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School of Nursing

Want to become a nurse? Our students are second to none. They have an unstoppable will and a desire to rip through mediocrity. Our nursing students are leaving others in the dust, moving forward without fear, without limits. The UWF School of Nursing can help you achieve your career goals! We offer a traditional B.S. in Nursing degree (pre-licensure), RN to BSN Online program, and graduate nursing degrees (Nurse Executive, Nurse Educator, or Family Nurse Practitioner).

Big values. Bigger impact.

We move with purpose. Driven by a care and concern for our fellow man—and the world—we're creating the next generation of healthcare professionals who are impacting their communities and the world, not just because of what they do, but because of the way they do it. Whether you are interested in a B.S. in Nursing (Pre-licensure) degree or our RN to BSN Online program, the UWF School of Nursing can help you achieve your goal of becoming a nurse!

The School of Nursing is now offering on-campus tours. To schedule a tour, please email us at


UWF School of Nursing News


Nurse in meeting with hospital staff

The Princeton Review Top Online Nursing Programs

The UWF Online Master of Science in Nursing has been ranked a Top Online Nursing Programs of 2022 by the Princeton Review. This prestigious recognition highlights online programs that offer flexibility, affordability, access to innovative technologies, students from a diversity of career backgrounds and global opportunities.

UWF nursing graduates NCLEX-RN pass rates

UWF Dr. D.W. McMillan Traditional BSN graduates over the past 3 years have had a 91% pass rate on their 1st attempt at the National Council Licensure Exam-RN.


UWF Dr. D.W. McMillan RN to BSN Program #2 Ranked Online RN-BSN Program in Florida 2023

We are thrilled that the University of West Florida's online RN-BSN has been recognized as one of the best in Florida for 2023 by


FNP Pass Rates

UWF FNP graduates have had a 3-year average pass rate of 93% on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP Certification Exam.

Melissa Albright, BSN, RN MSN Nurse Educator presented a Simulation Debriefing workshop for SON faculty

Melissa Albright, BSN, RN is a MSN Nurse Educator student graduating next month. Melissa presented a Simulation Debriefing workshop for SON faculty. Her mentors during her nurse educator practicums have been Dr. Tina Ho and Dr. Jill Van Der Like.

School of Nursing News

"It's a very positive experience and they are here for you....they really are!"

Lena Bleckley
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The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.