Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track is designed for those students who have already completed the RN program at a community college or diploma program and hold a current unencumbered United States Registered Nursing licensure, in all states where student will be residing during matriculation.

Program Description

The University of West Florida's BSN nursing program prepares students to become clinical generalists who are leaders, managers, and lifelong learners. The role of the nurse is one that requires critical thinking, communication, independent judgment and familiarity with social, political, cultural, ethical and economic issues that affect health care and the nursing profession. Students learn to integrate research findings into nursing practice.

The track is open to RNs who hold current licensure (via ASN or diploma) and an associate degree from a junior or community college, or completed the General Studies curriculum. 


Admission and Eligibility Requirements

Separate admission to the School of Nursing is required for the RN to BSN student. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN program track.

Preferred admission is given to students who have completed all other requirements for the University Baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling in the nursing upper division coursework.

Admission to the University of West Florida.

  • Completion of an Associate of Science degree in Nursing, or graduate of a diploma nursing program.
  • Documentation of current unencumbered United States Registered Nursing licensure, in all states where student will be residing during matriculation. 
  • Immunization documentation submitted through Med+Proctor
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 in all college credit course work.
  • Minimum grade of "C" in all 8 Florida Common Course Prerequisites applicable to the BSN degree program.
  • Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree or completion of UWF General Education and Florida Common Core requirements, including Gordon Rule.
  • Please see the catalog for detailed information. May be "in progress", but must be completed prior to students final semester.
  • Satisfactory completion of the foreign language requirement. May be "in progress", but completed prior to students final semester.
  • For assistance e-mail or call 833-464-2256

The RN to BSN program cannot accommodate students outside the US at this time.

  • State Waiver students may only register on the first day of class.
  • Immunization documentation submitted through Med+Proctor. If you are not taking any face-to-face courses at a UWF campus or location, visit the Immunization Waivers and Exceptions page.
  • If you are accepted for the term you've requested and then decline to begin, you will need to contact the Admissions Coordinator at
  • Be aware that financial aid may not be available in the summer (May and June). If you are dependent on financial aid it is recommended you determine your financial aid status prior to applying for the summer terms.

Upon receipt of program admission notification you are required to;

  • Accept the offer of admission within 2 weeks by uploading and emailing all required documents (signed letter of acceptance, handbook signature page, copy of RN license) as indicated in your letter of acceptance.
  • Make an appointment with your advisor to register for coursework.
  • Activate Argonet accounts and UWF email account.
  • Order books for courses do not wait until the first day of class. Go to the UWF Bookstore for current listing of course text books.
  • Students will be required to complete a Level 1 background check by the end of their first semester.

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Program Contacts

Kathy Lloyd
Admissions Support Specialist

RN to BSN Program Advisors

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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 (