Nursing schools in FLORIDA

  1. if anyone is out there that has attended (or currently attends) a nursing school in the state of florida, please reply with a post about the admissions standards for your school.. i plan on going back to school and applying and was wondering about how hard it is to get into schools around the state. i am originally from tampa and would like to attend USF for financial purposes.. but i hear UCF has started up an accelerated bsn program.. if anyone knows much about UCF's program, please let me know about that too!!
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  3. by   manna
    Did you try posting this in the Florida forum?
  4. by   CarolineRn
    Quote from chuckcamp
    if anyone is out there that has attended (or currently attends) a nursing school in the state of florida, please reply with a post about the admissions standards for your school.. i plan on going back to school and applying and was wondering about how hard it is to get into schools around the state. i am originally from tampa and would like to attend USF for financial purposes.. but i hear UCF has started up an accelerated bsn program.. if anyone knows much about UCF's program, please let me know about that too!!
    I attended Manatee Community college and got my ADN. The only admission requirements to enter the school are a placement test, or SAT scores. To enter their nursing program, you have to have completed A&P, college level math or statistics, general psych, and written communications. You are also required to complete other classes, such as microbiology, human growth & development, and some other gen ed classes, but those can be concurrent with your nursing classes. Here is a link to their nursing website:
    http://www.mccfl.edu/Academ/Nursing/Nursing.htm

    Here is a link for USF's nursing department, you'll find all the admission requirements there: http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/nursing/index.html

    Best of luck!
  5. by   CarolineRn
    PS: I'm almost positive that accelerated BSN programs are usually for RN's who already have their ADN, but I could be wrong. I would research that more thoroughly if I were you.
  6. by   wonderbee
    Quote from CarolineRn
    PS: I'm almost positive that accelerated BSN programs are usually for RN's who already have their ADN, but I could be wrong. I would research that more thoroughly if I were you.
    The accelerated BSN is for students who already have a baccelaureate degree in another major. Caroline, might you be referring to the bridge programs for RN to BSN?

    I attend Palm Beach Community College's ADN program. Entrance requirements are based on points given for courses completed, GPA, previous college degrees (a baccelaureate is worth quite a few points), residency and work experience in the field. You will also be required to take the NLN and pass with at least 50%... of course the higher you score, the more points you earn. There is also a drug calculation exam. Prereqs are chem I, human growth and development, A&PI and a humanities. The co-reqs are the usual health science courses, pharmacology and humanities but I wouldn't recommend taking them as co-reqs, but rather taking them before application.
    It's a way heavy load.
  7. by   NicuNsg
    Went to an ADN program which works closely w/ UCF. The accelerated BSN you are talking about is the RN to BSN program. You have to already have a valid RN lic. in the state of Florida. As far as UCF goes, it is a great school. They also have an online program...you can live anywhere and do their program. They have clinical sites and preceptors all over (even in Europe).
    Good luck to you... :angel2:

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