Program Description

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN

Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may apply to this unique concurrent program.

This program is a partnership between Florida College System institutions and UCF College of Nursing to allow qualified Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) students to enroll in UCF's 30-credit-hour online RN to BSN program while completing the ASN program at the partner institution. This program allows simultaneous enrollment in both associate and baccalaureate nursing programs.

All applicants must be enrolled in a Statewide Articulated AS in Nursing from a Florida College System institution and have completed a minimum of one semester at the time of application. Individuals who received an AS in Nursing or attended nursing school other than a Florida College System institution should review the Nursing - RN to BSN Program. 

All applicants must have completed the UCF General Education Program (GEP) requirements or completed an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution or have no more than a total of 9 credit hours remaining to meet UCF General Education and/or Foreign Language graduation requirements.

All eight (8) Common Program Prerequisites must be completed by the program application deadline with at least a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.

Students will complete their ASN degree with some of their BSN credits already earned, allowing them to complete their BSN degree from UCF in as few as two additional semesters. Students must earn the ASN and take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam prior to completing their final BSN courses at UCF.

The Concurrent program was established to address the nursing shortage by partnering with public community and state colleges to increase the number of BSN prepared nurses entering the workforce in Central Florida. The program provides a strong foundation for entry-level nursing practice and advancement into leadership positions and graduate studies. A baccalaureate-educated nurse is prepared to provide comprehensive care in a variety of acute, community, and rehabilitative settings. 

Obtaining the RN License to Practice—NCLEX-RN®

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited nationally by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and meets the educational eligibility criteria for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Florida. Graduates of UCF’s Traditional and Second Degree BSN programs are eligible to sit for the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain their license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Florida.

When comparing equivalent baccalaureate programs in Florida, UCF College of Nursing has some of the highest pass rates in the state—and routinely exceeds the state and national averages of all first-time NCLEX-RN candidates. 

Due to varying requirements, UCF is unable to confirm the RN licensure requirements of other states, territories, or foreign entities. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.

You are welcome to contact your respective program director with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.  

Please note: students who are enrolled in a Concurrent ASN-BSN program will take the NCLEX-RN after successfully completing the ASN portion of their program (and prior to enrolling in their final BSN courses at UCF).

Please note: International students holding an F1 or J1 Visa are not eligible for the Concurrent ASN-BSN programs.