Nursing Non-Degree Program

This option is designed for licensed registered nurses who have completed a BSN and wish to take nursing graduate-level courses prior to being admitted to a degree-seeking program. Access to these courses is on a space-available basis. Completion of graduate-level courses does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


Graduate Courses Available to Non-degree Seeking Students

Nursing non-degree students are eligible to enroll in these select courses:

  • NGR 5800 Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5141 Pathophysiological Bases for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5638 Health Promotion (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5720 Organizational Dynamics (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5871 Healthcare Informatics (3 credit hours)


Nursing Program Enrollment Eligibility Criteria

As a non-degree seeking student, you will still need to meet eligibility criteria for the UCF College of Nursing graduate program. Therefore, you will need to meet the following:

  • You fulfill the general UCF graduate admissions requirements (see Admissions section of the UCF Graduate Catalog).
  • You are a licensed registered nurse in the State of Florida. (Out of state applicants must be eligible for RN license in Florida and must obtain RN license to begin clinical courses.)
  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree (either a BSN or non-nursing bachelor’s) and nursing degree (ASN or diploma) from a regionally accredited institution – an official transcript will need to be sent from each college/university attended.
  • You completed and passed an undergraduate statistics course.
  • You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to take “non-degree” courses within the College of Nursing.
Application Process for Non-degree Seeking Students
  • Students will be required to complete an application through the College of Graduate Studies. Please indicate the application is for “Nursing Non-Degree.”
  • If accepted, students must complete and submit a Non-degree Student Registration Request Form to the College of Nursing to be registered.
  • Students can only transfer courses taken in non-degree status with a “B” grade or better into a graduate nursing program. Transfer credit limitations apply to non-degree students and will vary depending on the program.
  • Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for policies related to non-degree seeking students and transfer of credit.