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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 health care 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

School of Nursing Video Tour

The School of Nursing now offers a virtual tour for anyone interested in nursing at UWF. Please contact Leslie Wyrosdick, admissions coordinator, at if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss the nursing program or application details.

UWF School of Nursing News


UWF nursing graduates post top scores on national licensure exam 

The University of West Florida School of Nursing topped the state and national averages for 2020 by wide margins, as 95.97% of its graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses on their first attempt. UWF surpassed the national average for first-time pass rate by over five percentage points and exceeded the state mark by nearly 10 points. 

UWF RN to BSN Program Ranked #7 in the U.S.

UWF School of Nursing's RN Progam made the 2021 Best Onlline RN to BSN Programs in the United States!  Out of 518 analyzed programs, University of West Florida's RN to BSN program has been ranked in the top 15 at #7.  Way to go Argo Nurses!!

Dr. Crystal Bennett is the new SON Director at UWF

Dr. Crystal Bennett is a Nursing alumna and has been working at UWF since 2004. 

"I am grateful and excited to serve as the SON Director at UWF! As a UWF nursing alumna, it feels great to be able to give back to the university that helped to shape who I am today." - Dr. Crystal Bennett

Her SON goals include expanding academic practice partnerships within the community, creating scholarship opportunities for faculty and students, developing new programs to help meet workforce demands, and providing innovative high impact practice learning opportunities for the students. 

She has a strong interest in designing research projects that utilize dancing to improve health, which is being represented in the picture.

Over the next few years, her hope is that we embrace the changes coming to nursing education, see it as an opportunity not a loss, and join together to accomplish great things with the students, the university, and the community. 

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.

"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 (