University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 32816

The University of Central Florida is part of the 10-campus State University System of Florida. Located in Orlando, the university has large class sizes due to a significant student population. However, UCF is also a competitive university to be accepted into. During the Fall 2016 semester, 17,441 students were accepted out of 34,886 applications. It was founded in 1963 and opened in 1968 as a technological university. However, it now offers a wide range of degrees for undergraduates and graduates. There are over 90 undergrad programs, along with 87 master’s programs. These programs are offered through 13 colleges, including the College of Health and Public Affairs.

The University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs provides students with several nursing options. The programs available include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, and Ph.D. degrees in nursing. The traditional BSN program is designed for juniors or transfers. Before enrolling, students must complete the prerequisite courses, which typically take two years to complete. The accelerated BSN is for students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. All programs are accredited by the CCNE and the Florida Board of Nursing.



Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 741
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 100
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 10
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 14

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Central Florida

Lincoln College of Technology
9.49 miles away
Seminole State College of Florida
11.84 miles away
Valencia College
17.42 miles away
Eastern Florida State College
30.63 miles away
Camtech, Inc.
31.08 miles away
Lake-Sumter State College
39.57 miles away
Daytona State College
42.46 miles away
Polk State College
50.27 miles away
Rose Training Institute, Inc.
51.25 miles away
College of Central Florida
70.78 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading540 to 630
SAT: Math540 to 640
SAT: Writing510 to 610
ACT Composite24 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,270
30k to 48k$13,493
48k to 75k$16,163
75k to 110k$18,882
Over 110k$19,274
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered [...]

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a [...]

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited [...]

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816

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