About the College

Educating Nurses Since 1979

The College of Nursing is one of 12 colleges at the University of Central Florida. The college offers high-quality academic programs from the baccalaureate to the doctorate, growing research and scholarship opportunities for faculty and students, and is highly-respected for its long-standing commitment to clinical excellence and community service. The college is dedicated to creating an environment of excellence, and prepares all levels of professional nurses and scholars for diverse health care and leadership roles.

Both affordable and flexible, the online graduate tracks are ranked on the U.S. News & World Report list of best nursing programs and a top program for Veterans.

UCF nursing students are highly sought after by employers for their demonstrated academic excellence—scoring well above the national and state averages on nursing board certification and licensure exams.



The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and advanced practice post-master's certificates at the College of Nursing at University of Central Florida are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, (t: 202-887-6791). The CCNE is one of just two accrediting agencies nationally recognized by the United States Secretary of Education to accredit nursing education programs. Prior to 2002, all programs were accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

The college is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.




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