2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. Option (B.S.N.)

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College of Nursing
UTWR, Room: 3rd floor
Email: ucfnurse@ucf.edu

Dr. Mary Lou Sole, Dean 
Dr. Maureen Covelli, Chair, Dept of Nursing Practice 
Dr. Kelly Allred, Director, Traditional BSN and Second Degree BSN Programs 
Phone: 407-823-2744

For individuals who are not Registered Nurses but who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Admission Requirements

  • Acceptance to the university does not constitute admission to the upper division nursing program
  • Separate application to the limited access accelerated second degree Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) option must be made directly to the College of Nursing prior to the posted deadline of the year of admission is sought. For application deadlines, please visit http://www.nursing.ucf.edu/.
  • Admission to the university must also be completed by the program application deadline.
  • Students who have never attended the University of Central Florida as degree seeking undergraduate students must apply to the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a second degree-seeking student.
  • Students who have attended the University of Central Florida as degree seeking undergraduate students should apply through the Registrar’s Office. These students complete the “Readmission Application” form.
  • Students must receive a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to the start of the program.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session, prior to submitting the application.
  • Criminal background checks including fingerprints are required for all applicants to the undergraduate nursing program. The results are reviewed as part of the admission process and may be grounds for denying a student admission to the College of Nursing.
  • A standardized test and predetermined cutoff score will be required for acceptance to the College of Nursing. Information regarding this test can be found at http://www.nursing.ucf.edu.
  • At least seven (7) of the eight (8) common program prerequisites must be completed by the program application deadline with at least a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in each course.
  • All 8 prerequisite courses must be completed before program begins.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog year, including any minors.
  • Students should consult with an advisor in the College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Services Office for clarification of questions regarding prerequisite requirements.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the nursing major are required for continuation and graduation from the nursing program.
  • UCF Residency requirement: 30 hours (if applicable)

UCF General Education Program (GEP)

Communication Foundations

Cultural & Historical Foundations

Mathematical Foundations

Social Foundations

Science Foundations

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (27 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information. Any variation from the stated prerequisites must be approved in writing by the College of Nursing. Petition forms are available in the College of Nursing office.

1 science prerequisite
2 or other approved science prerequisite

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (57 Credit Hours)

Any variation from the following must be approved by the College of Nursing.

1 Students without a research course on transcript must take NUR 3165  Credit Hours: 3

Restricted Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Nursing Elective (3 Credit Hours)

  • One College of Nursing elective. A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • None


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • Mandatory Drug Screening is required prior to admission and “on demand” for continuation in the program.
  • Complete all courses in major with at least a “C” (2.0) or “S” grade when appropriate.
  • Maintain a UCF GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Maintain a College of Nursing GPA of 2.5 or above
  • All students admitted to a BSN program will be responsible for an annual subscription to the LEAP*RN student information database and repository.

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Completion of all courses in major with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better
  • UCF GPA of 2.5 or above
  • College of Nursing GPA of 2.5 or above

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 60

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • University Honors and Honors in the Major Available
  • Open to students with a minimum 3.5 GPA in Nursing.
  • Completion of a three credit directed readings course.
  • Completion of a three credit thesis course.
  • Must earn a minimum cumulative UCF 3.2 GPA.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours of college credit, including 12 graded upper division hours at UCF.

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Nursing courses and prerequisite courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit and approved by the College of Nursing. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions for Common Program Prerequisites may be acceptable if taken prior to transferring to UCF. Courses must be petitioned to the College of Nursing if not automatically approved.
  • General Psychology (PSY X012) or a General Psychology course Credit Hours: 3
  • General Sociology (SYG 2000 ) or an Intro to Sociology course Credit Hours: 3
  • Statistics (STA 2014C  or STA 2023 ) or a Statistics course Credit Hours: 3
  • General Chemistry (CHM 1032  or another approved chemistry course Credit Hours: 3 or approved science course Credit Hours: 3
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/lab (BSC 2093/2094) or (BSC X085/X086) or an A&P I&II Credit Hours: 8
  • General Microbiology (MCB 3020C ) (MCB X010C) w/lab or a Microbiology course w/lab. Credit Hours: 4
  • Developmental Psychology (DEP 2004C) or a Human Growth & Development Across Life Span Credit Hours: 3
  • Human Nutrition (HUN 3011  or 2202 or HUN 2201 ) or a Human Nutrition course Credit Hours: 3

Shared Courses

  • None

Graduate Courses Link

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $25 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $50 per term

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