University of Florida’s (UF) accelerated BSN nursing program in Gainesville, Florida allows students who have completed a baccalaureate degree to earn a BS in nursing within four consecutive semesters of full time study. The nursing curriculum is the same as the regular bachelor’s in nursing, but it skips non-nursing requirements that were already met with the original bachelor’s degree.
UF accelerated BSN program is very competitive when it comes to admissions. High GPA and high test scores are a must. If you prefer to take the GRE General Test instead of the TEAS or HESI, this school will be perfect for you to apply to.
Prerequisite Courses for University of Florida Accelerated BSN Nursing Program
The following six prerequisite courses are required prior to beginning the program (by the end of the spring term prior to the fall semester of entry):
- Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab (4 credits)
- Anatomy and Physiology 2 with lab (4 credits)
- Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
- Human Nutrition (3 credits)
A course in epidemiology is recommended, but not required.
All prerequisite courses must have been taken within the past seven years with a grade of “C” or better. The minimum grade will not be sufficient to gain admission.
The GPA during the last 60 credits towards the bachelor’s degree needs to be a minimum of 3.0 OR the cumulative GPA in a master’s or doctoral program needs to be 3.0.
UF Accelerated BSN Nursing GRE Requirement
Another requirement is to take the GRE General Test along with completion of the Analytical Writing section of the GRE test. The score in the quantitative and verbal sections need to be at least 500 in each section.
Other requirements include a resume / CV, two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal), and a statement of goals.
University of Florida Accelerated BSN Admissions Stats
For 2009, 295 students applied with 55 acceptances. The chances of getting in are a little worse than 1 in 5. Students need to concentrate of having a high GPA as well as a high GRE score.
A student who applied in 2009 with a 1290 GRE and 3.8 cumulative GPA got waitlisted and did not get in. However, he was taking two science prerequisites in the spring (A&P 2 and Microbiology). Another student with a GPA of 3.7 for last 60 credits plus 1280 GRE got in.That is a hint as to what type of GPA and GRE are needed.