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.

 

Admission Requirements

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.

The university use NursingCAS for the nursing application. You must submit all your documents using NursingCAS.  (Please 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. 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.

  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. Note: Starting with the Summer 2021, volunteers hours and letters will be eliminated and no longer accepted.

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. 

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

Course

Credits

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 application deadline.

 

Core Courses

Course Credits
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.


 




 

Open Application Dates

Below are the open application periods per semester for 2020. Please review the dates and requirements for your semester of interest.

Fall 2020 Applications Open

Application Opens January 6, 2020 and Closes March 6, 2020

Please refer to FAQs above for questions regarding the process

  • All Nursing pre-requites should be completed if accepted into the program. Course work can be in-progress and if accepted will be offered conditional letter of acceptance that will depend upon the successful completion of the nursing pre-requisites course work.
  • GPA for admission is based on overall GPA (minimum to apply is 3.0 and will be based on your GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline.
  • Volunteer time must be completed between March 5, 2019 - March 5, 2020 and must be on letterhead and signed. See example of volunteer letter in the Related Links below.
  • Optional Course must be completed prior to the application deadline to be considered (see list below)
  • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% to apply (test must be taken between March 5, 2019 - March 5, 2020)
  • Decision notification sent May 2020

 

Spring 2021 Application Opens in April

Applications Open April 5, 2020 through June 7, 2020

Please refer to FAQs above for questions regarding the process

  • All Nursing pre-requites should be completed if accepted into the program. Course work can be in-progress and if accepted will be offered conditional letter of acceptance that will depend upon the successful completion of the nursing pre-requisites course work.
  • GPA for admission is based on overall 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)
  • Volunteer time must be completed between June 7, 2019 - June 5, 2020 and must be on letterhead and signed. See example of volunteer letter in the Related Links below.
  • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% to apply (test must be taken between June 7, 2019- June 5, 2020)
  • Decision notification sent July 2020
Summer 2021 Applications Open

Applications Opens September 7, 2020 and Closes November 9, 2020

Please refer to FAQs above for questions regarding the process.

  • All Nursing pre-requites should be completed if accepted into the program. Course work can be in-progress and if accepted will be offered conditional letter of acceptance that will depend upon the successful completion of the nursing pre-requisites course work.
  • GPA for admission is based on overall 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).
  • TEAS Exam (sixth edition) up to 3 attempts) Must make a minimum of 75.0% to apply (test must be taken between November 6, 2019 - November 1, 2020).
  • Decision notification sent December 2020.

 




 

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.
  • Minimum 3.0 Overall GPA. Transfer student should know that all attempts on courses taken at other school are included in your GPA calculation.
  • ATI TEAS (sixth edition) - Minimum 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 items if completed by the posted deadline. Transcripts must be 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
  • Complete 60 hours as a volunteer or paid employment in a healthcare setting. Must be within one year of application deadline. (upload as part of the nursing application in NursingCAS if considering this option) Note: Starting in Summer 2021 this consideration will be eliminated.

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 more information or a tour of the Nursing Department at UWF, please contact nursing@uwf.edu or call 850-473-7756.  


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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.


 

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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).


 

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the Dr. McMillan BSN Nursing Program please review the FAQ's section.


What are the entrance requirements?
  • 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.
  • You must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. GPA is based on your GPA at the time of the nursing application deadline. Transfer
  • 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.
Where can I take the TEST?
  • 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. Click here for more information about taking the test.

  • If you are planning to take the TEAS test off campus click here for more information. 
Is there a fee to take the TEAS test?

Yes, however, this can vary depending on where you take the test. Click here to confirm fees. 

If I take the TEAS off-campus and have the results sent to UWF if there a fee for this?

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

What does ATI TEAS stand for?

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.

What does the ATI TEAS exam test on?

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.

How many times a year do you admit students into the BSN Program?

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

How many and how often are students admitted into the program?

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

Are there other requirements that I need to complete before applying?
  • 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.
What pre-requisites are required for nursing?

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:

Course

Credits

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.

How long does it take to complete the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program?

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 

How many total hours do I need to graduate with my BSN degree?

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

Is there additional coursework recommended by the selection committee?

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.

What qualifies for volunteer hours?

This is not required but is optional and should be properly documented as indicated on the website. See sample letter.

If you choose to complete a minimum of 60 hours as a volunteer or have worked in a healthcare setting in the past year, your letter(s) should state details documenting how your hours were spent. This letter(s) must be included with your supplemental application packet. All hours must be completed by the application deadline. 

Volunteer hours are suggested as a way for students to spend time working in an environment similar to that of a nurse.

Below are some examples of what qualifies for volunteer hours and what does not:
Qualifies
Patient Transporter only
Scribe in MedSurg or ER (acute care settings only)
Volunteering in a Nursing Home
Volunteering in a Hospital and shadowing a RN, MD

Does not qualify
American Red Cross if handing out water
Sitting with a patient in home

Is this program accredited?
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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).

Do I need to complete a separate application for the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Program?

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! 

What documents are required with the BSN supplemental application?

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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