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.
You must apply to be admitted to UWF through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to applying to the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing program.
If you have already been admitted to UWF you will then need to complete the supplemental application for the BSN Program through NursingCAS.
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.
Semester Application Deadlines
Below are the open application periods per semester. Please review the dates and requirements for your semester of interest.
Applications will open Monday, February 19, 2024, through Thursday, May 16, 2024.
TEAS Exam (seventh edition) up to three (3) attempts. Must make a minimum of 75% on composite score to apply. Test must be taken between January 2023 through Friday, May 10, 2024.
Decision notification sent in late May 2024.
Applications will open Monday, May 20, 2024, through Monday, July 29, 2024.
TEAS Exam (seventh edition) up to three (3) attempts. Must make a minimum of 75% on composite score to apply. Test must be taken between January 2023 through Saturday, July 27, 2024.
Decision notification sent in August 2024.
Applications will open Monday, August 5, 2024 through Friday October 4, 2024.
TEAS Exam (seventh edition) up to three (3) attempts. Must make a minimum of 75% on composite score to apply. Test must be taken between January 2024 through Friday, October 4, 2024.
Decision notification sent in October 2024.
Evening/Weekend Program Offering
This offering is prioritized for current employees at a healthcare facility. In addition to the admission requirements, the student must submit proof of sustained employment for the past year or more. A signed letter from the health care employer (i.e. direct supervisor or human resources) on company letterhead is required endorsing support for the student to be admitted. Contact the nursing department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition to the University's general admission requirements as described in the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog, students seeking admission to the B.S.N. program must meet the following additional requirements at the time of application:
- Minimum overall GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale
- Minimum score of 75% on TEAS entrance exam
- Completed all General Education requirements including foreign language
- Completed all Nursing common prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better
- Documentation of required Nursing Program immunizations
- A signed letter from the healthcare employer (i.e. direct supervisor or human resources) on company letterhead is required endorsing support for the student to be admitted
For additional information, please review the course catalog.
You must first be admitted to UWF through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Then you will complete an additional application using NursingCAS.