Why choose our RN to BSN program?

Now is the time to prepare for career advancement with the UF Online RN to BSN program. Today’s ever-changing health care system values the sound leadership of nursing professionals. You can become one of these leaders when you earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program that’s accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

College Nursing
Degree TypeBachelor of Science in Nusring
Diploma TitleBachelor of Science in Nursing
Transcript TitleBachelor of Science in Nursing

The UF Online RN to BSN degree program provides a flexible, affordable and practical pathway for licensed registered nurses in Florida to earn an advanced degree in the nursing field.

  • Designed for working RNs
  • Complete coursework 100% online
  • Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Now is the time to earn your BSN. Here’s why.

You are one of nearly 3 million nurses in the workforce today. Did you know 55%* of all RNs hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? Your career is too important to fall behind, especially now, with so much opportunity on the horizon.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the RN occupation will grow nearly 20% through 2022. In addition, the BLS projects the need for 525,000 replacement nurses, bringing the total of job openings to 1.05 million through 2022. Now is the time to prepare for greater opportunity ahead.

With a BSN from UF Online, you can:

  • Put yourself on a path to advanced education and leadership roles.
  • Provide leadership in the delivery of safe, high-quality health care.
  • Apply information management, current evidence and technology to improve outcomes.
  • Analyze processes through which health care policies are developed and changed.
  • Influence professional nursing practice and health care systems.
  • Implement wellness promotion and illness prevention strategies.

At this time, UF Online is only able to accept students who have an active, unencumbered Florida RN license. Please contact our online enrollment team for more information.

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) are required to have:

  • An associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • A GPA of 2.8 or higher from an associate in nursing program
  • Active, unencumbered Florida RN license
  • Proof of enrollment in and/or completion of the following required prerequisite courses, (all with an earned grade of C or higher):
    • A three credit Psychology, Social Psychology, or Sociology course
    • A three credit Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course
    • Anatomy & Physiology One: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Anatomy & Physiology Two: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Microbiology: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
    • Statistics: 3 Credits
    • Human Growth and Development OR Developmental Psychology: 3 Credits
    • Human Nutrition: 3 Credits
Are there any clinical requirements for this degree?

The RN to BSN program is offered in an online format. However there are two courses, Health Assessment and Public Health, that have clinical components. Clinical requirements for these two courses are met either with online activities or with activities that can be accomplished in the local community.

What is the application process?

The application process for the RN to BSN program is a two part application process. All applicants are required to complete the following:

  1. UF Application
  2. NursingCAS The Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs

Both applications must be submitted and completed by the spring application deadline.

* According to HRSA’s 2013 report The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014