Program Description

Concurrent ASN to BSN

Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may also apply to this unique concurrent program. It allows qualified students to take ASN-level nursing courses at Seminole State College (Altamonte Springs) or Valencia College (West Campus, Orlando or Osceola Campus for first two semesters), while taking UCF nursing courses at the same time.

Students will complete their ASN degree with more than half of their BSN credits already earned, allowing them to complete their BSN degree from UCF in just one or two more semesters. Students must 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 Dual Enrollment Concurrent ASN-BSN programs.