Nursing Non-Degree

Applying as Non-Degree Seeking Student

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 are on a space-available basis. Completion of graduate-level courses does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

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.

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 Health Care Informatics (3 credit hours)

Nursing Program Enrollment Eligibility Criteria

  • Transcript: an official transcript (in a sealed envelope or sent electronically directly from the institution) from each college/university attended
    • Includes earned bachelor's degree (either BSN or non-nursing bachelor's) and nursing degree (ASN or diploma)
    • Degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution (students with a non-nursing bachelor's can apply but must take prerequisites)
  • Undergraduate Statistics Course
  • GPA: 3.0 minimum to take "non-degree" courses within the College of Nursing
  • RN License: must be 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)

Application Requirements

  • UCF General Education Requirements: UCF requires all prospective student to fulfill the general UCF graduate admissions requirements. Visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog.


Students who want to become nurses and have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline other than nursing should consider the Second Degree BSN program.

Students who have a nursing license and a non-nursing bachelor's degree are eligible to take prerequisite courses in non-degree standing.

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