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Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program

UWF offers a traditional bachelor's degree in Nursing. Our curriculum prepares students to become clinical generalists who are leaders, managers, and life-long learners who integrate research findings into their nursing practice. The graduate is prepared to plan health care for individuals, families, and groups.


Pre-Licensure BSN Program

University of West Florida's Pre-Licensure BSN Program is a limited access program which means acceptance to the University does not constitute admission to the upper division Nursing Program. Please note that you will need to complete a supplemental application for the School of Nursing, according to the time lines listed for each application period.

All applicants must meet admission requirements in order to be considered. Please review all required applications and forms. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Entrance Qualifications

  • Be admitted to the university, have all transcripts of file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you completed your Foreign Language requirements in high school, you are required to send official high school transcripts to UWF Office of Admissions.
  • Nursing pre-requisites cannot be older than ten years old at the time you are applying for admissions.
  • Minimum 3.0 Overall GPA at the time you submit your application. Transfer student should know that all attempts on courses taken at other schools are included in your GPA calculation.
  • ATI TEAS (sixth edition) - Minimum required is a 75.0% Composite Score 
    • We DO NOT accept the TEAS version 5 for Allied Health

Additional Consideration is given by the selection committee for any or all of the following optional recommended coursework if completed with a grade by the posted application deadline. Transcripts must be submitted to UWF and uploaded to NursingCAS to be considered at time of application.

  • Complete HSC 3555 Pathophysiology minimum 3000 level with a grade of C or higher
  • Complete both PSY 2012 General Psychology and SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology with grades of C or higher
  • Complete HSC 3535 Medical Terminology minimum 3000 level with a grade of C or higher

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students are encouraged to start your university admission application prior to the deadline for the nursing supplemental application. The admission process, transcript evaluation and decision can take up to 6 weeks. To be considered for the BSN program, you have to be admitted to the UWF by the deadline.

The progression of study according to the curriculum plan is:

Semester 1 – Junior semester 1 - 15 credit hours
Semester 2 – Junior semester 2 - 16 credit hours
Semester 3 – Senior semester 1 - 15 credit hours
Semester 4 – Senior semester 2 - 16 credit hours

For a Virtual tour of the School of Nursing please click here or  nursing@uwf.edu or call 850-473-7756.  

  • Be admitted to the university, have all transcripts on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you completed your Foreign Language requirements in high school, you are required to send official high school transcripts to UWF Office of Admissions.
  • Nursing pre-requisites cannot be older than ten years old and have a C or better in the coursework.
  • You must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. GPA is based on your overall cumulative GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline. 
  • TEAS exam (sixth edition administered through ATI) Must make a minimum of 75.0% composite score to apply (test must be taken between parameters as listed under the applications and admissions timelines. Test can be taken up to 3 times.

Admission Requirements

You must apply and be admitted  as a UWF student through the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to applying to the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing program using NursingCAS. A student who has not been accepted to UWF will be considered incomplete as this is a requirement.

  • Students must have minimum 3.0 Overall GPA at the time they are applying.
  • Students should work to have all general education and nursing prequisites completed.
  • You can have coursework "in progress" when applying but it must be completed before you begin the nursing program. 
  • Coursework "in progress" will affect your review scores.
  • You should have a minimum of 62 credit hours when you begin the nursing program. 

 

Submitting my Nursing Application

The university uses NursingCAS for the nursing application. You must submit all your documents using NursingCAS.  (Please note that this is separate from the UWF application.) You will login and create your account then search for the University of West Florida. Please be sure to complete all the requirements as indicated.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Note: You are required to submit official transcripts to NursingCAS even though you are a current UWF student. Please allow two weeks for transcripts to be processed and verified by NursingCAS once they are received by NursingCAS.  Applicants that are not verified by NursingCAS will be considered incomplete and not be reviewed.

Please use the Nursing Application Checklist to confirm that you complete all the requirements of the application process

  1. Access the supplemental NursingCAS application Please note that your first priority when completing the nursing application is to make the request to have your officical academic transcripts sent to NursingCAS.  This takes several weeks and we strongly encourage to do this as soon as the application cycle opens. You must follow the directions as written in NursingCAS. This is a requirement of the nursing application.
  2. Core Performance Functions (PDF) Required with the supplemental application and be uploaded in the program document section of NursingCAS.
  3. HepB From 2021(PDF) Required with the supplemental NursingCAS application.  You must use this form and upload in the program document section of NursingCAS. A blood test (titer) is required to ensure the applicant has enough antibodies. If the applicant is non-reactive they must start the series before applying. Please see  HepB FAQs  Applicants must continue/complete the immunization series and titer. The completed immunization series and titer is required if admitted into the program. Your HepB form must be uploaded in the program section of NursingCAS. This is required as part of the application NursingCAS. 
  4. ATI Testing (sixth edition) - Required with the supplemental application. Complete the ATI TEAS Remote Proctoring Registration Form to sign up to take the test online with UWF testing center. If taken at another location, you must contact ATI Testing to have your official scores sent to UWF, there is a fee. If you test at the UWF testing center your scores are automatically sent to the UWF nursing program. There is limited space to test with the testing services with seats available on campus. Please contact the Testing Center Directly by calling 850-473-7340 or emailing testing@uwf.edu. We DO NOT accept TEAS Version V - Allied Health. 

Items 1-4 are to be uploaded and submitted to NursingCAS to have a complete application packet online using NursingCAS. 

Open Application Dates

Below are the open application periods per semester. Please review the dates and requirements for your semester of interest.

Applications Opens August 12, 2021 and Closes November 5, 2021  

Please refer to FAQs above for questions regarding the process.

  • Nursing prerequsites and general education requirements that are "in progress" must be completed if accepted into the program. You should have a minimum of 62 of coursework when applying.
  • GPA for admission is based on overall cummulative GPA (minimum to apply is 3.0 and will be based on your GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline.
  • Optional Course must be completed prior to the application deadline to be considered (see list below).
  • Coursework must be completed and have a grade posted in order to receive points before the application cycle closes. It cannot be added after the deadline.
  • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% to apply (test must be taken between November 6, 2020 - November 1, 2021)
  • Notifications will be go out mid-January 2022.

Application Opens January 7, 2022 and Closes March 11, 2022

Please refer to FAQs above for questions regarding the process

    • Nursing prerequsites and general education requirements that are "in progress" must be completed if accepted into the program. You should have a minimum of 62 of coursework when applying.
    • GPA for admission is based on overall cummulative GPA (minimum to apply is 3.0 and will be based on your GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline.
    • Optional Course must be completed prior to the application deadline to be considered (see list below).
    • Coursework must be completed and have a grade posted in order to receive points before the application cycle closes. It cannot be added after the deadline.
    • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% on composite score to apply (test must be taken between January 5, 2021 - March 8, 2022)
  • Decision notification sent May 2022

 

Applications Open April 8, 2022 through June 10, 2022 

 

    • Nursing prerequsites and general education requirements that are "in progress" must be completed if accepted into the program. You should have a minimum of 62 of coursework when applying.
    • GPA for admission is based on overall cummulative GPA (minimum to apply is 3.0 and will be based on your GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline.
    • Optional Course must be completed prior to the application deadline to be considered (see list below).
    • Coursework must be completed and have a grade posted in order to receive points before the application cycle closes. It cannot be added after the deadline.
    • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% on composite score to apply (test must be taken between June 7, 2021- June 8, 2022)
    • Decision notification sent in late August 2022. 


 

Nursing prequisites can be "in progress" when applying to the nursing program. If accepted into the nursing program , nursing prequisites must be completed before you begin the nursing program. (All general education requirements must also be completed)

 

BSN Pre-Requisite Courses

CourseCredits

BSC 1085+L Anatomy & Physiology I (+Lab)

4 credits

BSC 1086+L Anatomy & Physiology II (+Lab)

4 credits

MCB 1000+L Microbiology (+Lab)

4 credits

STA 2023 Elements of Statistics

3 credits

HSC 2577 Principles of Nutrition

3 credits

DEP 2004 Human Development Across the Lifespan

3 credits

A 4th science course with a course prefix from CHM, BSC, BCH, PCB, PHY 

3 credits

A social science course with a course prefix from PSY, SOP, SYG

3 credits
                                                                                                Total  27 credits

Prerequisite coursework older than 10 years will need to be retaken with a grade of C or better.

Note: A pre-requisite GPA will not be calculated for application points unless all pre-reqs are completed by the application deadline.

 

BSN Core Courses
CourseCredits
BSC 1085+L Anatomy & Physiology I (+Lab)    4 credits
BSC 1086+L Anatomy & Physiology II (+Lab) 4 credits
MCB 1000+L Microbiology (+Lab) 4 credits
English Comp I 3 credits
                                                            Total 15 credits

 Note: A core GPA will not be calculated for application points unless all core courses are completed by application deadline.


 


 

  • The test is administered at UWF at the testing center or can be taken off campus. If taken off campus the results of your test must be sent to UWF to be validated. If your results cannot be validated your application will not be reviewed. Review the  ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) for more information about taking the test.

  • If you are planning to take the TEAS test off campus, please review the Admission Requirements section on this page for details.

Yes, however, this can vary depending on where you take the test. Review the UWF Testing Services, Testing Programs web page to confirm fees. 

Yes, please confirm that cost with ATI Testing who administers the test.

The ATI TEAS® was developed to evaluate the academic readiness of applicants to health science programs, such as nursing programs. TEAS stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills. ATI is the name of the testmaker and stands for Assessment Technologies Institute.

It is a four part assessment with subtest in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language use. The overall testing time is 3 hours and 30 minutes, however, you should plan on a total of 4 hours for check in and instructions.

We have 3 application dates a year, Spring, Summer and Fall.  Check out our website for application and admissions timelines.

50 students are admitted every Spring, Summer, and Fall. Check out our website for application and admission deadlines.

  • Yes, completion of all Nursing common prerequisites must be in progress at time of application and completed with a grade of “C” or better
  • You must be on track to complete all General Education requirements including foreign language prior to enrollment in major coursework. Course work can be in progress and if accepted will be offered a conditional letter of acceptance that will depend upon the successful completion of the nursing prerequisites course work.
  • Transfer students are encouraged to start your university admissions prior to the deadline for the nursing supplemental application. The admissions process, transcript evaluation and decision can take up to 6 weeks. You must be a current UWF student to apply to the nursing program.

You must have a completed grade of “C” or better for course to be calculated.

The University of West Florida's BSN program pre-requisite courses include:

BSN Pre-Requisite Courses
CourseCredits

BSC 1085+L Anatomy & Physiology I (+Lab)

4 credits

BSC 1086+L Anatomy & Physiology II (+Lab)

4 credits

MCB 1000+L Microbiology (+Lab)

4 credits

STA 2023 Elements of Statistics

3 credits

HSC 2577 Principles of Nutrition

3 credits

DEP 2004 Human Development Across the Lifespan

3 credits

A 4th science course with a course prefix from CHM, BSC, BCH, PCB, PHY 

3 credits

A social science course with a course prefix from PSY, SOP, SYG

3 credits
                                                                                                Total  27 credits

Note: A pre-requisite GPA will not be calculated for application points unless all pre-reqs are completed by application deadline.

Program is a total of 62 hours:

The progression of study is 4 consecutive semesters. 

Semester 1 – Junior semester 1 – 15 credit hours

Semester 2 – Junior semester 2 – 16 credit hours

Semester 3 Senior semester 1 – 15 credit hours

Semester 4 Senior semester 2 – 16 hours 

The university requires each student to have a 124 hours to graduate. Click here to contact your Advisor.

Yes, additional consideration is given by the selection committee for any or all of the following optional recommended courses:

  • Complete HSC 3555 Pathophysiology minimum 3000 level with a grade of C or higher
  • Complete both PSY 2012 General Psychology and SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology with grades of C or higher
  • Complete HSC 2525 Medical Terminology minimum 3000 level with a grade of C or higher
  • Complete 60 hours as a volunteer or paid employment in a healthcare setting. Must be within one year of application deadline.

All courses must be completed within the posted deadline for the application timeframe in which you are applying. Transcripts must be uploaded to NursingCAS to be considered at the time of application.

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Yes! The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Yes! You must apply to be admitted to UWF through the Office of Undergraduate Admission 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

Apply to the BSN Program now! 

You must apply to be admitted to UWF through the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to applying to the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing program.

You must submit your documents using NursingCAS.  Login and create your account then search for the University of West Florida. Please be sure to complete all the requirements as indicated.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Note: You are required to submit official transcripts to NursingCAS. Please allow  two weeks for transcripts to be processed and verifed by NursingCAS.  Applicants that are not verified by NursingCAS will be considered incomplete and not be reviewed.

  1. To access the application 
  2. Core Performance Functions (PDF) Required with the supplemental application. 
  3. Hepatitis B Form 2016 (PDF) Required with the supplemental application. 
    A blood test (titer) is required to ensure the applicant has enough antibodies. If the applicant is non-reactive they must start the series before applying.
     Applicants must continue the immunization series and titer. The completed immunization series and titer is required if admitted into the program.           
  4. ATI Testing Information (sixth edition) - Required with the supplemental application. If taken at another location, you must contact ATI Testing to have your official scores sent to UWF, there is a fee. If you test at the UWF testing center your scores are automatically sent to the UWF nursing program. We DO NOT accept TEAS Version V - Allied Health. 
  5. Pre-Licensure Sample Volunteer Letter (PDF) this is not required. If you choose to complete a minimum of 60 hours as a volunteer or work in the healthcare setting in the past year, the letter(s) stating the documenting the hours are included with your supplemental application packet. All hours must be completed by the application deadline. 

Items 1-4 are to be submitted as one complete supplemental application packet online using NursingCAS. If you are also including the volunteer/work hours in healthcare, they are added to the supplemental application packet. You submit all items together at the same time. 


 

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Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


 

Program Contact

For question's regarding admissions please contact: 

Leslie Wyrosdick
School of Nursing Admissions Coordinator
850.474.3197
cohnursing@uwf.edu

If you are currently enrolled as a student please contact your Advisor.

Tour Our Campus!

We invite you to come and explore our dynamic campus. You will see what makes UWF the perfect place to learn and grow.

To schedule a tour with the nursing department please contact us at 850.473.7756.

Supplemental Application

Please use the Applications and Admissions Timeline listed above for current information.