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The UWF School of Nursing is seeking passionate students of all cultural diversities and backgrounds to represent the diverse populations for which we provide care. We recognize that the development of a diverse workforce helps patients to achieve health equity.

Why Nursing at UWF?

Our program prepares you for a career as a clinical generalist. You will also gain the skills to become a leader, manager and lifelong learner. Informed by clinical and research experience, you will help people and families make informed decisions about their health care. Our Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited program will make sure you are ready to pass your licensure exam and begin an exciting health care career.

What makes our prelicensure program unique? We only admit 50 students three times a year. That means you will be part of a small, select group working closely with faculty that follow you through that year with dedicated personal attention. Clinical groups are team-taught with access to two faculty members for most classes. Our NCLEX pass rate is one of the highest in the state of Florida.

What You Will Learn

Put theory into practice and become confident in your clinical skills with courses on patient-centered care and corresponding labs. You will be introduced to pharmacology, health assessment, public health nursing, mental health nursing, maternal-child nursing and much more.

You will have plenty of opportunities to become involved in the UWF campus and nursing communities. Work closely with our highly ranked School of Nursing faculty. Join organizations, like the National Student Nurses Association or Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Our program prepares you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination after graduation. The pass rate of our students taking the NCLEX is one of the highest in the state of Florida.

Careers & Outcomes

Our program prepares you to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds in a diverse array of health care settings. Graduates of our program are highly sought after, with a 100% employment rate for those seeking jobs. Our graduates work with the following health care organizations, among others, across the state and country.


  • Ascension Health Care
  • Baptist Health Care
  • HCA Health Care
  • U.S. Military
  • Public Health Departments

I love going to clinicals. We rotate at the hospitals in the area and that’s an amazing experience. We actually get real-life patient interaction. I absolutely feel prepared for this.

Lena Bleckley
BSN Graduate

Program Details

The Dr. D.W. McMillan Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a limited access program, which means admission to UWF does not guarantee admission to the program. You must first be admitted to UWF through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Then, you will complete an additional application using NursingCAS.

You should have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an overall composite score of at least 75% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills, or TEAS, Exam to be eligible to apply to the program.

More on Admission

  • Current transcript (overall cumulative 3.0+ GPA required)
  • TEAS Score (75% overall composite required)
  • Completed NursingCAS application
  • Core Performance Function form
  • Hepatitis B form

The BSN program requires the following prerequisite courses:

  • BSC 1085+L Anatomy & Physiology I (+Lab)
  • BSC 1086+L Anatomy & Physiology II (+Lab)
  • MCB 1000+L Microbiology (+Lab)
  • STA 2023 Elements of Statistics
  • HSC 2577 Principles of Nutrition
  • DEP 2004 Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • A fourth science course with a course prefix from CHM, BSC, BCH, PCB, PHY 
  • A social science course with a course prefix from PSY, SOP, SYG

Featured Courses

A sample of featured courses you will take in the Nursing program.

Additional Information

Application Deadlines

Applications are currently open for the Spring 2022 semester.


The Test of Essential Academic Skills is used as part of the admissions process by Nursing and Allied Health schools nationwide. UWF Testing Services offers the exam throughout the year. 

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