How to Apply for Online RN-BSN

Application information for the Online RN-BSN degree


Admission/Eligibility Requirements

Separate School of Nursing admission is required for the RN to BSN student.  Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN program track.

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.
  • 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 Education and Florida Common Core requirements, including Gordon Rule. Please see the catalog for detailed information. May be "in progress", but must be completed prior to students final semester.
  • Satisfactory completion of the foreign language requirement. May be "in progress", but completed prior to students final semester.
  • Upon admission to the program student must submit an individual Professional Liability Insurance Declaration page.  Coverage by employer does NOT meet this requirement.

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 RN-BSN program track.

Course Start Date

UWF Application



Deadline *

Tuition DeadlineDrop/Add Period
January 9, 2017 December 5, 2016 January 2, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 9-13, 2017
March 6, 2017 February 6, 2017 February 27, 2017 March 10, 2017 March 6-10, 2017
May 15, 2017 April 14, 2017 May 8, 2017 May 19, 2017 May 15-19, 2017
August 28, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 21, 2017 September 3, 2017 August 28- September 3, 2017
October 18, 2017 September 15, 2017 October 11, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 18-24, 2017

 State Waiver students may only register on the first day of class and need to contact the program advisor for assistance.

  • University admission (all transcripts received, evaluated, and recorded by University Office of Admissions)
  • Health Center immunization documents or waivers submitted to Health Center.
  • If you are accepted for the term you've requested and then decline to begin, you will need to contact the nursing program advisor at
  • Be aware that financial aid may not be available in the summer (May and June).  If you are dependent on financial aid it is recommended you determine your financial aid status prior to applying for the summer terms.

Upon receipt of program admission notification you are required to;

  1. Accept the offer of admission within 2 weeks by uploading and emailing all required documents (signed letter of acceptance, handbook signature page, copy of RN license and insurance verification) to   Apply for personal professional liability insurance in the amount of $1 millon per incident and $3 million Aggregate (hospital coverage does NOT comply with this requirement)
  2. Register for coursework
  3. Activate Argonet accounts and UWF email account
  4. Order books for courses (do not wait until the first day of class) Go to the UWF Bookstore for current listing of course text books
  5. Prepare to enter course on the first available day by accessing UWF Online Campus Information