Admissions Next Steps

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.


RSVP

All admitted students must RSVP via email to ucfnurse@ucf.edu by the deadline stated in your admission email to reserve your seat.

Complete Background Check and Fingerprints

*For Traditional BSN & Second Degree BSN students ONLY. Valencia and Seminole State Concurrent students will complete a similar process at the state college. 

 

Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN


Applicants are offered conditional admission to a BSN program prior to submitting fingerprinting and background checks. This requires applicants to order a background check and complete a LiveScan fingerprint within seven calendar days of the conditional admission email. An applicant who fails to do so will forfeit his or her seat.

Applicants located outside of Florida are encouraged to do the fingerprints and background checks during the application window to avoid delays as mailed fingerprint cards may take up to 4 weeks to process.

Applicants will submit a background check and fingerprints through CastleBranch.com. If completed early, results may not be older than two months prior to the application deadline.

Instructions for the background check and fingerprinting can be found using the links below:


Nursing students are placed into real clinical settings as part of their education. Access to such settings is guided by Florida law which regulates the employment of persons to such settings as outlined in Florida Statute Title XXXI, Chapter 435 Section 04, Level 2 Screening Standards.

Habitual offenders will not be granted access to clinical settings. The inability to gain access to a clinical setting will not allow for a complete nursing education. Applicants with such inability will not be admitted to the program. Applicants who cannot obtain a nursing license as a result of their criminal history will not be admitted. Students with arrests pending the final decision of the court will not be admitted.

Submit Memorandum of Agreement

Print, sign, scan and return the Memorandum of Agreement you received according to the directions in the email.

Change Major

After we receive your Memorandum of Agreement, you may receive instructions to change your major. If instructed, you will submit the major change request via your myUCF portal. The College of Nursing will review and approve your major change request, if appropriate.

Once your major is changed to the correct BSN track, you will be able to register for BSN courses.

Complete and Submit Immunization Records

*For Traditional BSN & Second Degree BSN students ONLY. Valencia and Seminole State Concurrent students will complete a similar process at the state college.

 

Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN


First, you will need to submit your immunization records to UCF Student Health Services.

Additionally, prior to enrollment, you will need to complete a drug test and submit proof of meeting the College of Nursing immunization requirements.

The College of Nursing uses CastleBranch.com to collect, review, and document all required student immunizations and documents. CastleBranch is a secure platform that allows you to order your background checks, fingerprints, medical document manager and drug test online.

Drug Test (ECHAIN):
Within 24-48 hours after you place your order, the electronic chain of custody form (echain) will be placed directly into your CastleBranch account. This echain will explain where you need to go to complete your drug test.

Requirements for Medical Document Manager:
Document trackers provide secure online storage for all of your important documents. At the end of the online order process you will be prompted to upload specific documents required by your school for immunization, medical or certification records.

These include:

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR): Either 2 vaccinations OR positive antibody titers for all 3 components (lab reports required).
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Either 2 vaccinations OR positive antibody titer (lab report required).
  • Hepatitis B: Either 3 vaccinations OR positive antibody titer (lab report required).
  • TB Skin Test: Either a negative PPD test administered within the past 6 months OR a negative QuantiFERON Gold blood test administered within the past 6 months.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap): Tdap booster within the past 10 years.
  • CPR Certification: MUST be the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider course. Copy must be front and back of the card & card must be signed.
  • Health Insurance: Current Health Insurance card (both front and back of card) OR proof of coverage. *Monthly issued insurance is NOT acceptable; if name on card does NOT match student’s, verification of coverage from provider is required.
  • Influenza: Flu shot administered during the current flu season.
  • Physical Examination: Download, print and complete the 5-page Student Health Form & upload to this requirement. *Physical exam MUST be completed on school form AND signed by a medical professional.
  • HIPAA Certification: Upload proof of HIPAA Training Certification.
  • HIV Certification: Upload proof of HIV Training Certification.
Complete Final Prerequisite and University Degree Requirements

Complete all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better before the program start date. This means 8 prerequisites, except Seminole State/UCF Concurrent which is 12 and Valencia/UCF Concurrent which is 10.

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

  • Meet the three UCF requirements: General Education ProgramGordon 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.
Apply for Financial Assistance

For applicable students, complete FAFSA and view the process through UCF Office of Financial Assistance.

  • Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN students: Enter the UCF FAFSA code. To learn more, visit the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Concurrent students: Enter either the Valencia or Seminole State FAFSA Code. For assistance with the application, speak to your state college financial aid office. Concurrent students are ineligible to receive financial aid through UCF until after completing the ASN degree portion of their program. 

Some important links to review:

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility, Credit Hour Limits for Federal Aid, Excess Credit Hour Surcharge, Aggregate Loan Limits


Currently, there is more than $200,000 in scholarship aid available to nursing students – including second degree seeking students. Learn more about Scholarships & Aid.

Review Program Handbook
Attend Required UCF Orientation

New UCF students must complete the mandatory UCF Transfer Orientation where you will register for classes.

Additionally, the College of Nursing will require you to complete a separate orientation. It is a critical component to your educational endeavor.

 

Traditional BSN Orlando


New Transfer Student to UCF Current or Former UCF Student
1UCF Transfer Orientation
(any in-person session)
2Nursing Meet & Greet
(usually in June/July)
1Nursing Meet & Greet
(usually in June/July)
3Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before fall classes)
2Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before fall classes)

 

Traditional BSN Cocoa/Daytona Beach


New Transfer Student to UCF Current or Former UCF Student
1Nursing Meet & Greet
and UCF Transfer Orientation
(same day in June/July)
1Nursing Meet & Greet
(usually in June/July)
2Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before fall classes)
2Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before fall classes)

 

Second Degree BSN


New Transfer Student to UCF Current or Former UCF Student
1UCF Transfer Orientation
(any in-person session)
2Nursing Meet & Greet
(usually in April)
1Nursing Meet & Greet
(usually in April)
3Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before classes in May)
2Mandatory College of Nursing Orientation
(week before classes in May)

 

Concurrent ASN to BSN Programs (SSC/UCF and VC/UCF)


New Transfer Student to UCF Current or Former UCF Student
1College of Nursing Orientation
and UCF Transfer Orientation
(same date at same location)
1College of Nursing Orientation
2State College Nursing Program Orientation 2State College Nursing Program Orientation

 

Purchase LEAP*RN Subscription

You are required to purchase a one-time subscription to our student database, LEAP*RN. LEAP*RN will store course work, portfolios, plans of study, clinical placements, clinical hours, logs, and all evaluation data. The one-time subscription fee will allow you to access these documents for free, even after graduation.

You will receive an email with detailed instructions and a link to purchase the subscription. Please purchase it in a timely manner as you will not be able to register for BSN courses until it is paid.

Register for Classes

After you have changed your major and attended orientation, you are eligible to register for BSN courses. You may only register for courses in your BSN plan of study.

Click here for instructions on how to register for classes.

Please note that you will have a seat in the classes that are listed on your plan of study. If your classes appear closed or full, or you’re having problems registering for classes, please contact your academic advisor.

Review Resources & Information for Current Students
Maintain Physical Location Requirement

BSN students must be physically located in a Nurse Licensure Compact state for the duration of their education.

UCF College of Nursing faculty are authorized to teach in Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states. Due to nursing education restrictions imposed by non-NLC states, UCF is unable to offer courses, clinicals, or other educational services regardless of modality within non-NLC states. Should you be physically located within a non-NLC state for more than a vacation or brief visit, regardless of your legal state of residence or the type of license you have, you will be unable to apply or continue your nursing degree program at the UCF College of Nursing. This includes, but is not limited to, students accepting traveling nurse positions in a non-NLC state.

Students may contact the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean of Students with any questions regarding non-NLC states.