University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL 32224

The University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville is a public institution with both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the 10-campus State University System of Florida. The main campus is on 1,300 acres of land and surrounded by a large nature preserve. There are 28 main buildings and 6 student housing facilities on campus. UNF was founded in 1972 and is organized into five separate colleges offering over 80 different degree programs and areas of study for undergraduates and graduates, including several paths to becoming a nurse. The nursing programs are offered through the UNF Brooks College of Health, which has an enrollment of 2,420 students.

Students who are interested in nursing can choose from BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP nursing programs. The RN to BSN bridge can be completed online or on-campus, while the other programs are offered on-campus. Enrollment in these programs is competitive. The university only admits 36 students to the BSN program each semester. The programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, while the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  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 195
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 42
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Florida State College at Jacksonville
10.08 miles away
Orange Park International School of Beauty
13.76 miles away
Saint Johns River State College
44.29 miles away
College of Coastal Georgia
62.97 miles away
Florida Gateway College
63.69 miles away
University of Florida
65.72 miles away
Express Training Services, LLC
67.54 miles away
Santa Fe College
68.76 miles away
Daytona State College
78.7 miles away
Camtech, Inc.
85.73 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2001 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - 12/10/2016
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
06/03/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 620
SAT: Math520 to 600
SAT: Writing500 to 590
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,344
30k to 48k$9,972
48k to 75k$13,535
75k to 110k$17,149
Over 110k$19,244
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $213.00 $693.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $494.00 $1,044.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

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

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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

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
University of North Florida
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Jacksonville, FL 32224

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