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  • University of North Florida (UNF) Brooks College of Health School of Nursing

    The University of North Florida (UNF) Brooks College of Health School of Nursing offers accredited BSN, RN to BSN, and DNP degree programs including the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia program and programs as a Nurse Practitioner.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 95
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited COA Accredited
    • Location Jacksonville, Florida
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CRNA, NP, Accelerated BSN, Other
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    In 1965, The University of North Florida (UNF), a public institution, was founded.

    In 1988, the Brooks College of Health was established.

    Undergraduate


    Regular Prelicensure BSN

    This program starts with general classes, based on science and liberal arts, and progresses into nursing courses throughout the years.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled
    • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.90
    • Complete of all BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C"
    • Prerequisite GPA of at least 2.90 
    • Complete the TEAS version V or VI within the last five years

    Accelerated Prelicensure BSN

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Graduate from a regionally accredited institution with a baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum cumulative undergraduate 3.20 GPA
    • Complete of all nursing prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C"
    • Prerequisite GPA of at least 2.90
    • Complete TEAS version V or VI within the past five years 

    Required after Admission – Regular and Accelerated Prelicensure (not all inclusive)

    • Proof of current CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, and 2-person
    • TB skin test or chest x-ray
    • Immunizations as required
    • Health report indicating no health condition present that would prohibit providing patient care
    • Background check
    • 12-panel drug screen
    • Seasonal influenza vaccinations while enrolled

    RN-BSN Bridge (On Campus)

    This program is designed for nurses that already hold a license as an RN and is an on-campus program.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Active RN license in Florida or NCLEX-RN appointment proof
    • Diploma in Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing from nationally accredited nursing program
    • Transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled
    • Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization(s) or background information
    • Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution
    • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.80 
    • Completion of BSN prerequisite courses with no grade lower than "C"

    RN-BSN Bridge (Online)

    The program is designed for nurses that already hold a license as an RN. This program is only conducted online.

    Admission Requirements (see RN-BSN On Campus).

    Graduate


    Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (Generic)

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • MSN from regionally accredited institution and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
    • Certification in one of the following roles:  NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP
    • Minimum graduate GPA 3.30
    • Current licensure as RN or APRN in candidate's state of practice
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Two letters of reference
    • Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization(s) or background information

    Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive) 

    • MSN from regionally accredited institution and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
    • Active national certification as an NP
    • Minimum graduate GPA 3.30
    • Current licensure as an RN or APRN in the candidate's state of practice 
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Two letters of reference
    • Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization(s) or background information

    BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

    The BSN-DNP program is for nurses that have graduated from a BSN regionally accredited program and would like to go on to become a Nurse Practitioner, focusing on the family.

    Admission (not all inclusive)

    • BSN from a regionally accredited institution
    • Minimum 3/0 GPA from undergraduate nursing major
    • Entrance exam scores within the last five (5) years; applicants with a previous graduate-level degree from a regionally accredited institution will not be required to submit test scores 
    • One-year experience as an RN in a clinical setting
    • Detailed description of RN experience
    • Letter of Intent
    • Active, unencumbered RN license in FL; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure upon admission
    • Undergraduate Health Assessment, Statistics, & Research courses with a grade of "B" or better
    • Two letters of recommendation

    Items Required if Admitted (not all inclusive)

    • CPR for adult, child, infant, & 2-person
    • Tuberculosis screening, immunizations as required
    • Background check
    • 12-panel drug screen
    • Seasonal influenza vaccinations while enrolled

    BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • BSN from regionally accredited institution
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA from undergraduate nursing major
    • GRE test scores within the last five (5) years
    • Minimum 2 years experience as an RN in critical care setting
    • Personal statement
    • Current licensure as a RN; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure
    • Undergraduate Health Assessment, Statistics, and Research courses with a grade of "B" or better
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Applicants meeting minimum admission requirements may be invited for an interview

    Items Required if Admitted (see above).

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredited UNF.

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the nursing programs.

    The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredited the Nurse Anesthesia Program.

    The Florida Board of Nursing approved the UNF School of Nursing programs.

    Rankings, Recognitions, Accolades

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #70 (tie) Best Nursing Schools: DNP
    • #42 (tie) in Regional Universities South
    • #29 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #58 in Best Value Schools
    • #14 (tie) in Top Public Schools
    • #37 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
    • #105 in Nursing-Anesthesia

    NICHE (2019)

    • Top Public Universities in America #134 of 672
    • Best College Campuses in America #149 of 1,408
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #184 of 599
    • Best Colleges in America #376 of 1,647
    • Best College Dorms in America #379 of 1,370
    • Most Conservative Colleges in America #381 of 725
    • Best College Locations in America #387 of 1,553
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #538 of 1,592
    • Best Value Colleges in America #606 of 1,590
    • Top Public Universities in Florida #6 of 37
    • Best College Campuses in Florida #9 of 41
    • Best College Dorms in Florida #9 of 39
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in Florida #9 of 24
    • Best Value Colleges in Florida #10 of 67
    • Most Conservative Colleges in Florida #11 of 25
    • Best Colleges in Florida #13 of 75
    • Best College Locations in Florida #29 of 70
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Florida #33 of 75
    • Best Colleges in Jacksonville Area #1 of 5
    • Best Value Colleges in Jacksonville Area #1 of 5

    Forbes (2019)

    • #461 Top Colleges
    • #158 in Public Colleges
    • #94 in the South
    • #214 America's Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review listed UNF Best Southeastern (2018).

    MONEY Magazine ranked UNF #537 Best Colleges For Your Money (2018).

    Nurse.org, for 2018, ranked UNF in the Top 10 Schools.

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