MECP request packages are selected by the UWF MECP Selection Committee will be admitted to the upper division portion of the program, and receive a letter of acceptance to include in their MECP package to the Navy.  The upper division (junior/senior) portion of the program is accelerated with 2 semesters as a junior and 2 semesters as a senior.  All semesters are consecutive.

When applying online for admission to the UWF Pre-Licensure BSN program, please select the BSN program.  The application fee is $30.  Select the most distant semester option if applying early (highly recommended) and the fall 2021 semester is not available for selection.  If selected by the UWF MECP Selection Committee and the Navy MECP Selection Board, your start date will automatically be adjusted to the correct start semester if not already fall 2021.  If applying early and completing prerequisite or other unmet academic requirements, select the start semester for taking that/those course(s).

Critical Dates:

Release of Navy AY2021 MECP message – 30 Mar 2020

UWF begins accepting MECP applications – 26 June 2020

Deadline to be accepted to UWF BSN program lower division – July 24, 2020

Deadline to receive applications for reserved MECP seats – July 24, 2020

UWF MECP Selection Committee meets – July 31, 2020 (subject to change)

Acceptance Letters & Advisor Letters to those selected by UWF – August 07, 2020

Deadline for packages to the Navy MECP Board – September 01, 2020

Deadline for submitting missing documents to Navy MECP Board – September 15, 2020

Navy MECP Selection Board Convenes –fall 2020

 Application Packet

2021 MECP BSN Supplemental Application

TEAS Registration Form-Completing at UWF

TEAS Testing - Other Locations

TEAS for Active Duty Military

Hepatitis B Immunization Form

Sample Volunteer Letter


Upper Division UWF BSN program minimum eligibility requirements:

  •  Successfully completed 62 credit hours prior to the start of the nursing program.  
  •  Successfully completed two years High School foreign language or two semesters of the same   language at the college level prior to admission to UWF Nursing Program.
  •  Completion of all statewide common course prerequisite courses with grade of "C" or better
  •  A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required for consideration for acceptance into the upper division nursing program.  No waivers. 
  • A minimum combined TEAS score of 75.  No Waivers

All statewide common core and prerequisite courses must have been completed with a “C” or better.

Prerequisite courses that are older than 10 years will need to be retaken.

Completion of all statewide common course prerequisite courses with grade of "C" or better is required for admission to upper division of the UWF BSN program.

  • BSC 1085/L Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 sh)
  • BSC 1086/L Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 sh)
  • DEP 2004 Human Development Across the Life Span (3 sh)
  • HSC 2577 Principles of Nutrition (3 sh)
  • MCB 1000/L Fundamentals of Microbiology with Lab (4 sh)
  • STA 2023 Elements of Statistics (3 sh)
  • Choose One: CHMxxxx, BCHxxxx, PCBxxxx, PHYxxxx, or BSCxxxx (3 sh)
  • Choose One: PSYxxxx, SOPxxxx, or SYGxxxx (3 sh)

Upper division nursing core courses, Students must earn a grade of "C" or better to progress:

Semester I

  • Patient Centered Care I
  • Patient Centered Care I Lab
  • Intro to Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment
  • Achieving Professionalism I

Semester II

  • Patient Centered Care II
  • Patient Centered Care II Lab
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • Mental Health Nursing Care Lab
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Achieving Professionalism II

Semester III

  • Patient Centered Care III
  • Patient Centered Care III Lab
  • Patient Centered Care of Families
  • Patient Centered Care of Families Lab
  • Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice
  • Semester IV
  • Patient Centered Care IV
  • Patient Centered Care IV Lab
  • Family & Community Health Nursing
  • Community Nursing Lab
  • Nursing Management & Leadership

Additional consideration may be given in the selection process if the applicant has completed any or all of the following recommended, elective courses by July 24, 2020:

  • Pathophysiology (HSC 3555)
  • Medical Terminology (HSC 3535)
  • If both Psychology (PSY 2012) and Sociology (SYG 2000)

Informative Links:

Frequently Asked Questions - Navy