Application Process & Requirements for UCF BSN Degrees

You’ve chosen the path to advance your career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCF. Let us help you navigate the next steps.

 


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Please note: admission statistics are for the limited-access, campus-based BSN programs. Online programs are not limited access.

 

Attend an Information & Advising Session

Prospective BSN students are encouraged to attend a UCF Nursing Information and Advising session. RSVPs are required for all campus locations. Register now.

For students unable to travel to campus for an information session:


Seminole State/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN applicants are also REQUIRED to attend an SSC Nursing Information Session. Get a head start by downloading the SSC/UCF Admissions Checklist.


Valencia/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN applicants are strongly encouraged to also attend a Valencia Health Sciences Information Session. Get a head start by downloading the VC/UCF Admissions Checklist.


Students who have additional questions after attending an Information and Advising Session can schedule an individual appointment with a nursing staff advisor.

Complete Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in all prerequisite courses.

If courses were taken out of state or at a private institution or if not part of the state of Florida common course numbering, you must submit a petition to the College of Nursing for all courses you wish to transfer (see Petition and Check for Transfer Courses below).

Please note that Seminole State College Concurrent ASN to BSN and Valencia College Concurrent ASN to BSN students have additional prerequisite courses. See details below.

Science Courses:

  • CHM 1032 (3) General Chemistry or other approved physical or life science*^
  • MCB 2004C (4) Microbiology with lab
  • ZOO 3733C (4) Human Anatomy**
  • PCB 3703C (4) Human Physiology**

Other Courses:

  • PSY 2012 (3) General Psychology* or SYG 2000 (3) General Sociology*
  • STA 2014 (3) or STA 2023 (3) Principles of Statistics*
  • DEP 2004 (3) Developmental Psychology
  • HUN 3011 (3) Human Nutrition

 


Seminole State College Concurrent ASN to BSN Additional Prerequisites

In addition to UCF’s nursing prerequisites above, Seminole State College Concurrent ASN to BSN program students must also complete the following and earn a “C” (2.0) or better:

Course

UCF Prefix and Number

SSC Prefix and Number

English Composition I or II
3 credits

ENC 1101* or ENC 1102*

ENC 1101* or ENC 1102*

General Education Humanities
3 credit course that satisfies Seminole’s Gen Ed. Humanities requirements

See approved list*

See Humanities

College Algebra or higher
3 credits

MAC 1105*       

MAC 1105*

Biology I
4 credits

BSC 2010C*

BSC 2010C*

 


Valencia College Concurrent ASN to BSN Additional Prerequisites

In addition to UCF’s nursing prerequisites above, Valencia College Concurrent ASN to BSN program students must also complete the following and earn a “C” (2.0) or better:

Course

UCF Prefix and Number

SSC Prefix and Number

English Composition I
3 credits

ENC 1101*

ENC 1101*

General Education Humanities
3 credit course that satisfies Valencia’s Gen Ed. Humanities requirements

See approved list*

See Area 2


*Also meets UCF’s general education requirements

^Chemistry is preferred and strongly encouraged. Must be a BSC, BCH, CHM, PCB or PHY course. If anything other than Chemistry, the course must have been taken at a Florida public institution or be an approved course through Academic Services via the Transfer Evaluation Request Process.

** Must take two courses from the SAME sequence: Sequence Option 1 (Human Anatomy and Human Physiology) or Sequence Option 2 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II).

Meet the Application Requirements for Campus-Based BSN Programs

Below are the minimum requirements needed to complete an application for the Traditional BSN, Second Degree BSN, SSC/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN and VC/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN programs at UCF.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for these limited-access programs does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


GPA:

3.0 overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as calculated by UCF.


Prerequisites:

  • Complete all but one of UCF’s nursing prerequisites (see above) by the application deadline. This means 7 of the 8 for most BSN programs, except SSC ASN-BSN is 11 of the 12 and Valencia ASN-BSN is 9 out of 10.
  • The one remaining prerequisite must be completed before the program start date.
  • All nursing prerequisites must be completed 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).

TEAS® Exam:

  • Register for and take the standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®).
  • Must pass with a composite score of 78% or above before the nursing program application deadline
  • Must complete all 4 parts of the TEAS exam
  • Re-test policy: Applicants may take the TEAS exam 3 times in a calendar year with a minimum of 30 days in between each attempt
  • Visit ATI Testing for additional testing locations and test preparation materials
  • UCF Test Prep offers a 27-hour comprehensive TEAS Review Program

Background Check and Fingerprints:

  • All students admitted to a UCF BSN program will need to complete a background check and fingerprints within seven days of receiving the conditional admission email. Note that Concurrent ASN to BSN students at Valencia College and Seminole State College will submit a background check to those colleges respectively, not UCF.
  • Applicants located outside of the State of Florida are encouraged to do the fingerprints and background checks during the application window to avoid delays.

UCF Requirements:

Prior to starting a campus-based BSN program, you must either:

  • Meet the three UCF requirements: General Education Program, Gordon Rule, and Foreign Language Admission.
  • OR complete the AA degree from a Florida public institution (*initial enrollment fall 2014 or later to meet the foreign language admission requirement).
  • OR complete a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution.

Please note: The last four BSN courses of the campus-based Concurrent ASN to BSN programs are taught online – consequently this program may not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact UCF Global at global.ucf.edu or call 407-823-2337.

Meet the Application Requirements for Online BSN Programs

Below are the minimum requirements needed to complete an application for the online RN to BSN and online Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN programs at UCF.


GPA:

RN to BSN
2.8 overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as calculated by UCF.

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN
3.0 overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as calculated by UCF.


Prerequisites:

RN to BSN

  • Complete all but one of UCF’s nursing prerequisites (see above) by the application deadline. This means 7 of the 8 for RN to BSN applicants. The one remaining prerequisite must be completed before the program start date.
  • All nursing prerequisites must be completed 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).

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN

  • Complete all 8 of UCF’s nursing prerequisites (see above) by the application deadline for Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN applicants.
  • All nursing prerequisites must be completed 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).

UCF Requirements:

Prior to starting an online BSN program, you must either:

  • Meet the three UCF requirements: General Education Program, Gordon Rule, and Foreign Language Admission with no more than three courses outstanding in these areas prior to starting the BSN program, and these courses must be completed prior to taking 4000-level courses.
  • OR complete the AA degree from a Florida public institution (*initial enrollment fall 2014 or later to meet the foreign language admission requirement).
  • OR complete a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution.

Please note: Online BSN programs do not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact UCF Global at global.ucf.edu or call 407-823-2337. 

Petition and Check for Transfer Courses

Transfers from private or out-of-state institutions

  • For nursing prerequisites (see above), complete a UCF College of Nursing Undergraduate Petition. Petitions are reviewed by committee monthly, and must be approved prior to the BSN application deadline.
  • For General Education Program (GEP) or foreign language courses, complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request with UCF Academic Services. GEP courses must be completed prior to starting Traditional, Second Degree, or Concurrent BSN programs. For the RN to BSN program, you cannot be missing more than nine credit hours of combined GEP and/or foreign language courses prior to starting. Note that completing a GEP at another school does not guarantee completion at UCF unless it was part of an AA degree at a public institution in Florida or completed at a state university in Florida.

SSC-UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN Program

Check your myKnight degree audit to see how courses transferred. Newly admitted students for spring will have access to the audit by October and newly admitted students for summer or fall should have access to the audit by February of that same year.

  • View your SSC unofficial transcript by logging in to your MySeminoleState Select My Academics → Transcripts → View my unofficial transcript
  • If courses did not transfer properly, please contact Seminole State College prior to the application deadline.
  • If you are transferring credit from a private institution or any institution outside of the state of Florida, please follow the steps above.

Valencia-UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN Program

  • Check your myKnight degree audit to see how courses transferred. Newly admitted students for spring will have access to the audit by October and newly admitted students for summer or fall should have access to the audit by February of that same year.
  • View your unofficial transcript by logging in to your Valencia Atlas account. Select Courses → Registration → Transcripts, Grades & Holds → Academic Transcript → For Transcript Level → select Credit in the drop-down menu
  • If you have course numbers that do not match the listed prerequisites, you may request a Health Sciences Advising Transfer Course Review form via email to request any possible course substitutions before the nursing application deadline.
  • If you need help viewing your academic transcript, please visit the nearest Valencia Atlas Lab or call 407-582-5444.
  • If you are transferring credit from a private institution or any institution outside of the state of Florida, please follow the steps above.
Apply by Application Deadlines

* We recommend that you apply to UCF at least 3 months in advance of the nursing application deadline. You must be admitted to UCF before you can apply to the College of Nursing’s BSN program.

 

Traditional BSN

Apply just prior to junior year in college; MECP eligible


Offered at Start Apply to
UCF
Apply to
BSN
Submit
TEAS

UCF Orlando
UCF Cocoa
UCF Daytona

Fall By Nov. 15* Feb. 1-15 By Feb. 15

 

Second Degree BSN

Must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or higher; MECP eligible


Offered at Start Apply to
UCF
Apply to
BSN
Submit
TEAS
UCF Orlando Summer By Oct. 15* Jan. 1-15 By Jan. 15

Apply to Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Jan. 1 – Feb. 1 (optional)

 

Seminole State/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN

Apply to Seminole State at same time as UCF


Offered at Start Apply to
SSC & UCF
Apply to
ASN & BSN
Submit
TEAS
UCF Altamonte Summer By Oct. 17* Jan. 13-17 By Jan. 17
  Fall By Feb. 9* May 3-9 By May 9
  Spring By May. 30* Aug. 26-30 By Aug. 30

 

Valencia/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN

Apply to Valencia College at same time as UCF


Offered at Start Apply to
VC & UCF
Apply to
ASN & BSN
Submit
TEAS
UCF Valencia West Fall By Feb. 15* May 1-15 By May 15
  Spring By June 15* Sept. 1-15 By Sept. 15

 

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN

Apply after completing first semester of articulated AS in Nursing program


Offered at Start Apply to
UCF
Apply to
BSN
Submit
TEAS
Online Summer By Dec. 15* March 1-15 n.a.
  Fall By April 15* July 1-15 n.a.
  Spring By Aug. 15* Nov. 1-15 n.a.

 

RN to BSN

Licensed RNs simply submit one application directly to UCF. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. ** You must be admitted to UCF by the deadline. Otherwise, you will be unable to enroll in classes until the following semester.


Offered at Start Apply to
UCF
Admitted
to UCF
Submit
TEAS
Online Summer By March 1 By March 21** n.a.
  Fall By July 1 By July 21** n.a.
  Spring By Nov. 1 By Nov. 21** n.a.

 


Apply to a BSN Program

Begin this process only after meeting the application requirements listed above.


Melissa Papa BSN Class of 2019

 

Traditional BSN

Begin this process only after meeting the application requirements listed above.

Step 1: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Select “NURSPEND” as your major. Send all official transcripts and CLEP/AP/IB score reports to UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application. Please note that students with a previous bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply for the Traditional BSN program in Orlando, but can apply for the Traditional BSN programs in Cocoa and Daytona or the Second Degree BSN program in Orlando.

Select “NURS-PEND Nursing Pending” as your major.

Step 2: Apply to the College of Nursing & Choose a Campus

After you are accepted to UCF, you will receive a UCF student ID number. The student ID number is required to complete the online application to the College of Nursing.

When applying to the Traditional BSN program, you will need to choose your campus – Orlando, Cocoa or Daytona Beach. Please note that since this is a limited access program, applicants may choose multiple campus locations to expand their options for getting accepted.

Step 3: Send TEAS Scores

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to UCF. If you have taken the TEAS at the UCF Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to UCF.

Acceptance:

Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 6-8 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

Helene Fuld Scholar Etamar Borderly

 

Second Degree BSN

Begin this process only after meeting the application requirements listed above.

Step 1: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Select “NURSPEND” as your major. Send all official transcripts and CLEP/AP/IB score reports to UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application.

Select “NURS-PEND Nursing Pending” as your major.

Step 2: Apply to the College of Nursing

After you are accepted to UCF, you will receive a UCF student ID number. The student ID number is required to complete the online application to the College of Nursing.

Step 3: Send TEAS Scores & Bachelor’s Degree Transcript

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to UCF. If you have taken the TEAS at the UCF Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to UCF.

A non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for this program. Final transcripts must be submitted to UCF prior to program start date.

Acceptance:

Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 6-8 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

UCF Student at Seminole State College

 

SSC/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN

Download SSC/UCF Admissions Checklist

Step 1: Apply to Seminole State College

Complete and submit a Seminole State Application for Admission at least 3 months before the Concurrent ASN to BSN application deadline. Select “Associate of Science in Nursing (RN-AS)” as your major. Send all official transcripts and test scores to Seminole State.

Step 2: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Send all official transcripts and CLEP/AP/IB score reports to UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application.

Select “NURS-PEND Nursing Pending” as your major.

Step 3: Apply to the College of Nursing & Submit TEAS scores

After you are accepted to UCF, you will receive a UCF student ID number. The student ID number is required to complete the online application to the College of Nursing.

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to UCF. If you have taken the TEAS at the UCF Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to UCF.

Step 4: Apply to the Seminole State College ASN Program & Submit TEAS scores

Complete the paper application for the SSC ASN Program and submit to an SSC campus location by the application deadline.

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to SSC. If you have taken the TEAS at the SSC Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to SSC.

Acceptance:

Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 6-8 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

UCF Students at Valencia College

 

VC/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN

Download the VC/UCF Admissions Checklist

Step 1: Apply to Valencia College

Complete and submit a Valencia Application for Admission with the $35 Valencia application fee at least 3 months before the Concurrent ASN to BSN application deadline. Select “AS: Nursing RN (Articulated)” as your major. Send all official transcripts and test scores to Valencia.

Step 2: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Send all official transcripts and CLEP/AP/IB score reports to UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application.

Select “NURS-PEND Nursing Pending” as your major.

Step 3: Apply to the College of Nursing & Submit TEAS scores

After you are accepted to UCF, you will receive a UCF student ID number. The student ID number is required to complete the online application to the College of Nursing.

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to UCF. If you have taken the TEAS at the UCF Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to UCF.

Step 4: Apply to the Valencia College ASN Program & Submit TEAS scores

Complete the online Valencia ASN application on your Atlas Account by the application deadline.

Send official TEAS score report from ATI Testing to Valencia. If you have taken the TEAS at the Valencia Testing Center, your scores will be sent automatically to Valencia.

Acceptance: Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 4-6 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

students outside on laptop

 

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN Online

Begin this process only after meeting the application requirements listed above.

Step 1: Complete first semester of ASN

You will need to show proof of completion of the first semester in a Florida College System ASN program.

Step 2: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least 3 months before the BSN application deadline. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Send all official transcripts and CLEP/AP/IB score reports to UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application.

Select “AS NURSPND Nursing Pending, AS to BS” as your major.

Step 3: Apply to the College of Nursing

After you are accepted to UCF, you will receive a UCF student ID number. The student ID number is required to complete the online application to the College of Nursing.

Acceptance:

Please note that admissions decisions will not be made until after the application cycle ends. This process may take up to 4-6 weeks. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

 

nurse

Online RN to BSN, Post-licensure

Begin this process only after meeting the application requirements listed above.

Step 1: Apply to UCF

New UCF students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline. Former UCF students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application.

Select “RN NURSPND Nursing Pending, RN to BSN” as your major. 

You do not need to also submit a UCF College of Nursing application.

Step 2: Send copy of RN license

A copy of your current and valid RN license must be scanned and emailed to ucfnurse@ucf.edu by the application deadline.

Acceptance:

RN to BSN applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis each semester. Admission decisions are typically made a few months prior to the semester start date. You can expect to receive an email confirming or denying your acceptance into the program.

 

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