Application Criteria

RN to BSN 

Minimum requirements needed to complete the BSN application:

Acceptance to UCF

  • New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions and be accepted prior to BSN application deadline
  • Former UCF students who have been out more than two semesters or who have earned a bachelor’s degree from UCF must reapply to the Registrar’s Office 

Please note: Students with a previous bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply for the Traditional BSN program in Orlando.

2.8 Overall GPA

Prerequisites 

  • Complete seven of the eight nursing prerequisites by the application deadline (the one remaining prerequisite must be completed before the program start date)
  • Complete all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better (if you do not meet this minimum grade requirement, you will need to re-take the respective course until you meet the grade requirement)

RN License

  • A copy of your current and valid RN license must be scanned and emailed to ucfnurse@ucf.edu. If you do not yet have your RN license, you may apply with a copy of your authorization to test (ATT), but you must also email a copy of your valid RN license before classes start. 

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Additional requirements needed to begin the BSN program:

UCF’s General Education Program Requirement

  • Meet UCF’s General Education Program Requirement
    • Or complete the AA degree from a Florida public institution
    • Or complete a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution
  • RN to BSN applicants may not have more than three courses outstanding among General Education, Gordon Rule, and Foreign Language requirements prior to starting the BSN program, and these courses must be completed prior to taking 4000-level courses
  • In many instances, it is quicker and cheaper to complete an AA degree from a state or community college in Florida rather than completing each of UCF’s general education, Gordon Rule, and foreign language requirements

UCF’s Gordon Rule Requirement 

  • Meet UCF’s Gordon Rule Requirement 
    • Or complete the AA degree from a Florida public institution
    • Or complete a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution

UCF’s Foreign Language Admission Requirement 

  • RN to BSN applicants may not have more than three courses outstanding among General Education, Gordon Rule, and Foreign Language requirements prior to starting the BSN program, and these courses must be completed prior to taking 4000-level courses
  • In many instances, it is quicker and cheaper to complete an AA degree from a state or community college in Florida rather than completing each of UCF’s general education, Gordon Rule, and foreign language requirements

8th Prerequisite