Program Description

Dual Enrollment Concurrent ASN-BSN

Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may also apply to this unique, alternative dual-enrollment 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®

Graduates of UCF’s Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN programs are eligible to sit for the national licensure exam for registered nurses, called the NCLEX-RN. 

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. 

Please note: students who are enrolled in a Dual Enrollment 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.